Basset Cove, an hour and a half from low tide

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Coastal erosion at work.

On the far side of the cove and at the top of the cliffs can be seen what were the landward ramparts of Crane Castle, neolithic (and more recent) fort. The gap between the ramparts and Crane Islands is the site of what was by all inferences a sizeable settlement. The far cliffs would not have been visible in those days from this position.

Many headlands had forts and settlements and many of those have completely disappeared.

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brian gillman on October 1, 2012

Overall impression incredibly pleasing! Y*. The colours - green, brown, creamy-yellow - blend beautifully. Also, good to see a straight horizon! (I'm often very disappointed and irritated to see otherwise fabulous photos spoilt by ridiculously slanting horizons. Even the most elementary and easily available editing, usually supplied with the camera, can fix this. It really bugs me). Did you use a spirit-level?

Best wishes, Brian.

Andy Rodker on October 1, 2012

Many thanks Brian and for the Y* too!

I try VERY hard to get the horizon straight in situ - something of a self-imposed challenge and am very pleased when I get close. I straighten them (only where necessary of couse!) in Picasa 3.

Cheers! Andy

brian gillman on October 1, 2012

Cheers, Andy. Yes, your horizons are all fine! As referred to above, I do find those spirit-levels a great help. I've got a couple of tiny plastic ones that are slotted onto the cameras flash hot-shoe. I still can't always get my horizons dead straight though! So I adjust them in editing, and they look spot-on - until I come back 5 minutes later and they have somehow gone not quite straight again!

Best wishes, Brian.

Andy Rodker on October 1, 2012

Quick catch up Pano as I dashed back to the flat for a bite of early lunch before dashing off again to the next class!

I think people who don't correct horizons don't take sea shots as a rule and it probably takes them some time to even think of it as an issue!

Many thanks and best wishes, Andy

Peter van Lom on October 2, 2012

I mean f.ex. this...the colour of the sand...

Andy Rodker on October 2, 2012

This IS the colour of the sand Peter.

Yes, I did a little editing on Picasa 3 - cropping maninly. But I didn't have to do much if anything else as the colour of the sand was as you see it made the scene so photogenic!

Best wishes, Andy

~~~ Thomas ~~~ on October 6, 2012

Really a impressive coast landscape. Very nice view and colors.


Greetings Thomas.

Andy Rodker on October 6, 2012

Thank you Thomas. Have a nice weekend.Best wishes, Andy

Andy Rodker on November 1, 2012

Thank you Nemrod. Best wishes, Andy

Marc Lacelle on January 4, 2013

J'ai oublié, j'attend avec impatience la 3000ème photos et j'espère être le premier à poser mes yeux dessus. A bientôt Marc

Andy Rodker on January 5, 2013

Nice comment Marc. Many thanks!

Best wishes, Andy

LeenieforLena on April 23, 2013

Very beautiful landscape ! Like & YS !

I dream of visiting Cornwall... such a lovely place..

Andy Rodker on April 23, 2013

I can't live there - as much as I want to - no work - there is work for me teaching English in Madrid, so here I am!

Pleased you like this Lena and many thanks for your visit, kind comments and awards.

Best wishes,


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  • Uploaded on September 27, 2012
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Andy Rodker
    • Camera: Nokia N95 8GB
    • Taken on 2012/08/04 13:36:30
    • Exposure: 0.003s
    • Focal Length: 5.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • No flash