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Mevagissey Cornwall #10

Mevagissey harbour, Cornwall, England

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Just before sunset on the south coast of Cornwall and I'm in raptures gazing out over the still waters of the inner harbour at Mevagissy, a small fishing port just to the south of St Austell.

My wife Liz and I were enjoying a two week break spent exploring the beautiful landscapes and coastlines of Devon and Cornwall, and Mevagissey was one of the 'finds' of our time there. (Along with some other wonderful spots!)

With its convoluted harbour walls, wharves, docks and warehouses, Mevagissey was just a sensory wonderland and we made the most of our time here, wandering around the inlet savouring the sights, smells and sounds of the seaside.

Oh, and I ought to mention the amazing freshly caught mackerel and chips we ate sitting by the water's edge as well!

But enough getting carried away, as I also had a job to do, capturing the essence of the place in a series of still images, videos and time lapse sequences.

This view shows a fleet of small boats moored in the inner harbour at the end of the day, with almost perfect reflections in the calm sea on an ebbing tide.

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Image data

Filename - cornwall mevagissey 10

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm

Exposure - 1/2 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brightness of the scene with its reflection.

Location - Mevagissey, Cornwall, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

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