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Mevagissey Cornwall #11

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.

One building that really caught my eye was the old fish warehouse and unloading dock, sticking out into the harbour and still in use.

With a flotilla of small boats moored in front of the warehouse, all reflecting in the calm waters on an ebbing tide as pastel hued clouds drifted by overhead, this was a scene that was just about as picture perfect as I could imagine, and I really enjoyed photographing it.

One of those 'aah' moments that occur once in a blue moon!

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Filename - cornwall mevagissey 11

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.