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Wastwater Timelapse #1

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The story behind this video

Back in 2007 the British public was invited to vote for thier favourite view.

And the winner was - Wastwater in the Lake District.

So it was with much anticipation that my wife Liz and I drove up to Wastwater in July 2020, during a long weekend break spent exploring this wonderful part of the country.

Well we certainly weren't disappointed with the views on offer, looking up the length of the lake to the high peaks of Scafell Pike and the surrounding mountains as light summer cumulus clouds drifted by overhead.

Ideal conditions for a time lapse video then, and I was soon set up at the water's edge, camera clicking away every two seconds as I recorded the hundreds of still images needed for just a few seconds of time lapse footage.

Conditions were ideal, as the passing clouds painted the dramatic landscape below in a chiaroscuro dance of sunlight and shadow while our fellow sightseers enjoyed themselves paddling around the calm waters of Wastwater.

Needless to say we spent quite some time here, enjoying a picnic along with the stunning views.

Video data

Filename - wastwater timelapse 01

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/250 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/250 sec @ f/4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brightness of the landscape with its reflection.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Wastwater, Lake District, England

Video processing - Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Premiere Pro

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and 1080p HD formats also available)

Clip duration - 17 seconds