Taken 15-Jan-17
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Waterfalls
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Keywords:Sandymouth Bay, Bude, Cornwall, North Cornwall, rocks, geology, England, uk, Britain, movement, shutter speed, motion, waterfall, wet, water, photography, photos, photo, sony, pic, dslra700, sigma, color, colour, perspective, wide angle, topaz, photoshop, raw, motion blur, cove, beach, stones, tripod
Photo Info

Dimensions5740 x 3820
Original file size12.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Jan-17 12:26
Date modified24-Jan-17 21:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeSONY
Camera modelDSLR-A550
Focal length28 mm
Focal length (35mm)42 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/6 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto bracket
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Sandymouth Bay Rock Strata

Sandymouth Bay Rock Strata

The shot shows contorted and tilted sandstone rock strata dating back millions of years at Sandymouth Beach near Bude, Cornwall. Sediment would have been laid down horizontally on the ancient seabed and then raised at an angle due to geological activity. The different layers would represent different types of climate over millennia. The waterfall was one of two on the beach which only fall during the winter. It was a dry but cloudy day and the water on the rocks was entirely from the waterfall. I got a location on the beach where there was a diagonal lead in.

The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 28-200 zoom at 28mm. Taken with a tripod. The picture was first processed in RAW. More overall detail was brought in using Topaz Clarity. A curves adjustment was made to darken the top left nearer the sky. This was done by selecting an area with the lasso tool with a 100 pixel feather. Then a curves adjustment layer was selected and the Blend mode changed to Luminosity to affect only brightness not colour. The curves adjustment was then made to suit. (Thanks to Roger Crocombe who organised the Workshop for teaching this) More punch brought in to the foreground using Unsharp mask 32 amount and 32 radius with a layer mask.