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Polurrian Beach | by Joe Rainbow
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Polurrian Beach

Another great sunset at Polurrian on the South coast of Cornwall last night. Having just discovered this place, I was happy to have another decent sunset there and some nice long waves coating the beach in that reflective sheen. The darker areas in the sand seemed to change between each wave and even the tripod would leave its own trails.

I liked the way the sun caught the rugged coastline and the clouds reflected gently in the wet sand.


It always amazes me how much there is to learn in photography. Just this time last year I would not have known half the stuff I do now. I guess that is called experience, but I don't think the challenge ever stops. There are so many variables in a landscape photograph. From the tide, the light, the weather, to the kit the the time available and the myriad of processing choices. Even then the way we view the image can totally change our impression. Low res screens, high res screens, large print, book print or gallery print. Projected etc.. It just reminds me that getting a half decent shot involves a huge amount of details coming together. It isn't surprising then that we only get a handful of truly good shots each year. Well at least I do. I a, never 100% satisfied with any image really. Certainly I like some and really love other, but to be totally satisfied long term is a whole different level for me. Maybe that's the way we recall the time the photograph as taken. That's a whole different story! Did I forget the mood you are in when you take it ?

P.S. I am not down about this shot :) Far from it.

17-40, polariser, 0.h and 0.6 s Lee filters.


Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Exposure 1

Aperture f/14.0

Focal Length 23 mm

ISO Speed 100

Exposure Bias +2/3 EV

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Taken on October 1, 2010