In the summer of 2020 my wife Liz and I took advantage of the easing of Coronavirus lockdown measures to have a short break in the Lake District in the north of England.
Famous for its lakes and mountains, this part of the UK also encompasses a lovely stretch of west facing coastline, and it was to this coast at Ravenglass that we went at the end of the day to watch the sunset out over the Irish Sea.
An active weather front had just moved through, leaving clearing skies in its wake but with enough cloud action to make an interesting and engaging time lapse.
So we got a couple of takeaway coffees from the local pub and set ourselves up on the sea wall to watch as the sun sank towards the western horizon, sending sunbeams shooting through the broken clouds.
Over the hour we spent filming the tide moved in, slowly floating two yachts that were moored in just the perfect position for my time lapse, and we only stopped shooting when the final touch of colour had disappeared from the clouds above.
Then it was finally time to drive back to our holiday flat, having really enjoyed our evening by the sea.
Filename - ravenglass sunset timelapse 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/400 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/4 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Filters - 2/3 stop reverse graduated neutral density filter used to darken the sky along the horizon.
Shooting interval - 6 seconds
Location - Ravenglass, Lake District, England
Video processing - Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Premiere Pro
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and 1080p HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 24 seconds
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