The Portal

The Portal

Photo Information
Looking downhill, along one of the ancient ‘Hollow way’ sections of the Green Lane that runs between North Sands in Salcombe and the village of Collaton.

Taken whilst on a course with legendary landscape photographer Joe Cornish.

Pentax K-X
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens (at 18mm)


1 second


Tripod and cable release used.

Pseudo-High Dynamic Range created by split-processing the RAW file into 3 lots of 16-bit TIFF’s (at -2, 0, +2 ev)
Processed using Photomatix Pro 3.26 & finished in Adobe Photoshop 6.0

Ordnance Survey Grid reference - SX 723 386

Thanks very much for looking
06/08/2011 - 16:42morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
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Link Posted 06/08/2011 - 17:19
Created a nicely lit shot!


Link Posted 06/08/2011 - 17:35
Delightfully rendered: that (Cornish) must have been SOME experience!
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.


Link Posted 06/08/2011 - 20:35



Link Posted 08/08/2011 - 21:56
Bobbinalorry wrote:
Delightfully rendered: that (Cornish) must have been SOME experience!

Having a day out on a course with Joe was truly fantastic - a hugely inspiring photographer and very encouraging - great at seeing where people are with their journey in photographjy and at helping open thier minds up to new directions too, as well as identifying their strengths and areas for development and in cases fine tuning certain images too.

I sent his gallery an email to pass on my thanks for a great day and was stoked to get the following personal reply! :

"-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Cornish
Sent: 01 August 2011 22:27
To: Phil Hemsley
Subject: Bang Wallop workshop

Hello Phil,

Many thanks for the wonderful feedback you gave to Bang Wallop and to the JC gallery website regarding the workshop on sunday.

It is always reassuring to get such feedback, and helps me enjoy my memories of the day even more. It was an enjoyable day with a very nice group, and although the weather was hardly spectacular it did make for pleasant and comfortable outings. I also thought we managed to cover quite a bit of territory in our discussions, and they were wide ranging.

I can honestly say that for me the highlight was seeing the work of all the participants who brought prints or digital files, and being able to give you all feedback on that work. You in particular showed us some truly outstanding images that demonstrated high levels of technical skill (important) and great empathy and feeling for the subject through your use of light and composition (even more important!). Bravo.

As for 'The Portal', well I was quite blown away by it. You have used the opportunity brilliantly, and while the saturated colour rendering is approaching the edge of believability it is undoubtedly a stunning image with a magical atmosphere.

Keep up the great work and I am sure I will be seeing more of what you do in future.

Best wishes,




* I have since mellowed the initial saturation of the image - LOL


Link Posted 09/08/2011 - 08:25
Nice shot, I like its special lights and color-set.
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Link Posted 21/03/2012 - 12:57
Thanks very much Gabor
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