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Nant Ffrancon Timelapse #3

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Looking like a set from Lord of the Rings, the Nant Ffrancon valley in the Snowdonia National Park boasts waht must be one of the most stunning views in the UK.

Mountains, a huge waterfall, forests, fields, river and RAF jets pulling some serious G low overhead as they hammer around the peak of Pen Yr Olwen, this a place to savour.

Especially when the weather plays along too, as it did on this lovely summer's afternoon with light cumulus clouds wafting by overhead, casting patches of sunlight and shadow on the landscape below.

I picked my vantage point carefully for this shoot, with my tripod perched on a rock in the middle of the river right at the top of a serious waterfall cascading to the valley floor a couple of hundred feet below.

Just a fantastic place, and I'm planning a return trip, this time looking up from the valley floor to catch that waterfall in all its glory.

Don't you just love Snowdonia!

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Filename - nant ffrancon timelapse 03.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/100 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/100 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter to enhance colours. 3 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky

Shooting interval - 3 seconds

Location - Nant Ffrancon, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 16 seconds