Another new image for my Cornwall photography page - Boats in Padstow.
I love looking at boats. And boats always offer opportunities for great images. So many variables, size, shape, colour, location, background, framing.
And in Cornwall there are so many scenes with boats, so many opportunities. That is why there are so many great pictures of Cornwall. It really is a fantastic location for a photographer.
Everywhere I go I always enjoy wandering around looking at the boats. In Padstow the harbour is constructed in such a way that the boats are way below you, and you need ladders to get to the ones moored to the harbour wall, and not lying on the beach when the tide is out.
So the ladders drew my eye.
And then I came across these two big lumps of bight, bold colour. The water was dark giving a good contrasting background. I only took two shots here, one landscape, one portrait. The portrait shot is tighter, and I will edit and post this tomorrow, which I am looking forward to doing as I have not edited the portrait version at all yet, so it is always exciting for me to start something from scratch and see what I can create. And it is also good for me to know what I am doing next – the possibilities with photography are endless.
So back to this shot.
For me this is quite simply an interesting composition. I can place myself there where I took the shot. Hopefully you get a sense of that feeling looking at the boats in the water. The colours and the textures in the boats I also like.
Canon EOS 5D, 17-40 lens, 1/125 sec at F8, 17mm focal length used, ISO 100.
Taken some time ago but technically sound.
And no cropping.
And processing in Lightroom of the single image.
Nice. Happy with this shot, and looking forward to seeing it on my page of pictures of Cornwall shortly.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post, and tomorrow you will be able to view the portrait version of this shot at