Timelapsing the UK


I’ve just come back from a pretty great week in the UK – impromptu holidays are always the best, especially when you have nothing planned and just go with the flow.

Syrp Genie at Owler Tor

I took, as usual, all my gear home with me and instantly regretted it. Learning from mistakes of the past, I left the DJI Phantom in the case and the Nikon 600mm at home, packed up the car with a couple of Nikon bodies, a wide selection of lenses, plus my Syrp Genie, two Genie Mini’s and my slider and tripods – this was going to be a time lapse week.

Sunset over the Peak District

The weather in the UK can be changeable, at best, so after lots of time on the Met Office website, I decided to bite the bullet and headed to the Peak District – somewhere completely new for me to GoExplore – followed by Snowdonia in North Wales and finally Mid Wales toward Aberystwyth.

The River Wye

Three nights sleeping in the car followed, with late nights shooting sunset (by this time of the year, it’s nearly 10pm until the sun sets) and early morning for sunrise (at 4:40am) meant not much sleep was had but I’m happy with the 12,000+ shots I came away with (nearly 330GB of images) to create my first full time lapse video.

Early Morning up Snowdon

Let me know what you think.


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David Benson