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Crackington Haven, Cornwall #3

Sunset on the north Cornwall coast at Crackington Haven

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The west facing coast of North Cornwall is an ideal place to enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Atlantic ocean from, especially if you can find a secluded bay with waves crashing onto the shoreline right in front of you.

Such as Crackington Haven pictured here at high tide.

My wife Liz and I 'discovered' Crackington Haven during our two week holiday spent exploring the beauties of Devon and Cornwall with the help of our Ordinance Survey map, and we were so taken wth the place that we made a few visits here at various times of the day and tide, taking in as much of the dramatic scenery as possible.

But this particular evening belonged to the sunset, with sunbeams and glorious colours adorning the far horizon as a stiff onshore breeze crashed waves and spray onto the rocks just a few metres away.

These was plenty of filter cleaning going on during this photoshoot!

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Filename - cornwall crackington haven 03

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 70mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO200

Filters - 2 stop neutral density filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the sea.

Location - Crackington Haven, Cornwall, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Tripod, remote release and mirror lockup used to prevent camera movement.