I had a very good friend visiting from the USA this week. I met Marianne at university in Stirling, Scotland in 1985 and we have stayed friends ever since. She was on a flight back from India and Nepal and managed to arrange a 4 day stopover. I drove up to Heathrow on Saturday morning (leaving home at 3.30 am :-/) to meet her early flight. We didn’t stop talking on the four-hour drive back to Cornwall and we were both a little nonplussed I think about where those 30 years in between went to. Visiting Wheal Coates on Sunday we had a lunch date with my parents in Porthleven on Monday.
Ever the photographer, this was my first opportunity to test my new Nikon D800e. I recently exchanged my D800 for the D800e. The main difference between the two models is the D800e doesn’t have an anti aliasing filter over the sensor. As a predominantly landscape photographer this shouldn’t cause me too many problems and the removal of the filter does bring about a noticeable difference in the sharpness of the images which was exactly as hoped for.
Following lunch and a walk on the sea wall at Porthleven we stopped by Praa Sands on the drive home. Despite the nip in the air, it was a beautiful spring afternoon. Dog walkers and surfers alike, enjoying the sunshine..
Just a quick reminder, voting will close in the Digital Lightroom ‘Capture the Light’ competition tomorrow night at midnight Pacific Standard Time, so if you haven’t cast your vote yet, you can do so by following this link
Because of the nature of Porthleven Harbour, great surf is created at the entrance to the harbour just as it would be if the swell were coming up on a beach. This is a favourite spot for local surfers who enter the water at the edge of the harbour. In the picture below, if you look very carefully, one guy can be seen with his board on the steps of what I think might be the old lifeboat station. They then paddle out to enjoy some exceptional surf and great wave riding, even on a freezing cold March day like today..
32mm f/11 1/160 sec. ISO-100