Coastline doesn't come much more dramatic than this!
This video features the lighthouse at Hartland Point on the Atlantic coast of North Devon, perched improbably on a promentory at the base of towering sea cliffs, pummelled by Atlantic breakers that sent spray right up to the top of the cliffs to land on my camera's optics!
It takes a fair old climb from the car park up to the top of the cliff overlooking the lighthouse, and my wife Liz and I were glad of the rest when we reached the top, but the view and the experience of standing on top of the world in a bracing onshore breeze made the effort well worth it.
I'd been advised by a friend at work who had lived in north Devon for a while to make a visit to Hartland Point a priority during our two week holiday in the beautiful part of the country.
I'm certainly glad I took his advice, as I would have deeply regretted missing such a breathtaking (literally!) view.
Filename - hartland point 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom
Exposure - Aperture and ISO selected to allow 1/60 sec shutter speed
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky in the first clip.
Location - Hartland Point, Devon, England
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (1080p HD format also available)
Clip duration - 30 seconds
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