A few days on the Cornish Coast

Last December I took a friend down to see the rugged beauty
of the Cornish coast. As well the chance to show an American this
stunning part of the world it was also an opportunity to see how my
new Nikon D800E performed, its first landscape photography trip. I
studied photography at Art college in this part of the world. Now I
reside in the big smoke but  often find myself pining to be
back by the sea, hearing the ocean crashing on rocks. I still get
as excited seeing how a long exposure has come out as I did all
those years ago.

Sennen Cove, Cornwall, England

Nikon D800E with Nikon 24-70mm at
24mm. 1/40th at F11, ISO200

This is the beach at Sennen Cove, about as far west as
you get in this country.

Sennen Cove, Cornwall, England

Nikon D800E with Nikon 24-70mm at
24mm. 1/15th at F11, ISO50 – Lee ND 0.6 Hard Grad

With 36 megapixels behind me, I’m
going to be more inclined to crop images rather than always shoot
multiple frames to stitch. When there is movement in the frame,
such as these waves rolling in, it can be difficult to get a
perfect stitch as the moving element of the shot is in a different
position when you come to the next frame in sequence.

Sennen Cove, Cornwall, England

Nikon D800E with Nikon 24-70mm at
48mm. 2 sec at F14, ISO50 – 6 Stop ND & Lee ND 0.6 Hard
Grad

Sennen Cove, Cornwall, England

Nikon D800E with Nikon 24-70mm at
32mm. 2 sec at F14, ISO50 – 6 Stop ND & Lee ND 0.6 Hard
Grad

Land's End, Cornwall, England

Nikon D800E with Nikon 24-70mm at
28mm. 2 Mins at F8, ISO50 – 6 Stop ND

After spending a happy hour engrossed
on the beach at Sennen we headed round to Land’s End, I’d been here
years before at this spot but the weather hadn’t co-operated that
time.

Land's End, Cornwall, England

Nikon D800E with Nikon 24-70mm at
70mm. 30 sec at F11, ISO200 – 6 Stop ND

Land's End, Cornwall, England

Nikon D800E with Nikon 70-200mm at
140mm. 0.3 sec at F8, ISO200

Always a challenge getting sharp results with a long lens
on a tripod, I didn’t use the Neutral density filter for this and
upped the ISO slightly to the shutter speed fast enough for
acceptable results.

Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, England

Nikon D800E with Nikon 24-70mm at
70mm. 2 1/2 mins at F11, ISO50 – 6 Stop ND

The Lizard Peninsula – Britain’s
southernmost point (excluding Isles of Scilly), an epic landscape
with jagged rocks stretching out into the Channel. In December
you can almost have this part of the world to yourself.

Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, England

Nikon D800E with Nikon 24-70mm at
58mm. 275 sec at F11, ISO50 – 6 Stop ND

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