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Snowdon Timelapse #5

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A period of active weather over the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales in the summer of 2017 found my wife Liz and I spending a Saturday driving round familiar haunts, dodging the showers and enjoying the brief spells of sunshine.

This mountainous region attracts clouds like a magnet, and this particular weekend saw some fantastic shows of sunlit storms streaming over the peak of Snowdon and the surrounding ridges of the Snowdon Horseshoe.

I couldn't let such a spectacle go unrecorded, so I pulled over into a convenient layby on the A4086 to shoot this short time lapse video of the magnificent scenery and those threatening clouds.

It was shortly after I finishing this shoot that the clouds I'd been filming decided to drop a load of rain on us as we drove to our next viewpoint.

Fortunately short lived!

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Video data

Filename - snowdon timelapse 05.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm

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

Filters - Polarising filter to darken the blue sky. Two stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sunlit clouds.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 16 seconds