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West Kirby Time Lapse #6

The story behind this video

The Marine Lake at West Kirby is certainly an enigmatic sort of place, with its mile long lagoon wall along which people stroll, seemingly suspended over the water of the Dee estuary to seaward.

My wife Liz and I enjoy walking around the lake, and have done so on numerous occasions and in a wide variety of weather and tide conditions.

On this particular afternoon in mid February 2017 we were enjoying an unseasonally mild spell, and set off on our walk under blue skies and warmish sunshine.

However, by the time we'd completed our circuit the weather had completely changed, with heavy clouds and threatening rain now the order of the day.

But I wasn't upset by this change in weather fortunes, in fact quite the opposite as dramatic weather makes for much more interesting time lapse videos than static blue skies.

So braving the spots of rain that had started to fall I set my camera up against the railings on the side of the lake and proceeded to shoot several hundred frames over the course of the next hour to make this video.

Fortunately for me, the rain held off until just after I'd finished, and we drove back home happy at having got some exersize and some photography at this most interesting of places.

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Video data

Filename - west kirby timelapse 06.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens (1st sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm

Exposure (1st sequence) - 1/3 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (2nd sequence) - 0.8 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 6 stop neutral density filter used to extend exposure time. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brightness between the sky and water.

Capture interval (1st sequence) - 3 seconds
Capture interval (2nd sequence) - 2 seconds

Location - West Kirby Marine Lake, Wirral

This clip - HD 720p

Clip duration - 38 seconds