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Sennen Cove


Sennen Harbour

Sennen Harbour


This photo, taken last Thursday evening, is of the harbour at Sennen Cove, with Cape Cornwall in the disatnce.   It was a beautiful sunny evening, showing off Whitesand Bay at its best.   I placed a 10 stop and 6 stop ND filter on my 25mm lens to produce a 4 minute exposure at f4.  The long exposure has nicely smoothed out the water.  I added a small blur to the photo to produce a softer feel to the image.  I had to clone out the young men on the jetty who were having a great time diving and somersaulting into the sea.

This scene is very different from the one I encountered earlier this year on 1st February; taken from the other end of Sennen Cove:-

Sennen Storm

Sennen Storm

You can just make out the end of the jetty on the far right of the image.  We were in the grip of a week of a “once in a hundred years” storm.  I hope the experts are right.  Although it makes for great photos the storm brought widespread damage and misery for lots of people.  As I write this, the promenade at nearby Penazance is finally being repaired and hopefully will soon, at long last, be fully open again.  Alas, we are going to have to wait another year at least for the beautiful, world famous Penzance Lido to reopen.  The damage caused in West Penwith alone ran to millions of pounds.  let’s hope in the future we just get little storms, not huge storms!


5 responses

  1. leecleland

    The contrast between these two photos is amazing. I’m afraid I prefer the action of the huge storm to the peaceful calm though it is still beautiful. Something about an action shot ………

    August 20, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    • Yes, there is something about an action shot, it was more fun to photo but there’s something about the black and white one….. that I prefer!

      August 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm

      • leecleland

        And here’s to the difference 🙂

        August 21, 2014 at 2:13 am

  2. Sweet! 🙂

    August 21, 2014 at 12:19 am

    • Glad you liked it.

      August 21, 2014 at 5:04 pm

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