The easily eroded sandstone of the Culm Coast can create some bright colours at times. The rocks weather to a blue-grey colour but when split open or damaged the raw orange sandstone appears.
I cam across this rock lying amongst the pebbles below the cliffs just south of Northcott Mouth near a recent rockfall (probably caused by the recent succession of winter storms). I generally stay away from the base of the cliffs on the Culm Coast as it is not uncommon for loose rocks to come down, but on this occasion I took my chances.
With a little enhancement the bare sandstone looks like gold, which is how I had pre visualised the finished picture when taking the shot.