Exquisite details and dawn colours revealed by the DP3M in this shot from Penhalt Cliff looking across Millook Haven to Broad Strand and Raven’s Beak and the offshore Gull Rock (yet another one!). Beyond is Bynorth Cliff leading on to Dizzard Point. The Sharphole Waterfall can be seen snaking down to a (non existent on the high tide) Cancleave Strand, currently only accessible by rope due to rock falls.
Snaking up the sunlit hillside is the easier half of the steepest through road in Britain (< 1:3). A place to be avoided in the summer where satnavs lead some vehicles onto hills they are unable to ascend. The hillside beyond is carpeted with sessile oaks. Unique in Britain, and remarkable because of the harsh salty winds that blast everything on our coast (there are few trees and they are normally only found in numbers in sheltered river valleys), the impenetrable Dizzard Forest of dwarf oaks hosts a plethora of extremely rare lichens. This is a fascinating area, full of interest, and far off the the tourist map. On top of The Dizzard is the only windmill we can see from inside our house; we can see another from the garden, but a monstrous solar array is about to be constructed in nearby fields. Snouts in the trough. Don't get me started ...
Penhalt Cliff, Bude, Cornwall, UK
Camera: Sigma DP3 Merrill
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (built in lens)
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125s
As usual the DP3M image is almost perfect out of the camera. A couple of curves to bring up the exposure and contrast but that was all it needed.