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Devon Hartland Quay #1

Cliffs, rocks and sea at Hartland Quay, Devon, England

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Surely one of the most dramatic coastlines anywhere in the world, this is the atlantic coast of North Devon, looking northwards from Hartlands Quay on a lovely, calm afternoon in late September with the low angled sun picking out the contours and textures in the towering convoluted cliffs and vicious shoreline rocks.

My wife Liz and I were advised to come to Hartland Quay during out two week stay nearby by a friend with local knowledge, and we were certainly glad we took his advice as we were left speechless by the epic scenery on offer.

During our holiday we came here four times in total, taking in the views under a variety of weather, light and tide.

Not all our visits were made under such benign conditions as these!

As well as taking a plethora of still images of this stunning view I also shot some real time video which you can enjoy here.

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Image data

Filename - devon hartland quay 01

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f8, 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 - Hartland Quay, Devon, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.