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St Nectan's Falls, Tintagel, Cornwall



Beautiful, hidden glen and waterfall.

Beautiful, hidden glen and waterfall.
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Fabius
 
Fabius May 21, 2016
Wow, very beautiful waterfall !
Where is it ?
Bynack
Bynack May 21, 2016
In Cornwall, near Tintagel. It was very beautiful, in fact the whole glen was magical
mlorenekimura PRO+
 
mlorenekimura May 22, 2016
Wow, that is so incredibly beautiful!! Fantastic photo.
Bynack
Bynack May 25, 2016
Thank you, the place is amazing
nornots PRO
 
nornots May 29, 2016
Marvelous
Bynack
Bynack June 20, 2016
Thank you
Bob5253 PRO
 
Bob5253 June 19, 2016
One of the best photos that I have ever seen!!!
Bynack
Bynack June 20, 2016
Thank you, it is a lovely spot
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole June 20, 2016
Beautiful!!! And congrats on your well deserved Challenge Win!!! : )
Bynack
Bynack June 20, 2016
Thank you
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 01, 2016
Gorgeous capture! Congrats.
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith July 01, 2016
Beautiful! Congratulations on winning the Challenge!
leckie45 PRO+
 
leckie45 August 18, 2016
Congratulations on being the Grand Winner in the " A river runs through it" Challenge ... A Worthy winning shot ... Cheers from The People's Choice Winner ... Trish
Bynack
Bynack August 18, 2016
Thanks Trish and congratulations to you too, very well done
nandicmb
 
nandicmb August 18, 2016
Congratulations on all your Awards!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq August 18, 2016
Stunning shot - amazing light! Congrats on your win! :)
Bynack
Bynack August 18, 2016
Thank you, I was lucky to be there at the right time and it is a stunning place
mlorenekimura PRO+
 
mlorenekimura November 14, 2016
Congrats on your challenge win it so deserved, this photo is incredible. The light coming in and the softness of water plus its shear beauty make it such an inviting photo.
Bynack
Bynack November 14, 2016
Thank you, it is a very beautiful spot
klhprice
 
klhprice November 14, 2016
This is amazing! Congrats on winning the Inland Water photo challenge.
Bynack
Bynack December 02, 2016
Thank you
mstevencalaway
 
mstevencalaway November 20, 2016
Stunning shot! I love the light coming in. A beautiful waterfall also! Thank you for sharing! Congratulations!
Bynack
Bynack December 02, 2016
Thank you
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson December 01, 2016
Absolutely stunning. Well done
Bynack
Bynack December 02, 2016
Thank you
Tspires75
 
Tspires75 December 21, 2016
Beautiful capture
Bynack
Bynack December 21, 2016
thank you, it is a very lovely place, a bit of a hidden gem in Cornwall
kjfishman
 
kjfishman December 22, 2016
Superb !
Gabriele69 PRO
 
Gabriele69 January 07, 2017
love this
PaulWatsonPhotography
 
PaulWatsonPhotography January 24, 2017
This is absolutely flawless! well done!
Bynack
 
Bynack January 26, 2017
Thank you very much for all the lovely comments
DaveCornelison
 
DaveCornelison February 06, 2017
Stunning!
CharlotteB
 
CharlotteB February 17, 2017
A tremendously beautiful piece of photography! Well done so far & good luck for 'Around The World' comp
alexandrudinulescu
 
alexandrudinulescu March 15, 2017
Wonderful !! Congrats !
yatesphotography
 
yatesphotography March 22, 2017
Is this St Nectaln's Glen? I stay in Trebarwith (well, Treknow) nearly every year and have walked past this so many times. I can't for the life of me think why I've never actually gone in (I seem to remember there's a charge, but it can't be that much).

Anyway, superb photo; you've captured it beautifully.
Bynack
Bynack March 23, 2017
There is a charge, but it's worth it, and they'll lend you a pair of wellies if you'd like them. Thank you for the nice comments
susanneradke
 
susanneradke March 22, 2017
WOW - great mystic image, wonderful detail!
robinkrumholz
 
robinkrumholz March 22, 2017
beautiful landscape captured perfectly!!!
Bynack
 
Bynack March 23, 2017
Thank you for the lovely comments that keep coming. Glad you like :)
RoryBarr
 
RoryBarr April 05, 2017
Nice!
DavesAdventures
 
DavesAdventures June 06, 2017
An absolutely perfect capture. Boy, could I take some massive number of photos with that view. Great work
clementinechristinahambly
 
clementinechristinahambly August 21, 2017
Absolutely stunning capture! Has inspired a road trip to Cornwall, thanks!
CPF_Photoart PRO
 
CPF_Photoart August 31, 2017
Incredible work!
richardsly Premium
 
richardsly September 01, 2017
super shot.
podesta
 
podesta September 05, 2017
great picture
pearlofthesea
 
pearlofthesea September 09, 2017
So in love with this picture, amazing!!
davidisaacyoung PRO
 
davidisaacyoung September 19, 2017
Phenomenal image. Breathtaking.
Bynack
 
Bynack September 19, 2017
Thank you everyone, it is such a beautiful and magical place, tucked away
Eyemanpix
 
Eyemanpix September 20, 2017
Beautifully captured. Very nice
clivetalbutt PRO
 
clivetalbutt September 20, 2017
That is absolutely excellent - which country?
dorothybennetthall
 
dorothybennetthall September 20, 2017
Very beautiful. I am a huge fan of waterfalls and this is just a spectacular shot!!
wendycrowe
 
wendycrowe September 21, 2017
Truly a magical image!
steffchildscooper PRO+
 
steffchildscooper September 22, 2017
Love this beautiful place
LisaZachImages
 
LisaZachImages October 07, 2017
Beautiful!
Artrox PRO+
 
Artrox October 09, 2017
Inspiring, Bravo!
photosue50
 
photosue50 October 13, 2017
So beautiful
jloewen
 
jloewen October 23, 2017
Amazingly beautiful shot
Mohan_photos
 
Mohan_photos November 16, 2017
Masterpiece
steffoto
 
steffoto November 20, 2017
Is it real? o_0
ronhaslam
 
ronhaslam November 26, 2017
Amazing capture.Congratulations! 5*
Rafaphoto PRO+
 
Rafaphoto December 04, 2017
Wow
Elljaysan PRO+
 
Elljaysan December 05, 2017
Magical
markgossman
 
markgossman December 13, 2017
Very amazing picture ! Love to see this on a wall in its full glory !
Bynack
 
Bynack March 04, 2018
Thank you everyone for the amazing comments. It truly is a beautiful spot
jasti2001 PRO+
 
jasti2001 May 08, 2018
Incredible blurred water motion!
Absolutely breathtaking photo
Bynack
Bynack October 18, 2018
Thank you
Rafaphoto PRO+
 
Rafaphoto May 18, 2018
Stunning
Bynack
Bynack October 18, 2018
Thank you
niteshchhabra
 
niteshchhabra May 19, 2018
Beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Bynack
Bynack October 18, 2018
Thank you
donnescott
 
donnescott July 18, 2018
I love the light shining down or through, onto the falls. Fantastic picture.
Bynack
Bynack October 18, 2018
Thank you
Smi77y
 
Smi77y July 19, 2018
Actually just a perfect photo. Wow!!!
Bynack
Bynack October 18, 2018
Thank you
MRueffer
 
MRueffer August 16, 2018
WOW!!
Bynack
Bynack October 18, 2018
Thank you
michellemckay_0251
 
michellemckay_0251 September 10, 2018
Amazing
Bynack
Bynack October 18, 2018
Thank you
maggiecb
 
maggiecb October 11, 2018
what camera did you use? I was in Tintagel this year but didn't manage to get to the falls but I will go again, this is a beautiful photo
Bynack
Bynack October 18, 2018
Thank you, it's worth a visit but is a bit of a walk. I used a Canon 70D
Matthew_Grey
 
Matthew_Grey April 25, 2019
Love this. Seen so many of this waterfall, this has to be best I've seen so far!
Bynack
Bynack April 26, 2019
Thank you, I was very lucky with the light and it is a beautiful place

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Behind The Lens

Location
A little known place called St Nectan's Glen, near Tintagel in Cornwall. It's about a mile's walk from the car park and you get to a little cottage and hermitage where they serve delicious cream teas in the woods beside the river. They also offer you wellies as you have to paddle in the river to get a good shot of the actual falls.. I chose to go barefoot, but this did make it a bit tricky keeping a steady balance. The water falls from quite a height and, over time has punched through the stone to create the hole.
Time
Middle afternoon in early May, lovely day but the glen is mostly covered in trees and quite deep down.
Lighting
I was really pleased with the effect created by the light on the waterfall and the rocks but because of the trees up the sides of the river it will often create nice dappled light and I was lucky to get one on the day.
Equipment
Canon 70D, EF16-35mm Wide angle lens (which we'd just bought and was its first outing), tripod and a polarising filter.
Inspiration
My partner and I were on a week's photography holiday in Cornwall. I'm fairly new to photography and my partner is my mentor, tutor and guide. I've been wanting to try photographing waterfalls for a while and we found this place by accident. It is a beautiful place, sort of other worldly and peaceful.
Editing
It was a bracketed shot of 3, 1 stop either side and merged together in Photomatix. There was also some water spots on the lens because of standing under steep walls that were dripping which I've removed.
In my camera bag
We've recently updated our kit and gone down from two cameras to one, upgrading our lens to the Canon L series and we now have a 70D with the EF16-35mm lens, a EF24-105mm, 50mm macro and a EF100-400mm with a 2x EF extender (nicknamed big bertie which actually doesn't live in the bag but always comes with us). In the bag we also carry a set of 3 Lee ND grad filters and a Lee Big Stopper, polariser, plus a Hahnal Captur kit, spare battery and spare SD card.
Feedback
I'm still in the learning stage so don't feel I've got anything to offer advice wise. Maybe to have patience and persevere even if the day doesn't look too hopeful. I've learnt that even the dullest days and the wildest weather can actually make the best photos. Oh, and be prepared to get up very early to catch the best light or stay out late into the evening.

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