Taken 13-Jan-17
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Rivers
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Keywords:Duckpool, Duckpool beach, Coombe valley, Bude, Cornwall, North Cornwall, rocks, geology, England, uk, Britain, movement, shutter speed, motion, rapids, stream, river, wet, water, photography, photos, photo, sony, pic, dslra700, sigma, color, colour, perspective, wide angle, topaz, Nik, photoshop, raw, motion blur, cove, beach, stones, tripod
Photo Info

Dimensions5340 x 3560
Original file size10.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken13-Jan-17 14:12
Date modified9-May-17 10:06
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeSONY
Camera modelDSLR-A700
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)25 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.6
Exposure8s at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom0x
Coombe Valley Stream Duckpool Beach

Coombe Valley Stream Duckpool Beach

With a bit more time to spare recently I have got round to processing more shots from a Landscape Photography Holiday in North Cornwall in January. There was a group of us from Bognor Regis Camera Club and this was on the second day. The location is Duckpool Beach about 5 miles NE of Bude close to where the stream comes onto the beach looking back up the valley. Most of the year this stream is just a trickle feeding into a pool by the beach. This though was early January after a lot of rain and it was more of a torrent.

The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20mm zoom at 17mm. Taken with a tripod. Taken with a B&W 10 stop ND filter to gain an 8 seconds exposure. The next step was to process in Nik Colour Efex Pro one of a set of free Nik plugins. I discovered in the Landscape set of presets in Efex Pro a Graduated ND filter effect allowing adjustments to the strength and position of the simulated filter. This brought more detail into the sky. Next processed in Topaz Clarity for more detail, saturation and warmth. Finally a crop and a brightness adjustment layer for a slight increase in brightness in the foreground using a layer mask.