It's that time of year again, approaching midsummer when the sun sets as far to the northwest as it ever gets on the North Wales coast at latitude 53°N.
Fortunately for me, that means that sunset occurs just over the westernmost turbines of the Gwynt y Mor offshore windfarm, which gives some dramatic silhouettes on the horizon of the Irish Sea off Colwyn Bay.
The closest bit of accessible coast to the turbines is at Rhyl harbour, which is where my wife Liz and I spent a relaxing hour and a half watching the sunset, followed by an entrancing colourful twilight played out in the skies over the far horizon and reflecting in the tidal pools on the beach at our feet.
Just a wonderful way to relax off at the end of a busy day.
Filename - rhyl sunset timelapse 03
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens (1st sequence) - 100-400mm zoom @ 285mm
Lens (3nd sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 55mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/1000 sec @ f5.6, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/6 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters (1st sequence) - None.
Filters (2nd sequence) - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.
Shooting interval (1st sequence) - 3 seconds
Shooting interval (2nd sequence) - 6 seconds
Location - Rhyl, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (5k, 5k and HD 1080p versions also available)
Clip duration - 17 seconds
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