Priest's Cove

by thingsthatihaveseen

Cape Cornwall. High Tide. Howling wind. Sunset. Long exposure.
Uploaded05/06/2014 - 19:29
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed20 sec
Focal Length12mm

Posted 05/06/2014 - 19:51 Link
Fabulous shot again.

I would also like to see a normal length exposure (if you have one) at this location, to see the wild sea in all its detail and glory


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Posted 05/06/2014 - 20:22 Link
Hi David... thanks very much for the above... actually on this particular evening, the sheltered nature of the cove vs the prevailing wind direction, and the lack of a significant swell in the water, meant that the wind was considerably wilder than the sea, hence the long exposure... hope that helps...

Posted 05/06/2014 - 20:31 Link
Superb shot, Bill. The reflection on the foreground rock adds so much depth to this image. Did you have to use an ND Grad to balance the sky ?

Posted 05/06/2014 - 21:44 Link
Hi Nigel

Yes, a 6 stop ND to slow the shutter speed to 20 seconds, and a 3 stop nd grad to balance the sky...

Posted 05/06/2014 - 22:48 Link
Clever use of the foreground slab (with reflections) . Another fabulous seascape
Posted 06/06/2014 - 07:48 Link
Posted 06/06/2014 - 09:05 Link
Gripping seascape, technically perfect, beautiful color and a unique miasma. thanks, tg
"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau

Posted 06/06/2014 - 17:08 Link
Stunning outcome, love the silky water as it appears to drape over the foreground rock also the golden reflection on the rock.
Posted 06/06/2014 - 21:02 Link
Stunning capture
Posted 07/06/2014 - 11:17 Link
A photograph of two halves left and right. I don't understand the technical. Just thankful that it exists to achieve these results. The photographs of long exposure are a real calmer in a busy lifestyle. So thanks for that.
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Posted 07/06/2014 - 21:27 Link
A beautiful capture and it brings back many memories.
I know the area well. Always used to throw stones at rough seas from the slipway - as a kid. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 10/06/2014 - 10:27 Link
Thanks all... forgot to say... the pov of this one actually chose itself... the sea spray was being blown in all directions by the wind, and the only shelter I could find from it was behind the foreground left rock... so tried to find a way to make the composition work from there...


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