Between the stunningly beautiful North Wales mountain ranges of Snowdonia to the west and the Clwydian Range to the east lies the lovely and peaceful Vale of Clwyd with its market towns of Ruthin and Denbigh.
The slopes of Moel Famau, the highest mountain in the Clywdian Range, affords a great view out over this pastoral landscape, especially on a summers' eve as light from the sun, setting to the northwest, bathes the gentle contours of the Vale in golden light.
So despite the voracious midges Moel Famau was where I stayed, making exposure adjustments to my camera as it clicked away taking the hundreds of stills required for this time lapse video as the shadows lengthend across the Vale and the overhead clouds caught the last rays of the dying sun.
Finally all direct light had gone, and I packed my camera away for another evening for the walk back down the mountain to my car, itching from midge bites but content at having once again seen such beauty just a short drive from my home.
Isn't North wales just a wonderful place to live!
Filename - vale of clwyd timelapse 04.mp4
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @24mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/15 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 0.6 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. Two stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.
Shooting interval - 3 seconds
Location - Vale of Clwyd, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p 30fps
Clip duration - 20 seconds
All content copyright © Howard Litherland 2009-2018 unless otherwise stated.