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Crisis of Confidence

By MrsS    
Good Evening everyone Smile

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let Chapter Five begin!!! Wink

So, there we were, heading off to Bottallack after my escapades at Porthcurno in the morning. I really was getting VERY cross with myself for my unbelievably strong self-preservation instincts, as I really wanted to overcome the fear of plunging to my death so I could get the shots I really wanted!

Guess what? I was faced with yet another death-defying route down to here!! Well impressed! (NOT!!!) Add that to the fact that Mr (Mountain Goat) Sutton had sprinted off in front, and I was just about ready to throw in the towel! Sad

So - after a temper tantrum and lots of self-pitying petulance, the Boss came to the rescue and not only returned to persuade me to venture over the "bridge", but he was also up for swapping lenses so I could get the image I wanted from the relative safety amongst the rocks Smile

We also spotted someone with loads more sense "up top" with a long lens - wish we'd met BEFORE I ventured down, Daryl, I might have just kept you company and had some time to chat, rather than just a wave in the car park! Grin

The light wasn't with us for too long, and the Lee Big Stopper 10 got a fair amount of use - hope you like this result. I know the Boss has uploaded a mono shot from here, but I'm a pretty colourful kinda gal - so it had to be a colour portraitscape© for me (might have a squarescape© version at some point in the future) Smile

Thanks for your time, have a good evening - just about got week 1 under my belt - won't be long till half-term! Tongue

Fran x

Tags: Light Cornwall Rocks Architecture Sea Tin mines Wheelhouse Landscape and travel Bottallack Lee big stopper 10 Image5

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john_starkey 11 2 3 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 6:18PM
Well done Fran,beautiful image,i must get me a Lee big stopper,

BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
8 Sep 2011 6:23PM
Brave girl!
And worth it, I reckon!

Don't think I've got as low down the cliff as you did Smile

A lovely composition and deftly processed - wouldn't be surprised to find an award heading your way with this one, Fran!
The light in this is really exquisite.


MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
8 Sep 2011 6:25PM
Thanks John & Bill Smile

I would certainly recommend it, John, great fun to be had! Smile

Funny thing was, Bill, I was fine once I got there, photography has a way to overcome most fears for me - think I'd even brave spiders! Wink

Fran x
edrhodes 16 548 13 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 6:28PM
Worth the little leap over the gate Fran GrinTongueWink

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
8 Sep 2011 6:45PM
Fantastic light, Fran, definitely worth conquering your fears for Smile Carol
timjnngs 14 3 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 6:50PM
Super image fran, i like the light in this photo.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
8 Sep 2011 6:53PM
Outstanding light. A beautiful scene............Sandy
NikonNovice 14 107 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 6:56PM
Well worth the trip.
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
8 Sep 2011 7:05PM
Thanks MrDoo, Carol, Tim, Sandy & Clive Smile

Fran x
wonkers 12 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 7:33PM
I agree with you Fran, such beautiful tones, who needs mono!

angej 16 479 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 7:46PM
Now this is rather lovely Fran, lovely comp and lightSmile
BillyGoatGruff 14 191 199 England
8 Sep 2011 7:54PM
I know what you mean, Fran!
I always feel much steadier when photographing...although I'm not convinced about the spider part: they move! Wink
Arvorphoto Plus
11 144 6 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 8:07PM
A gorgeous shot, well worth it, but you still wouldn't get me out there for love nor money. Smile
You've certainly done it justice.
See you in the car park next time Tongue

geffers7 Plus
11 53 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 8:52PM
Beautiful light on those rocks Fran - well worth it!
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
8 Sep 2011 9:09PM
Thanks Jill - good to meet a kindred spirit! Smile

Thanks too, Ange, Daryl, Geoff & all you silent voters Smile

Fran x
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
8 Sep 2011 11:28PM
Confident image Fran, worth all that effort. Ron.
h4rsx 11 17 5 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 12:47AM
Superb shot Fran, contrast between the sharp rocks and soft sea works well, not to mention the warm light catching the rocks/buildings.
pmorgan 14 217 13 England
9 Sep 2011 8:22AM
As good as any I've seen fro here Fran - smashing!

saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
9 Sep 2011 8:27AM
Marvellous shot full of interesting contrasts, both colour-wise and texture-wise.Well worth taking the risk to get such a shot.

SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 9:15AM
Well worth the mountaineering efforts. A beautifully timed exposure, superb light and lovely colour and very well composed.
mondmagu 11 75 Ireland
9 Sep 2011 10:34AM
Super water motion and lighting Fran,beautiful.

CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 10:40AM
A stunning image with superb light. Carole
kirkoid 10 1 England
9 Sep 2011 10:58AM
Cracking composition, colours and water blur. Well worth the effort. Excellent.
martinl 18 269 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 1:59PM
Fine Big Stopper action Fran.
oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 3:38PM
as good as it gets Fran ,but you wouldn't get me down there!Wink
javam 16 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 4:12PM
Works for me Fran. Light very well captured.
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 11:04PM
Lovely light, colours AND viewpoint Fran.

LesF 14 182 9
10 Sep 2011 9:34AM
Your bravery or whatever you want to call it Fran paid off, cracking shot this

MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
10 Sep 2011 6:06PM
Thanks Everyone Smile

Fran x

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