The tail end of a tour around the beauties of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales found my wife Liz and I hitting the coast at Caernarfon just a few minutes before sunset.
I wasn't expecting anything special to photograph, having spent the rest of the day under heavy clouds but, as usual, the North Wales coastal weather had other ideas.
As sunset approached, the clouds lightened and then parted to allow beautiful golden light to pour over the coastal landscape, while just above the horizon a lovely display of colours and light burst into life.
Needless to say I was out of the parked car in a flash, running back along the coast road while trying to extend my tripod legs and looking for a good vantage point to give a view out over the Menai Straits to the developing sunset over the southwestern tip of Anglesey, just across the water.
I just managed to set the camera off recording the stills for this time lapse video before the sun reached the horizon, and I kept on filming until the last vestiges of natural colour had faded from the sky.
An unexpected and most welcome finale to another lovely day in North Wales.
Filename - menai straits sunset timelapse 02.mp4
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 40mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 0.6 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between the sky and foreground.
Shooting interval - 3 seconds
Location - Menai Straits at Caernarfon, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps
Clip duration - 21 seconds
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