One thing you can be sure of living in North Wales is interesting weather, as titanic air masses battle for supremacy in the upper reaches of the atmosphere over this part of the world.
Of course, quite often this results in a lot of rain, but as weather fronts clear away eastwards you can usually find beautiful and interesting cloud patterns building and fading overhead.
Such was the case on this particular evening in late July 2020, with wispy high altitude cirrus clouds, formed of ice crytals, catching the light of the sun as it sank slowly towards the western horizon.
So it was into the car for a quick drive up to Moel Famau, the highest peak in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), giving a view out over the vast expanse of the Vale of Clwyd laid out below.
I started shooting the hundreds of still images needed to make just these few seconds of time lapse video just in time to catch a flock of sheep grazing in the foreground as the sun was setting, and I kept on shooting for about three quarters of an hour, until most of the light had fled from the skies above.
All too soon it was time to pack everything away and head home for a much needed cup of tea!
Filename - vale of clwyd sunset timelapse 04
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure - (start of sequence) - 1/320 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure - (end of sequence) - 1/15 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Filters - 2/3 stop neutral density reverse graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky close to the horizon.
Shooting interval - 4 seconds
Location - Vale of Clwyd, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 26 seconds
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