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Windfarm Timelapse #3

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The story behind this video

Dramatic clouds were scudding over Colwyn Bay in the stiff breeze on the North Wales coast as my wife Liz and I enjoyed a coffee at Porth Eirias.

It was a great day for generating electricity, with the offshore wind turbines of the Colwyn Bay wind farm spinning away like mad.

Those white painted turbine towers were also doing a great job of catching the intermiitent patches of sunlight shining through the clouds - ideal conditions for a time lapse video as well as creating power.

So while we sipped our coffee I had my camera mounted firmly on my tripod, clicking away for twenty minutes to record this scene.

Previously when recording time lapse sequences of wind turbines going round I would use a fast shutter speed to freeze the motion of the blades, but on this occasion I decided to try the opposite approach and instead used a relatively slow shutter speed to allow the turbine blades to blur.

Maybe next time I'll try a shutter speed in the middle and see what happens.

Video data

Filename - windfarm timelapse 03.mp4

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @67mm

Exposure - 2 secs, f4, ISO100

Filters - 10 stop neutral density filter used to give a slow exposure. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance exposure between the sky and sea

Time between exposures - 2 secs

Location - Colwyn Bay, North Wales coast

This clip - HD 720p

Clip duration - 14 secs