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Snowdon Timelapse #4

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High drama in the skies above the peaks of the Snowdon Horseshoe as seen from the side of the A498 road, surely one of the most iconic and most photographed views in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

My wife Liz and I often stop here to check ourt the view on one of our tours around the park, occasionally seeing beautiful light playing out over the landscape, but more often than not just driving by under flat, grey clouds and featureless scenery.

But not this time, with an active weather front moving in from the west the cloud action above the mountains was eye catching to say the least, and with gaps in the clouds allowing shafts of sunlight to paint the slopes in a chiaroscuro dance of light and shadow there was no way I was going to pass this photographic opportunity by.

So I squeezed the car into a very tight space (this area of Snowdonia is very popular) and spent the next twenty minutes or so capturing the wonderful movement of cloud, light and shadow across the scene.

Well worth the effort on such a wonderful summer's afternoon!

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Video data

Filename - snowdon timelapse 04.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 20mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/250 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/250 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare. 2 stop neutral density filter used to balance the brightness between sky and land.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - A498 layby, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 24 seconds