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South Stack Time Lapse #9

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I've lost count of the number of times my wife Liz and I have spent a lovely day exploring the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, only to end up at South Stack to watch and film the sunset over the iconic lighthouse, coffees in hand.

Such was the case on this afternoon in early March 2018, when a break in the snow storms allowed us a few hours soaking up the beauty of the Anglesey coastline in the spring sunshine.

So as the time for sunset approached we made our usual pilgimage up the cliff road to catch the view out over the lighthouse and Irish Sea to the Wicklow mountains on the far horizon.

But on this occasion the view westwards out over the lighthouse was somewhat lacklustre, with very few clouds in the sky and a bland-ish sunset developing.

But in the opposite direction, looking south back along the cliffs, past the RSPB lookout at Elin's Tower and onto the mountains of Snowdonia, some very nice weather was developing, with a band of high cloud catching the light of the setting sun which was also lighting the cliffs and tower up with a lovely golden light.

So I re-located my camera to catch this scene instead as day gave way to night, and enjoyed a lovely gentle display of cloud movement and colour change as the sun dipped below the horizon.

I'm so blessed to live within easy driving distance of such natural beauty, never changing but always different.

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Video data

Filename - south stack timelapse 09.mp4

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/30 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/2 sec @ f4, ISO100

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

Shooting interval - 3 seconds

Location - South Stack, Anglesey

This clip - HD 720p 30fps

Clip duration - 20 secs