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Mevaguissey Harbour | by Lifecapture
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Mevaguissey Harbour

This is perhaps the only shot of worth that i took during my hols in Cornwall this year. For the last three years i have spent my holidays behind a viewfinder, but this one i kind of grew up.

Everytime i visit this harbour i take a long exposure of some kind.

This was shot with a Canon 5d 17-40lens lee big stopper and lee 1.2 soft grad held by the lee filter holder, supported by my trusty gitzo 1541 traveller tripod topped by a markins Q3rt ball head and RRS L bracket.


I took three shots from the harbour wall and tried hard to resist the lighthouse but in the end the final frame, the last shot of my card, i just had to include it. I wanted the jetty wall to be the fixed foreground to lead in, i love the vibrant blue of the railings, this is neatly framed by the motion of the water that is neatly flat due to a 3min exposure, the boats move unsurprisingly, the back of the shot is framed tight and sharp by the harbour wall, the moving fisherman provide some interest and provide a human element that is often missing in these types of shots, and lastly a lovely soft sky kissed by the contrast richness of the last of the days sun. Or, i just pointed the camera at the blue railings and hoped for the best! :) one shot, one attempt - not bad........

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Taken on September 13, 2012