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Hartland Quay

By ianrobinson  
Hi all, This photo was taken at Hartland Quay in North Devon.
No sunset I'm afraid but a beautiful place never the less.

This was a trip that happened by chance as a customer gave me a call last week and asked me to make them a coffee table, asking where they lived they stated Padstow in Cornwall which happened to be a place I was trying to organise for a trip for photography, so this was an order I decided to take personally.

I set off on Sunday midday and got to Hartland Quay where I set about looking for good compositions after having some tea of course at the Hotel there on the rocks.
It was a nice day all the way there and i was really hoping i might be lucky to get some wonderful colours of the sunset, unfortunately for me and some other photographers there we were disappointed as a blanket of cloud swept over us and no sunset in sight.

Although I got no sunset it was worth the 6 hour journey to see this wonderful place.

Tags: Devon Seascape Landscape and travel Hartland quay

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tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 11:49PM
At first glance, I thought the horizon was slightly unlevel, but it is an optical illusion caused by the furthest breaking waveWink

Some fine touches of light on the foreground


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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Jul 2012 11:51PM
Very nicely composed seascape shot, Ian, the parallel rows of rocks all channeling one's eyes out to sea and the far horizon. The cool blues make a change though from a more conventional sunset shot which you were hoping for perhaps.
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
16 Jul 2012 11:52PM
it is a beautiful place and you have done well for a cloudy day, nice one.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 11:55PM
Amazing capture and mood evoked. Love the blue hues and compostition.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 12:50AM
Thank you guys for your comments, as always they are very much appreciated.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 Jul 2012 5:16AM
Maybe no sunset but still some lovely light on the rocks. A very beautifully composed image...........Sandy
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
17 Jul 2012 7:57AM
I'd say the image is better off without the sunshine............this image is can feel the atmosphere......
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
17 Jul 2012 8:19AM
Maybe not the immediate impact a sunset shot would make, but a beautiful image nonetheless, Ian. I like the blue and brown tones and your processing is spot on, the light on the rocks is perfect.

Scooby10 8 3 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 9:21AM
Superb image Ian well captured.
Well worth the long trip from rural Norfolk! Hope you have more to upload from this trip?
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 9:54AM
Thank you all very much for your comments and votes.
And pleasantly suprised to see an award so thank you very much for that Natureshaven.

There are a couple more images from this place to come shame I had so little time there, will have to organise another trip I think.
Unfortunately It was rain the next morning which was disappointing because I really wanted to make the most of my time there, Only really got a few hours of photography on Sunday night then it was cloud and rain from then on, such a shame really but at least i came away with some good shots, have to be thankful of that at least.

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