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Crackington Haven, Cornwall #1

Crackington Haven beach on the north coast of Cornwall, England

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During our two week holiday spent exploring the beautiful landscapes and coastlines of Devon and Cornwall my wife Liz and I used our Ordinance Survey maps of the area to seek out lesser known secluded bays and beaches.

One such discovery was the isolated cove of Crackington Haven to the south of Bude on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall.

Bounded by very impressive sea cliffs and boasting a huge expanse of pristine sand at low tide, we made a few trips here during our stay, catching the views at various times of day in wildly different weather and tide conditons.

I captured this view of Crackington Haven on a sunny afternoon at low tide halfway up the coastal path that led up from the beach onto the cliff edge, and the image features the extraordinary rock formations exposed by the receding ocean.

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Image data

Filename - cornwall crackington haven 01

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the foreground.

Location - Crackington Haven, Cornwall, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserved highlights.