One of the most iconic sights on the North Wales coast, this is Thomas Telford's suspension bridge, the first of its kind, spanning the Menai Straits between mainland Wales and the Isle of Anglesey.
A beautiful structure in a beautiful setting, shown in this time lapse video shot on a very chilly January afternoon with storm clouds racing over the snow capped peaks of Snowdonia while the tide surges down the Straits.
Every now and then the last light of the setting sun found a gap in the clouds to bath the landscape in a roseate glow, adding another element of loveliness to the unfolding scene.
An hour well spent on the way back home from a jaunt around Anglesey.
Filename - menai straits timelapse 14.mp4
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/4 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/4 sec @ f4, ISO400
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Shooting interval - 3 seconds
Location - Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps
Clip duration - 27 seconds
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