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The small 'olde worlde' fishing village of Port Isaac on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall has become something of a tourist mecca, with full car parks and coach tours abounding during the peak summer season.
Which is why I'm glad that my wife Liz and I arranged our two week explore of Devon and Cornwall in early September, just after the school holidays had ended and things had quietened down somewhat.
Fitted snugly between two headlands and protected from the ocean's wrath by two impressive breakwaters, the steeply angled cobbled streets leading down to the harbour are lined with tasteful pastie shops and the usual outlets promoting Cornish cream teas.
The overall effect is charming, and the views of Port Isaac from the headlands and beach are particularly picturesque, well worth a sustained photographic effort to capture something of the atmosphere.
This particular view looks back along the beach at low tide towards the slipway on the village seafront, with a flotilla of small boats marooned on the exposed sand, waiting for the ocean's return to bring them to life.
Filename - port isaac 07
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure - 1/30 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 relative to the foreground.
Location - Port Isaac, Cornwall, England
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights.
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