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Rhyl Sunset Timelapse #4

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The story behind this video

A beautiful sunset over the Irish Sea is captured in this time lapse video sequence, filmed from the promenade at Rhyl on the North Wales coast.

My wife Liz and I had been for a walk by the sea and had just returned to our car just in time for me to set up my camera overlooking the vast sandy beach and start shooting the hundreds of still frames need for just a few seconds of video.

As we watched and I made tiny exposure adjustments the light just got better and better, with passing clouds glowing in the warm sunlight as the tide crept over the sand, eventually covering over the groynes which adorn the beach.

The scene was so lovely I lost track of time and ended up filming for around an hour and a half, while Liz sat patiently knitting away.

Still, it's not every evening you see a sunset as lovely as this one.

Video data

Filename - rhyl sunset timelapse 04

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 60mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/1000 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/20 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.

Shooting interval - 6 seconds

Location - Rhyl, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (5k, 4k and HD 1080p versions also available)

Clip duration - 28 seconds