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By Sezz    
Sharicmar at rest in Port Isaac Harbour.

Port Isaac (Cornish: Porthysek) is a small and picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic Coast of North Cornwall, England, UK. The meaning of the name Porth Izzick (modified in English spelling) is the "corn port," indicating a trade in corn from the arable inland district.

The Port Isaac pier was constructed during the reign of Henry VIII. "...Tudor pier and breakwater have now yielded to a strong new sea-wall balanced by an arm on the opposite side of the cove. The centre of the village dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, from a time when its prosperity was tied to local coastal freight and fishing. The port handled cargoes such as coal, wood, stone, ores, limestone, salt, pottery and heavy goods which were conveyed along its narrow streets. The pilchard fishery began here before the 16th century and in 1850 there were 49 registered fishing boats and four fish cellars. Fishermen still work from the Platt, landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters.

Thanks for your time and as always, your thoughts/comments are very welcome.
Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: Cornwall Harbour Reflections Coast Fishing boat Port isaac Kernow Landscape and travel Sharicmar

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24 Oct 2012 2:13PM
Great composition with the rope leading to the boat in the central foreground. Well done.


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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Oct 2012 2:22PM
Very strong lead in lines from the ropes and with blurred reflections in the wet sand: a very attractive harbour scene.
I think Port Isaac is where the Doc Martin TV series was filmed but I'd need to check up on that.......if it is, the old village is so photogenic.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
24 Oct 2012 2:38PM
Thank you gentlemen, appreciated!
Ronnie you are correct re Doc Martin & the village is indeed very pretty Smile

Sarah x
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
24 Oct 2012 2:51PM
Excellent photography ! You have a keen eye for a good shot SmileGrinGrin
24 Oct 2012 3:14PM
That's wonderful !
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Oct 2012 3:45PM
A very beautiful capture, Sarah, like the strong lead-in lines of the ropes, love it! Wink
Trev Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
24 Oct 2012 3:48PM
Like your compostion, good colours and details too
Regards Richard
24 Oct 2012 4:32PM
A great compo, well taken.

24 Oct 2012 6:00PM
Very nice view point to this lovely comp' Sarah. Hope you wasn't sinking in the Mud at this point Smile

John Smile
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 6:08PM
I like the story within the image Sarah. The rope leads the eye to the boat which is facing towards the harbour mouth and out to sea.
Very nice lead in with rope and the comp is first rate, nice colours with good detail. like it

geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 6:57PM
I too like the reflections and there's plenty of colour there as well.
24 Oct 2012 7:14PM
Great Shot

The rope takes you through the picture.
24 Oct 2012 7:22PM
An excellent comp and detail Sarah !
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 8:08PM
A great pov Sarah and wonderful lead in line as said , likr this a lot .Smile
jinstone Plus
11 3 1 England
25 Oct 2012 6:43AM
Good picture and the commentary adds so much also painting a unique picture of the history of the port.
JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
25 Oct 2012 11:01AM
Like the way that the angle of the vessel mimics that of the background cliff.

Nice lead in with the ropes and the colours are lovely, deep & strong but not over saturated.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
25 Oct 2012 11:30AM
Many thanks for your time and kind comments, always appreciated!
Rob - thank you so much for your UA, a lovely surprise - you made my day Smile

Sarah x
25 Oct 2012 11:54AM
Excellent photography.Lovely villa.
25 Oct 2012 12:11PM
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2012 3:33PM
You have a great shot here Sarah
and such a good manipulation with the colours
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
25 Oct 2012 4:04PM
A strong comp and perfect lead-in from the leading edge to the heart of the image, Sarah. Colours are a bit strong for my taste (and it is after all only my opinion), but an excellent image none the less. Looks like a lovely location.

wolfy 14 36 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 1:45PM
Beautiful comp and light Sezz!! Smile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
27 Oct 2012 5:35PM
Thank you everyone, always appreciated!
Wolfy - thank you very much for your UA, made my day and I'm honored Smile

Sarah x
oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 8:01PM
Looks almost like she is straining the ropes eager to be free and out at sea !Wink,
another gem of light ,colour and detail Smile

andy xx
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
12 Dec 2012 5:32PM
Just what the good doctor ordered, I like the composition and way that you've used the seaweed strewn rope as a lead in

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