This photo was taken at the end of April - in the south west of Cornwall not far from Lands End – at Porth Nanven, which can be found down a narrow road at the end of the Cot valley.
It’s a popular place with photographers, helped by the egg-shaped boulders on the beach and the islands offshore. These are The Brisons - known as 'General de Gaulle in his bath', and have been the cause of many shipwrecks over the years.
I had planned this trip based on the forecast of a sunny evening, but with some cloud around – and with the tide on the way out. I wasn’t disappointed with the weather, though there was rather more cloud than I’d hoped, that said the light here worked out well for me.
I tried various shutter-speed options, in the end settling on a long-exposure to totally blur the waves. This was achieved using a Kase Filters 10-stop neutral density filter, which, with the f8 aperture, required a 40 second exposure.
This was one of the final images of the evening – taken after sunset but whilst there was still some of the remaining sunlight in the sky. It had been a good session – and I look forward to returning there again before too long.
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