The Wales coronavirus lockdown in the October of 2020 severely curtailed my ability to drive to the beautiful North Wales coast and the mountains of Snowdonia.
It's a good thing then that there's so much wonderful scenery right on my doorstep here in Flintshire, not least this view out over the Vale of Clwyd from the slopes of Moel Famau, the highest peak in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
A cold front had just passed by overhead, leaving dramatic clouds in its wake catching the light of the sun as it sank towards the western horizon, finally setting over the far peaks of Snowdonia.
So I spent a cold, but gloriously fulfilling hour, shooting the hundreds of still images needed to create this time lapse video of the event, only packing away once the last vestiges of colour had drained from the sky.
Then it was short drive back home, just in time for tea.
Filename - vale of clwyd sunset timelapse 07
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2
Lens (1st sequence) - 17-40mm zoom @ 27mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 17-40mm zoom @ 40mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/160 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/6 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Filters - 2/3 stop neutral density reverse graduated filter used to darken the sky near the horizon.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Vale of Clwyd, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 44 seconds
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