Some views just stir the emotions, which is how I felt looking out over the river Mersey from Seacombe Dock on the Wirral, taking in the iconic skyline of Liverpool's waterfront along the far shore.
I've no particular affection for big cities, but there's something about Liverpool's skyline that I find compelling.
Maybe it's the history, expressed in the grand architecture of the Three Graces, including the world famous Royal Liver Building, or maybe it's the modern skyscrapers and museum buildings, or more likely, the wonderful juxtaposition of the two conflicting cultures.
Anyhow, on this wonderful day for photography, with broken clouds scudding across a sunny sky while casting moving shadows on the cityscape below, I set up my camera and tripod on the promenade by Seacombe Dock and set it off to record the hundreds of still images needed for just a few seconds worth of time lapse video, showing sunlight and shadow playing across this iconic view of Liverpool.
And towards the end of the shoot I was rewarded with a special treat, as the world famous Mersey Ferry set off from the dock right next to me and sailed right through my composition on it's way across the river.
What a great ending to a great half hour!
Filename - merseyside timelapse 03
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 45mm
Exposure - (start of sequence) - 1/400 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure - (end of sequence) - 1/400 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brightness levels between the sky and land.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, England
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 15 seconds
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