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, so much so that we made the effort to visit twice, which was quite a drive from our base near Bude to the northeast.
Our second visit was timed to catch the sunset and dusk, as I specifically wanted to shoot this time lapse sequence showing the lights of the town coming on and reflecting in the still waters of the harbour below.
And I wasn't disappointed as we spent a happy hour or so on the quayside watching and filming as boats rocked at their moorings below and the natural light of day slowly leached from the sky above.
I kept on shooting images until nearly all the twilight had gone before relucantly starting the long drive back to our holiday cottage.
A long way to go, but well worth the effort to see such loveliness.
Filename - mevagissey timelapse 02
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/25 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 4 secs @ f4, ISO200
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brightness of the scene with its reflection.
Shooting interval - 6 seconds
Location - Mevagissey, Cornwall, England
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K+, and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 22 seconds
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