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Carnewas & Bedruthen Steps 4/5

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 11 February 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I shot this series all on the same day, The first of which was taken just before midday and in the hunt for a dramatic sunset shot, I returned later in the evening to take the rest.

Carnewas & Bedruthan Steps is a stretch of coastline located near St Eval, Cornwall and is one of Cornwall's more dramatic beaches. It gets it's name from the huge slate outcrops scattered along the beach and not the 142 steep steps you need to traverse to get to the beach. It is said that the outcrops were put there by Bedruthan, a mythological giant, who is said to have used the rocks as stepping stones.

At low tide the beach itself stretches for over a mile with plenty of interesting nooks and crannies but as the numerous signs point out there is the real potential to become cut off by the incoming tide. Signs also warn of the risks of swimming due to the heavy rips, fast tides and submerged rocks.

The area is designated as having Special Scientific Interest, due its geological and biological interest. The site is noted for its slates from the Lower Devonian period, various mosses and beetles.

NIKON D90 1/80 second F/4.5 ISO 400 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

1/80 second
ISO 400
30 mm (35mm equiv.)