Chris Button Photography

Porth Nanven

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Porth Nanven

Reference: CO94
Location: Cornwall
Gallery: Cornwall,

Porth Nanven is the small beach at the end of Cot Valley. It is well known amongst photographers as ‘dinosaur egg’ beach because of the characteristic large smooth oval shaped boulders which fill the cove. With tide levels around 2.5m-2.8m you are higher up the beach and the foreground is filled with these attractive smooth boulders. I like a shutter speed of around 3 seconds for this type of shot, just slow enough to render the sea as smooth and simplified but just fast enough to retain some of the dragging movement of the tide.