#PicOfTheWeek - Daymer Bay

This is the first of my weekly images and i hope to bring you a new or old image every month with a bit of a description of where and how I took it.

Now, as I have said before, I will be the first to admit that journalism in any written form is not my thing so I hope you bear with me and enjoy my attempts.

This week's image is the cover image for my website because I love it. Most years I will have a trip down to Cornwall where I have aconnection with the rugged northern coast. Last year I stayed in place called Polzeath, which is close to the more well known places such as Padstow and Wadebridge.

From Polzeath, which is a small beach village you can walk along the coastal path to Rock, which is home to the Mariners pub, owned a run by celebrity chef Paul Ainsworth. (I was lucky enough to get to eat there, it's amazing, try it!).

Anyway, halfway along this coastal path between Polzeath and Rock is the amazing Daymer Bay.

This was my first visit to this particular beach and the first thing that caught my eye was the incredible green colour of the vegetation growing in the sand.

I spent a few hours at the bay lookinng around and taking photos and decided to wait until the sun started coming down to capture this sunset.

For those with an interest in this sort of thing, this was taken on a tripod with my Canon 5D MkIV @ 16mm with ISO 100, f16 and a shutter speed of 15 seconds.

To acheive the shutter speed I used my Lee Little Stopper with another Lee soft grad filter to darken the sky very slightly.

For post processing I didn't do a lot really, I softened the sky a touch by reducing the clarity, whilst increasing the clarity in the foreground. I also lifted the shadows a touch in the foreground and gave the whole image a very slight increase in vibrancy. That is about it.


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