Penhalt cliff offers a superb vantage point and from it you can see the locations of other recent shots. The Saltsone is the black rock in the sea at the bottom. Wanson mouth with the spray lit up is behind, then the Black Rock and Widemouth Bay. Our house is visible in this shot if you know where to look (in the line that heads out of the village right of centre). Lower and Higher Longbeak are the two headlands beyond followed by the Upton Cliffs where we used to live and where, unfortunately, a fellow photographer from the area (though not known to me personally) was found unconscious at the base of the cliffs (and subsequently died) on a foggy day a week ago. There is a little frost in places in the image and near the horizon on the right is cloud trapped in a temperature inversion in the Torridge valley.
The Foveon sensor of the Sigma DP1 Merrill delivers an incredible amount of detail in this shot and some gorgeous rich colours.
Penhalt Cliff, Bude, Cornwall, UK
Camera: Sigma DP1 Merrill
Lens: Sigma 19mm f/2.8 (built in lens)
Focal Length: 19mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80s
As usual the image from the Merrill came out beautifully from Sigma Photo Pro on default settings. Equally as usual I was unable, however, to get satisfactory results in adjusting the white balance and correcting the colour so that was done in Photoshop in LAB mode.