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The road leading down to the harbour. Beautiful place but spoilt by the tourism that Doc Martin has generated...

Thanks for looking and thanks as ever for your support.

Theresa

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A580
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Oct 2011 - 1:04 PM
Focal Length:20mm
Aperture:f/18.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
ISO:100
Title:Port Isaac
Username:AshTree AshTree
Uploaded:14 Oct 2011 - 9:59 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Port isaac
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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2011 - 10:13 PM

Yes,I am familiar with this road from the Doc Martin series.
And I know all about these tourists with the Fringe Theresa !!
Good shot.
Mick.

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2011 - 10:16 PM

Good image Theresa, love the colours of the buildings and the shade adds another dimension.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2011 - 10:57 PM

You've done justice to a lovely place Theresa; and I suppose the locals do quite well from the Doc Martin connection!!
Joan.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 12:01 AM

the light on the little houses is perfect. I love the pastel colours and the texture in the rendering. Where is this town?

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 12:21 AM

brilliant comp theresa wondeful detail and colours a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 12:22 AM

Does look like a wonderful place to be with a camera. A great image, with wonderful light..........Sandy

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 12:31 AM

Thank you Mick, Mark, Joan, Annette, Andy and Sandy.
Theresa

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 8:36 AM

A beautiful village - what a shame it's been spoilt.
Ann

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 8:37 AM

I thought at first you were referring to footwear, and I was puzzled! The figure creates a neat focal point, like this one a lot.
Moira

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 9:39 AM

Thanks Ann and Moira.
Moira - lol! Never worn that particular footwear, and don't watch the TV show. My first thoughts were dog conditioning pills, but my daughter gently put me right on that one.... Bob Martins Wink.
Theresa

frz67
frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 9:40 AM

all the lines guiding the eye to that small figure.
excellent composition and tones
francesco

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 10:46 AM

Beautiful shot Theresa, great composition and so beautifully captured.

Hugh

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 11:27 AM

A well composed record shot with nice colours and textures.

Albert

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 11:34 AM

Thanks Hugh and Albert.
Theresa

jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 12:03 PM

Very well taken and composed.
jon

PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 1:06 PM

Great perspective. The pastel tones and textures are wonderful. Looks to be a lovely place. Yes, tourism has its price. Still, beautiful though. Patti SmileSmileSmile

Joeblowfromoz
15 Oct 2011 - 1:10 PM

All just comes together so very nicely in this image - when I remember m visit to England many years ago, this is this image that comes into my head - really nicely done..Jo

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 1:31 PM

Thanks Jon, Patti and Jo.
Jo - I'm so glad this sort of scene has been your prevailing memory of our country - there are so many not so attractive areas as well!!!
Theresa

Last Modified By AshTree at 15 Oct 2011 - 1:32 PM
TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 2:02 PM

Don't think I've ever visited this location on my travels around Cornwall, but you've captured a wonderful street scene of the place here, Theresa, and very nicely processed and presented, too Wink
Trev Smile

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 2:51 PM

Thanks Trev.
Theresa

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 2:53 PM

Beautiful capture here Theresa, has extra atmosphere with the moody sky
Doc Martin is and has been a favorite of ours...such a grumpy Doc!
and you get the bonus of seeing parts of the area as well, usually in the sunshine!
I think the shops/pubs are doing so well with the extra tourists, their prices have soared...Sad
but as you say now spoilt, as you cannot move and enjoy the tranquility as well.
Lillian

Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 4:31 PM

Great perspective on this Theresa, would make a nice postcard image, super colours too.
Shell

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 4:41 PM

Thanks Lillian and Shell.
Theresa

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 4:53 PM

looks like a lovely place. Really like your comp.
and looks like you had good weather as well

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 5:06 PM

Thanks Barbs. The weather was on and off - I snatched this during one of the brief 'ons' Wink
Theresa

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54207 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 5:59 PM

Beautiful little back street. Just as it should be.

It is a shame about Doc M. We used to go to PI lots before that show (and you couldn't get down to the harbour easily even then), so I can't imagine what it must be like now. But I do love the programme. We actually stayed in the school house (now hotel) when we were there and had that fab view over the harbour from the second floor.
Chris

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 6:23 PM

"Looks like,...'from out of a Storybook," Theresa.

Great pastel colors, hues, tones, & fine focus & clarity. Artistic Work,...indeed.

Have a great Weekend. Smile

Ciao~ Peter

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 6:54 PM

Thanks Chris and Peter.
Chris I suppose they have to set these stories somewhere, but it always ruins a place (and makes the locals greedy!) - I know the same has been said of Holmfirth, home of Last of the Summer Wine, though I've never been there myself....
Theresa

bromley-smith
15 Oct 2011 - 7:15 PM

Superb image Theresa. A beautiful place and I agree with your tourism comment, I tried for shots similar to this but was just a waste of time, too busy.
Tony

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2011 - 8:41 PM

Thanks Tony - yes, I was lucky to get this... not only while the sun was out, but in a rare gap between hoards of people!
Theresa

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 11:43 AM

A good capture, devoid of tourists. It is a beautiful place and we visit it regularly, but in the winter months!! Carole

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 11:53 AM

Thanks Carole - yes, Winter is definitely best I reckon!
Theresa

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2011 - 11:14 PM

Lovely shot Theresa - delicate colours and great composition
Jason

Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2011 - 11:13 AM

Lovely shot Theresa - and yes tourists are a problem - they even come to sunny Southsea! But I guess everywhere needs them these days, it is one of the few things left from which folks can earn a living.

rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2011 - 11:03 PM

A favourite and well-known place for me. An excellently captured scene and you did well with the absence of people. Not so sure on the position of the loan figure though, a few paces earlier or a few paces later would have been better for me. (IMO of course). As for tourists, we would be hard pushed without them and at the end of the day, we are all tourists in one form or another.( PS. Doc Martin hits the spot).
Rob.

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2011 - 11:46 PM

Thanks Sue and Rob. I do agree with you both that tourism is a vital part of our economy. It is not the mere presence of tourists that spoils a place, however - as you say, Rob, we are all tourists - and living in the southwest, without tourism we would have very little.

But I do take issue with the way local traders raise the bar just that bit too much, just because... For example we couldn't find a fish and chip shop (in a fishing village), but there was fancy food with very fancy prices in all the little eateries, and this was lunch time in October. I know everyone has to make a living, but sometimes they go too far. Still, who can blame them? If people are willing to pay.... Wink
Theresa

twelvemegs
9 Nov 2011 - 9:06 PM

Excellent photo Theresa of this Port Isaac view, really like this, well done.

When I was there last year I tried to capture this view and failed.


David

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