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Look Before You Leap

By blohum  
I’ve been described by some of the other members of the club as a “stunt photographer” as I’m often the one who’ll climb down a bank or clamber up and over rocks to get a shot. This technique often serves me well as I get into positions that most can’t or won’t get to, but sometimes this can lead to trouble...I was at Gwithian over the weekend with the sunset starting to form over Godrevy Lighthouse so I set off looking for a composition; anyone who knows the location will know that around the cliffs near the lighthouse there are lots of large rock formations making it difficult to transverse...I reached the edge of one cliff and it was a good 15 feet down… looking to my right I noticed the beach went behind the rocks so I though “I’ll get back that way” and climbed down.  After more clambering over slippy and unforgiving rocks I found a nice lead-in line and took my shots, and we were in for an amazing sunset...Soon the light faded I made my way back, over all the slippery rocks and to the back of the beach I walked around the corner to find the path lead straight into a cave… I was stuck! With the light fading fast I had to find a way up, and after a few minutes I managed to locate a way up and climbed up the 15ft rock-face back to civilization… so the moral is, look before you leap!

Tags: Sunset Wide angle Panasonic Cornwall Rocks Beach Lighthouse Clouds Orange Sea Colours Coast Hdr National trust Boulders Godrevy Landscape and travel Orton effect Gwithian GX7 Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 X

Voters: timeslip1974, ken j., Spkr51 and 27 more

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Spkr51 4 United States
2 Aug 2016 1:41PM
Beautiful image ...
Chrism8 14 965 27 England
2 Aug 2016 1:43PM
Know the location very well, excellent image

Well worth the adventure when you get a result like this one and manage to get back to civilization unharmed. My award for your efforts and amazing image Smile
well worth the effort tho.
Leedslass1 Plus
4 3.3k 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2016 4:56PM
Thankfully you made it safely back up. Wonderful composition and fantastic light reflecting off the rocks. My award for your effort.
Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2016 5:31PM
Beautiful !!......wonderful colours in this corker !!Smile
blohum 4
2 Aug 2016 5:46PM
Thank you all for the kind comments, and thank you to LeedsLass for the UA! Grin
kojak 8 14 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2016 6:32PM
very nice
Therapy 4 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2016 9:01PM
Beautiful colours
deanjohn 5 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2016 11:17PM
Beautiful image, lovely reflection on the rocks
Diggeo 7 13 Greece
3 Aug 2016 7:35AM
Really beautiful!!
MiguelB 4 1 3
3 Aug 2016 9:25AM

Quote:A good photograph is knowing where to stand. - Ansel Adams

"as a “stunt photographer” as I’m often the one who’ll climb down a bank or clamber up and over rocks to get a shot"

certainly a very good viewpoint and a successful photograph, the light on the rocks coming right into the foreground works so well

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