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Widemouth Bay Panorama, Cornwall #3

Atlantic coastline of Cornwall, England at Widemouth Bay

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During our two week stay spent exploring the beautiful landscapes and coastlines of Devon and Cornwall my wife Liz and I drove past Widemouth Bay on the Atlantic facing coast of North Cornwall on a number of occasions, heading for less well developed bays and inlets further south.

So it was only towards the end of our stay that we actually stopped here for a cliff walk and stroll along the extensive surfing beach.

Stopping in a convenient car park high up on the cliffs just to the north of Widemouth Bay revealed this stunning overlook, taking in the sweep of the bay at low tide, with its striated rock formations on the beach and colourful mudstone cliffs, glowing golden in the low angled rays of the late afternoon sun.

And it was the quality of the light that made this view come alive, with piercing rays of sunlight beaming through the cloud wracked skies above and playing a chiaroscuro dance of light and shadow across the landscape laid out below us.

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Filename - widemouth bay panorama 03

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/40 sec @ f8, ISO100

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

Location - Widemouth Bay, Cornwall, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Panoramic collage created from multiple overlapping exposures.