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Cape Cornwall Sun

By Blundez    
Shot in Priests Cove (I think) at Cape Cornwall.

I am finding some really interesting images shooting into the sun, having been told for years that this was a no no, although I think I should have cloned out the flare bottom left (just noticed - darn it).

The rocks and pebbles were protected under a scientific interest law and I have to say they were beautiful.

ISO200 / F8 / 1/350 Shutter speed
Touched up slightly in Aperture 3

Tags: Cornwall Seascape Cape cornwall Landscape and travel

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Lou_Pink 9 4 6 Northern Ireland
3 Nov 2010 1:10PM
lovely shot, I havent quite got the hang of shots that have direct sunlight in them, so this is spurring me on knowing that it can result in lovely shots like this


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3 Nov 2010 1:14PM
Nice one - have you tried it as a mono? A
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
3 Nov 2010 3:11PM
Good capture, but have to warn folk not to look through the lens at the sun because of damage to the eyes.


Blundez 11 3
3 Nov 2010 3:52PM
Thanks guys,

Good point Trev, I usually look at a feature of the Landscape and use my peripheral vision to check the position ofthe sun. Or use a Tripod and Live view if your camera has it.

Accipiter - good call, I will try that.

Lou - definately worth it, also switching to manual means a lot more control and the ability to get the sun star shaped occasionally.

Sooty_1 7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 8:14PM
I know the location well...those are The Brisons on the horizon, which in this part of the world is.....horizontal! (unlike your shot!)

Otherwise, you might try underexposing a little to bring some colour back into the rocks, but digital doesn't cope well with this type of shot. Good try though, it looks peaceful.

pdarby 7 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 8:55AM
Nice picture, but I think a long shutter speed to soften the water would have given a beautiful picture.

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