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Devon Hartland Quay #2

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 shoreline rock formations.

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 views on offer.

One apsect of the scenery that really made an impression on us was the incredible geology on display, with the rock strata in the cliffs twisted and shunted into convoluted folds and ripples.

The impressive geology extended onto the foreshore as well, with the slanted rock formation in the foreground of this image particularly popular with children, exploring the collapsed void in its middle section.

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Image data

Filename - devon hartland quay 02

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 36mm

Exposure - 1/60 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.