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Clovelly, Devon #12

Lobster pots at Clovelly harbour on the north Devon coast

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The small fishing village of Clovelly, on the North Devon coast, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in this part of the country, with its 'olde worlde' charms of steep cobbled streets, traditional cottages and picturesque harbour.

Just a short drive from our holiday cottage near Bude, spending a day here was an obvious choice for my wife Liz and I as part of our two week stay spent exploring Devon and Cornwall.

Although the school summer holidays were over Clovelly was still pretty busy on the day we visited, and it was quite a challenge to try and photograph the views without including too many bodies in the compositions.

So we took a leisurely stroll down the cobblestone lanes to the harbour, spending quite a bit of time just sitting on the high harbour wall in the sunshine, licking one of the best ice creams I've ever tasted.

But of course, I soon got bored with just sitting doing nothing, so while Liz enjoyed a prolonged relax I set off with camera in hand to record some of the sights in and around the harbour.

It wasn't long before I came across photographic gold in the form of this artistically arranged pile of lobster pots and buoys at the far end of the harbour wall.

No doubt the owner had piled them there without a thought for the aethestics of his or her arrangement, but I reckon this stack of pots against the old harbour wall belongs in the Tate gallery!

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Filename - devon clovelly 12

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 1/40 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Clovelly, Devon, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

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