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Clovelly, Devon #14

Clovelly harbour on the North Devon coast, England

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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.

This image shows the view looking back towards Clovelly from on top of the harbour wall at low tide, featuring a row of small beached boats awaiting the turn of the tide and the steep arrangement of cottages leading up to the top of the cliff.

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Filename - devon clovelly 14

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/125 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Clovelly, Devon, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed to preserve highlights, with shadows subsequently brightened in Adobe Lightroom.