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It was the last day of the two week holiday that my wife Liz and I had spent exploring the beautiful landscapes and seascapes of Devon and Cornwall from our base near Bude on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall.
With a whole day at our disposal for the drive back to our home in North Wales, we were loth to just leave this lovely part of the world without a final treat to see us on our way.
A dozen or so years ago now we had stayed for a week in the twin seaside towns of Lynton and Lynmouth on the North Devon coast, and as these were sort of on our way home we decided to spend a couple of hours revisiting old haunts.
Lynton amd Lynmouth proved to be just the same as we remembered them, the same shops, the same harbour and the same unique water powered cliff railway joining the two.
So our couple of hours sort of stretched out over most of the afternoon as we re-aquainted ourselves with the old fashioned charm of Lynton and Lynmouth.
But I certainly didn't mind getting home later than expected as there were so many lovely views to admire and photograph.
The harbour at Lynmouth, the lower of the two towns, proved to be especially photogenic, with its weatherbeaten stone walls, footbridge and whitewashed buildings glowing in the light of the afternoon sun as fluffy cumulus clouds floated by overhead.
Filename - devon lynmouth 04
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure - 1/80 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 - Lynmouth, Devon, England
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights.
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