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Rhyl Sunset Timelapse #1

The story behind this video

For the past few years now we've been blessed here in North Wales to host the second largest operating offshore wind farm in the world, the Gwynt y Môr (or 'Sea Wind'), situated in Colwyn Bay.

And for years now I've been including those magnificent turbines in various still images and video clips.

Mid summer is my favourite time to photograph them, specifically because I can catch the sun both rising and setting behind the towers and rotating blades.

And I know a few good spots to watch and film the action from, such as the sea facing footpath at the back of Rhyl harbour, newly restored, which is where I captured this sunset in three parts from.

Evenings don't come much better than this, with calm, clear conditions allowing me to use my longest lens to its full potential to catch the sun disappearing below the horizon, followed by a rapid switch to my widest lens to highlight the subtle and beautiful twilight colours in the high clouds above following sunset.

What a stunning combination of natural and man made scenery!

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Sequence #1
Sequence #2
Sequence #3

Video data

Filename - rhyl sunset timelapse 01.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens (1st sequence) - 100-400mm zoom @ 100mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 100-400mm zoom @ 400mm
Lens (3rd sequence) - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure (start of shoot) - 1/80 sec @ f32, ISO100
Exposure (end of shoot) - 1/4 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used in the 3rd sequence to balance the exposure between sky and land. No filters used in the 1st and 2nd sequences.

Shooting interval (1st sequence) - 6 seconds
Shooting interval (2nd sequence) - 2 seconds
Shooting interval (3rd sequence) - 3 seconds

Location - Rhyl, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4k & 1080p versions available)

Clip duration - 50 seconds