The beach at Talacre on the North Wales coast, being north facing, is a great location to catch both a sunrise and a sunset out over the Irish Sea during the summer months.
But it was for a completely different reason I was there on this particular morning, in that I'd been there since midnight taking the hundreds of still images required to create my Talacre Comet Timelapse #1 video, a once in a lifetime opportunity to film an amazing astronomical event which I wasn't going to miss!
After I'd finished filming the comet Neowise, and with the sky brightening perceptively to the northeast, I decided to hang around for a couple more hours and see how the sunrise would develop.
And I'm certainly glad I did, as I was treated to a lovely dawn with glowing skies, followed by a crisp sunrise, and all with the iconic Point of Ayr lighthouse featuring prominently in the foreground as I shot hundreds more frames to creat this video.
I was a bit tired by the end of my adventure, but brimming over with happiness and contentment and having seen such wonderful displays of God's creation in action.
Filename - talacre sunrise timelapse 02
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR
Lens (1st sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 93mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 100-400mm zoom @ 115mm
Exposure - (start of sequence) - 1.6 secs @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure - (end of sequence) - 1/4000 sec @ f/4.5, ISO100
Filters (1st sequence) - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the foreground.
Filters (2nd sequence) - None.
Shooting interval (1st sequence) - 6 seconds
Shooting interval (2nd sequence) - 6 seconds
Location - Talacre, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 30 seconds
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