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Lough Derg Clouds Timelapse #3

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The story behind this video

Close to sunset on a 'soft' evening in Ireland and my wife Liz and I have driven up the Tipperary side of the huge and beautiful Lough Derg to one of our favourite viewpoints to watch the light play over the lake.

As usual for this part of the world, dramatic clouds were scudding across the darkening skies but down below us the surface of Lough Derg was almost a flat calm, reflecting the passing patches of light and dark on its still surface.

We stayed there for a couple of hours, watching and filming as the daylight merged into the blue tones of twilight before finally packing up and heading back to our holiday cottage on the County Clare side of Lough Derg.

Just a wonderful, peaceful time.

Video data

Filename - lough derg clouds timelapse 03

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/30 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 0.8 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the light levels between the sky and foreground. Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Lough Derg, County Tipperary, Ireland

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (5k, 4k and HD 1080p versions also available)

Clip duration - 20 seconds