More Cornwall photography – boats on the sand in the harbour at St Ives
Today’s new picture for my Cornwall website was taken in St Ives, a lovely if busy and very popular tourist destination in Cornwall.
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Boats are a great subject. I like this image for a number of reasons.
I like the warmth in the image, provided by the soft late summer sunshine.
I like the arrangement of the boats, and the way I have composed the shot. The ropes hanging loose in the front, all in the same direction thanks to the tide. Nature’s way of forming a pattern out of something man made.
And the boats themselves. For this image I wanted to make the boats pop, stand out from the background, and also wanted to pull out the detail within them.
Basically I like shots of boats in harbours with the tide out – who doesn’t?
Technical info for this shot?
Canon EOS 5D. 24-105m F4L Lens.
70mm focal length. Now I am going to stop here.
70mm focal length. Most unusual for me.
Firstly, that I am using my 24-105 lens. And even more unusually I am not at the 24 or 105mm end of the range - no I am somewhere in the middle.
This tells me that I was interested in a particular composition and crop, and went for this quite specific focal length, which pleases me as I obviously thought about it when I took the shot.
ISO640. Why? Must have been cloudier than I remember!
1/1250th of a second at F8. All fine.
Post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, removing some unwanted objects around the edges, and not the usual crop ratio – no I have gone a bit freestyle here which makes another change.
It is good to be different, break the rules and the usual settings etc. and try something different. Interesting things often come when you mix things up and try something different.
Thank you for reading todays post, which is back to my Cornwall photography theme - come back tomorrow for another post about my Cornwall photography at
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