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Looe, Cornwall #5

Bridge at Looe harbour, Cornwall, England

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During our two week holiday in September 2019, spent touring around the beautiful countryside and coastlines of Devon and Cornwall, my wife Liz and I headed south for a day to explore some of the old fishing villages and towns on the south coast.

Our first port of call was Looe, remembered by Liz and one of her parent's favourite holiday locations, and on arrival we could see why.

Filling the valley along the banks of the Looe river as it empties into the English Channel, the riverside promenade, with its fishing wharves mixed with cafés and pastie shops, was absolutely charming and a visual treat to boot.

So we ended up spending a couple of hours here, mooching along the banks of the river to the harbour mouth and back, with me taking photos and videos of the many eye catching views on offer.

One arrangement that appealed to me was the juxtaposition of the lovely bridge, with its span of multiple arches, set against the built up hillside in the background.

The arrangement of lines, zigzagging down the frame from the top right corner, is what makes this copmposition work.

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Image data

Filename - cornwall looe 05

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used at an angle to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Looe, Cornwall, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights.