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Trawsfynydd Timelapse #1

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The story behind this video

I love it when Liz and I discover somewhere new, somewhere we've heard about but never been.

Such was the case towards the end of July 2020, when found ourselves at Trawsfynydd.

We'd driven past the village, lake and famous Magnox nuclear power station on many occasions, but never stopped for some reason.

However this time we did, pulling into a car park by the side of Llyn Trawsfynydd, complete with cafe and facilities for the anglers who frequent this end of the lake.

But we were more interested in the scenery, and so after a fortifying cup of coffee from the cafe we took ourselves on a walk along the lakeside path.

We hadn't gone far when we came across this dramatic view up the lake, complete with stormy skies overhead.

So while Liz settled down on a bench to have a read, I set up my camera to record the hundreds of still images needed to create just these few seconds of time lapse video of those clouds sweeping over the choppy waters below.

And after a quarter of an hour's shooting, it was back on our way around the lake to see what was around the next bend in the path.

Video data

Filename - trawsfynydd timelapse 01

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - (start of sequence) - 1/100 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure - (end of sequence) - 1/100 sec @ f/4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the lake.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Llyn Trawfynydd, Wales

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

Clip duration - 10 seconds