Light on Constantine Bay
What a find! Hard to believe we’ve never been here before. Absolutely stunning New Year’s Day Walk where the vistas just kept coming as we walked around the headland. Used the new lightweight Sony 28mm again, this lens combined with the miniscule A7R camera is now my goto walkabout combination for the foreseeable future…..pure joy!
ORDNANCE SURVEY – Route planner map of today’s walk
We use the Ordnance Survey route planner app for iPhone/iPad to create all our walks these days ….. the GPS accuracy is amazing ….. especially useful when the paths just disappear!
Not being avid beach bums or surfers it looks like this area passed us by over the years. It’s definitely back on our radar now for a fine walk where there are great sea views for the whole walk.
Winter is the best time to walk the North Cornwall coast and the best time for the photography I like…..moody, stormy with dark brooding skies!
GARMIN FENIX 5X – Activity tracker data of today’s walk
It’s interesting, and quite comical at times, to compare the Ordnance Survey route and time predictions with the route and time we actually take. Quite often we stop to take photo’s, admire the views, get sidetracked or even get lost…..yes occasionally even GPS loses the signal and can temporarily point us in the wrong direction….so the route can look quite different and be quite a bit longer at the end of the day!
IPHONE 11 PRO MAX: With it’s new three lens system and now waterproof the iPhone Pro Max is a perfect companion on our walks for selfies, panoramas, videos and to view our Ordnance Survey route planner maps.
Also used my favourite walkabout camera combination, the Sony A7R and Sony’s super lightweight 28mm lens for the more ‘serious’ photos.
SONY A7R – Fantastically specified and so small and light
SONY 28MM – Perfect walkabout lens – uncomplicated and also amazingly light
I don’t want to have to think too much about camera settings on these walks so I have configured the Sony A7R’s Custom 1 option as follows: Manual Focus / Aperture f11 / Auto ISO / Continuous Bracket 5 Images 0.7 stop. I set the lens to a Hyperfocal Distance of around 2.35M then fix it with some surgical tape along the bottom of the lens. Now I have everything in focus from 1.35M to Infinity.
The resulting 5 images can either be used for Auto Aligned HDR or I can use a single image, usually the one with the best exposed highlights ….. clouds are normally the trickiest to get right. I like gritty images so when the ISO creeps up I don’t really have an issue with the results ….. it can often add to the atmosphere of a Black & White image …. the ease of use those settings give me far outweighs any image downside!
ORDNANCE SURVEY – We always use their iPhone/iPad route planner app to create our walks and to check out any car journey routes. Can’t go walking without GPS these days ….. love it!
MET OFFICE – Used on every walk for weather information. An invaluable tool in planning what gear to take.
WIKIPEDIA – For finding information quickly Wikipedia is far and away the best, most convenient, useful source for anything ….. whatever their critics say! I use it all the time for information about places we visit on our walks.
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