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Sunset #5

The story behind this video

My wife Liz and I had been enjoying a walk in the late afternoon sun at Conway, and were heading back home to Mold along the A55 expressway when we saw this sunset developing in the west behind us.

With a bit of local knowledge we knew that we'd get a great view of the setting sun at this time of year from the beachfront car park at Llanddulas, just a few metres off the main road.

So we pulled off and were able to watch and photograph this clear sunset out to sea over Colwyn Bay, with the Little Orme at Llandudno providing a backdrop on the horizon.

I decided to shoot two separate sequences for this video, while keeping the exposure fixed in each sequence so as to avoid the flicker you can sometimes get from adjusting exposure on the fly.

It's interesting to note how rapidly the light falls away as the sun drops down which the camera, with its fixed exposure, captures faithfully but our eye/brain combination automatically compensates for.

Video data

Filename - sunset timelapse 05.mp4

Camera - Canon 5D

Lens (1st sequence) - 100-400mm zoom @ 220mm

Lens (2nd sequence) - 100-400mm zoom @ 4000mm

Exposure (1st sequence) - 1/320 sec, f11, ISO100

Exposure (2nd sequence) - 1/125 sec, f11, ISO100

Location - Colwyn Bay, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p

Clip duration - 33 seconds at 25 frames per second.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds