One of the most charming places that my wife Liz and I 'discovered' during our two week holiday exploring Devon and Cornwall was the small fishing village of Mevagissey on the south coast near St Austell.
With a busy harbour split into an inner and outer quay and quaint narrow streets leading up from the shore Mevagissey was a visual delight, and with summer cumulus clouds racing by overhead, casting patches of sunlight and shadow over the boats and houses it was too good an opportunity to miss.
So I set up my camera and tripod on the quayside overlooking the harbour and started off by shooting a real time video of the scene, followed by the 400+ still images needed to create this timelapse sequence.
Between the two, I prefer this time lapse, emphasisng the movement of the boats and clouds.
Filename - mevagissey timelapse 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/160 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/160 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Mevagissey, Cornwall, England
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K+, and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 19 seconds
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