The beautiful and enigmatic Menai Straits, ever changing but always the same.
Which is why my wife Liz and I quite often end up here on the foreshore at Caernarfon on the North Wales coast at the end of the day, to watch the sun go down over the low lying Isle of Anglesey, just across the waters.
You can never be sure what the weather is going to do in this part of the world, which is part of its charm, and on this occasion we had ominous, dark clouds overhead, with just a thin gap along the horizon through which the red hues of sunset were trying to escape, but never quite making it.
I toyed with the idea of just driving home, but in the end I couldn't resist shootin gthe few hundred frames needed to create this time lapse video of the attempted sunset.
Nothing spectacular, no beams of sunlight or vividly underlit clouds, just a peaceful transition from day to evening by the side of this wonderful stretch of water.
Filename - menai straits sunset timelapse 05
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2
Lens (1st clip) - 24-105mm zoom @ 47mm
Exposure (start of shoot) - 1/20 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure (end of shoot) - 1/2 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Menai Straits at Caernarfon, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and 1080p HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 20 seconds
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