I was driving along on my way to Rhyl on the North Wales coast when I passed by Rhuddlan, just a few miles from my destination.
Glancing over I saw that the imposing Rhuddlan castle on the banks of the river Clwyd was bathed in dramatic sunlight while the landscape all around was shrouded in shadow.
I had some time before needing to be at Rhyl to catch the sunset, so I diverted off into the small town of Rhuddlan to get a better view.
Parking up, I walked with my camera gear to the bridge over the river, giving me this lovely view of the castle and surrounding countryide.
The sun was playing hide and seek behind me, in and out of the passing clouds, with patches of sunlight and shadow racing across the scene.
So I wasted no time in setting up my gear to take the hundreds of still images needed to make this short time lapse sequence.
Having finished shooting the stills for this time lapse I was loth to tear myself away from such dynamic lighting, so I also shot about a minute of 'live action' HD video, which you can also watch at this link.
Filename - rhuddlan castle timelapse 01.mp4
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105 zoom @ 47mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/250 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/250 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Rhuddlan, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (5K, 4K, HD and web formats also available)
Clip duration - 15 seconds
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