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Menai Straits Time Lapse #12

The story behind this video

One of the most amazing (and dangerous!) stretches of tidal water in the world is the Menai Straits which separates the beautiful Isle of Anglesey from mainland Wales on the North Wales coast.

The water rips though the Straits at a frightening rate when the tide is in full spate, but on this occasion all was calm at low tide as my wife Liz and I sat on the Anglesey shore just drinking in the beauty and watching as the rolling clouds overhead caught the light of the setting sun.

We were enjoying a cup of tea at the Gazelle Hotel, just opposite Bangor pier and right on the edge of the Straits, so I wasn't going to let this photographic opportunity slip by.

So while Liz carried on drinking tea and knitting in the sun outside the hotel I made my way gingerly over wet seaweed covered rocks to find a suitable vantange point for a time lapse video shoot.

In the end I found two, changing my position part way through filming to make more of a conveniently moored yacht as the last of the sunlight lit up the clouds overhead.

Then it was time to drink up and start the hour and a quarter drive home, in a state of serious contentment having been part of such peace and loveliness for a while.

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Sequence 1
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Video data

Filename - menai straits timelapse 12.mp4

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens (1st sequence) - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 17-40mm zoom @23mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/2 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Two stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.

Shooting interval (1st sequence) - 6 seconds
Shooting interval (2nd sequence) - 4 seconds

Location - Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p 30fps

Clip duration - 23 seconds