Taken 14-Jan-17
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Rivers
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Keywords:Saint Nectan's Glen, Nectan, Cornwall, North Cornwall, rocks, geology, waterfall, vegetation, green, plants, spiritual, England, uk, Britain, movement, shutter speed, motion, long exposure, glen, valley, photography, photos, photo, sony, pic, dslra700, sigma, color, colour, perspective, topaz, flow, water, photoshop, raw, motion blur, tripod
Photo Info

Dimensions5740 x 3820
Original file size20.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Jan-17 13:13
Date modified19-Jan-17 07:44
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeSONY
Camera modelDSLR-A550
Focal length55 mm
Focal length (35mm)82 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.5
Exposure1/8 at f/10
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto bracket
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Saint Nectan's Glen Winters Flow

Saint Nectan's Glen Winters Flow

Saint Nectan's Glen (Cornish: Glynn Nathan, meaning deep wooded valley of Nathan) is an area of woodland in Trethevy near Tintagel, north Cornwall stretching for around one mile along both banks of the Trevillet River. The glen's most prominent feature is St Nectan's Kieve, a spectacular sixty foot waterfall through a hole in the rocks. The site attracts tourists who believe it to be "one of the UK's most spiritual sites, and tie or place ribbons, crystals, photographs, small piles of flat stones and other materials near the waterfall.

In a change from the beaches of North Cornwall we visited this location which was also quite hard to get to with a mile walk from the nearest car park including a lot of steps. There are 3 waterfalls with this being the most spectacular. To reach this location required wading through the stream though luckily use of Wellies was included in the entry fee. The rest of the waterfall is visible above the rock hole but I decided it was more effective to concentrate on the lower part

The picture was taken with a Sony A550 with a Sigma 28-200 wide angle zoom at 55mm. Taken with a tripod. The picture was first processed in RAW. More overall detail was brought in using Topaz Clarity. In both RAW and Topaz I added a little more saturation. The rock wall in the top left was brightened a little using a brightness adjustment layer with a layer mask. A slight vignette was applied using that function of Topaz Adjust.