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During our two week holiday spent exploring the beautiful landscapes and coastlines of Devon and Cornwall my wife Liz and I used our Ordinance Survey maps of the area to seek out lesser known secluded bays and beaches.
One such discovery was the isolated cove of Crackington Haven to the south of Bude on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall.
Bounded by very impressive sea cliffs and boasting a huge expanse of pristine sand at low tide, we made a few trips here during our stay, catching the views at various times of day in wildly different weather and tide conditons.
I captured this panoramic collage of Crackington Haven on an afternoon with broken cloud at low tide, positioning myself low down on the beach to emphasise the patterns in the wet sand and the extraordinary rock formations exposed at low tide.
Filename - crackington haven panorama 01
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure - 1/100 sec @ f8, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the foreground.
Location - Crackington Haven, Cornwall, England
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Panoramic collage created by blending multiple overlapping exposures.
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