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South Stack Timelapse #14

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The story behind this video

With covid travel restrictions within Wales eased at the end of March 2021, my wife Liz and I took immediate advantage of our new found freedoms to drive to one of our favourite places in the world, the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast.

We spent a happy day re-visiting some of our old haunts, not seen for many months, walking along beaches and cliffs in the bright, but chilly, spring sunshine.

Our final destination was South Stack, one of the prime sunset locations anywhere, with clear views out over the Irish Sea to the Wicklow mountains on the Irish coast and, of course, the iconic South Stack lighthouse, perched on its own little island at the foot of those majestic cliffs.

With a clear sky all the way to the horizon (quite rare in this part of the world) I was able to shoot this time lapse video of the sun setting into the sea behind the lighthouse, and then on into twilight, with the western skies glowing with the warm colours of dusk.

What a way to round off a wonderful day out, enjoying God's creation on one of the loveliest places on earth.

Video data

Filename - south stack timelapse 14

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 47mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/2000 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/50 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2/3 stop neutral density reverse graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky along the horizon.

Shooting interval - 4 seconds

Location - South Stack, Anglesey, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K, and 1080p HD formats also available)

Clip duration - 23 seconds