The North Wales coast in summer is a great place to come for photographing sunrises to the northeast and sunsets to the northwest.
With big skies and active weather systems there's rarely a dull moment, atmospherically speaking.
The only problem is deciding where to go, with dozens of potential locations for catching a lovely view available.
This particular evening found me about half an hour's drive from home on the beach at Talacre, with the uniquely positioned Point of Ayr lighthouse in front of me and high altitude clouds streaming by overhead, catching the light of the lowering sun to the west.
With the tide far out and the vast beach stretched out before me I tilted my camera skywards to capture the five hundred odd still images required to show the movement of the clouds in this time lapse video.
After nearly an hour's shooting in this position the sun disappeared out of frame behind a line of thick cloud on the horizon, causing the high altitude clouds to the left of my current composition to glow with a golden light.
So I took advantage of the reduction in contrast, finished taking stills for this video and moved to the right to shoot the lighthouse against the glowing sky.
But that's another story and another video.
Filename - talacre timelapse 07.mp4
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @24mm
Exposure (start of sequence)
1.6 secs, f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence)
3.2 secs, f4, ISO100
Time between exposures - 6 secs
Location - Talacre, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p
Clip duration - 20 secs
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