Saturday, 14 November 2009

The Raw Power of Nature

Well, frustrated by the weather in my bids to get any wildlife shots, I decided if I couldn't beat it photograph it. I went down Porthleven to watch the first winter storm swell come in, and found about half of Cornwall had decided to do the same! I got lucky and found a parking space still vacant. So I was out on top of the hill over looking Porthleven Harbour watching this beautiful spectacle of natures power. Managed a few pictures and hopefully some excellent video.  Only got soaked once so not to bad. Here are the pictures below and hopefully some video later. Please double click to enlarge the images:


Maximum Power:  Exif: Canon 5D, 100-400mm lens (focal length of 220mm), Aperture Priority, F10, ISO 200, 1/500 sec, +0.3 stop               

View of the sheltered Harbour: Exif: Canon 5D, 17-40mm mm lens (focal length of 17mm), Aperture Priority, F10, ISO 200, 1/320 sec, +0.3 stop


Waves crashing into cliffs: Exif: Canon 5D, 100-400mm lens (focal length of 100mm), Aperture Priority, F9, ISO 200, 1/125 sec, =/-0 stop












High Tide: Exif: Canon 5D, 28-135mm lens (focal length of 85mm), Aperture Priority, F9, ISO 200, 1/160 sec, =0.3 stop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z67IUWC-OgE  here is the link to a short video

5 comments:

Sam and Lisa said...

What a set of images, the power of the sea. I wouldn't like to be living in the houses facing the storm.

Keith Hargreaves said...

Hi Bob great set of photos, You take a very good seascape sorry I missed you at Porthleven but as you said most of the folks in Cornwall were down there. All the best Keith

The Watcher said...

Great shots Bob.

holdingmoments said...

Really captured the power in these Bob.

marian said...

Lovely. Used to live in Porthleven, spent many summers swimming in the ocean. Now in New Zealand, the Atlantic is very special and these shots sum it up very well.