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Cornwall in Miniature - Portreath

Cornwall in Miniature - Portreath
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Portreath is a small resort located about 5 miles north of Redruth. It was once a busy port, importing coal and exporting copper but today only the occasional fishing boat shelters in its very narrow harbour. Copper ore was at one time transported from mines in the Chacewater area. Horse-drawn wagons were originally used for this task and the ore was then shipped by the ton to Swansea for smelting. On the return journey the ships would be laden with Welsh coal. The narrow harbour entrance was difficult and tremendous skill must have been needed to navigate sailing ships into and out of the port. Some of the ships would be carrying well over a hundred tons of ore.
At Portreath there is a lovely sandy beach with a stream running down to the sea on the left hand side. The beach is very popular with families and like many beaches on the north Cornish coast Portreath is also very popular with surfers. Bodyboarders arrive at high tide on big swells to surf the harbour wall, or Vortex, as it is known. At low tide there are rock pools to explore and a fairly large natural swimming pool in the rocks. Gull Rock sits majestically in the sea and has been the subject of many photographs over the years and a variety of sea birds have made the rock their home
Portreath has a small assortment of shops and cafés but it is the holiday trade which is now the bread and butter of the village
Date: 2012-02-07 14:06:13



miniature cornwall portreath tilt shift

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Comments

what a super shot of the village..the tilt shift works a treat here
Lucy Davey75 2012-02-07 14:28:51
Agree with Lucy - first class tilt shift.
Brigitte Springfeld-Mitchell 2012-02-07 15:40:25
Great job, nice effect Andrew!
Harlan Hatfield 2012-02-07 15:57:46
this is great Andrew how do you achieve this!
jennyflower2910 2012-02-07 16:31:00
I think the tilt shift really suits this image Andrew and makes Portreath look very inviting. I do not think I have ever been there but it looks interesting
Rusé 2012-02-07 16:32:38
fantastic tilt shift. was this with a tilt-shift lens or did you add the effect in post?
bengtec 2012-02-07 16:42:52
A wonderful shot,and delightful description,Andrew !
myheartandsoul...ON and OFF 2012-02-07 16:46:42
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/49773083@N07]
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/28224306@N08]
The tilt-shift effect is achieved by photo editing in my picture. The key to success is having the right kind of picture to start with; Portreath is ideal because you get that bird's eye view from the hill on your way into the village. If you are interested in finding out more and maybe having a go yourself type 'tilt shift' into the search box on Flickr's home page.
My 'Cornwall in Miniature' set has a selection of other models I have made.
Andrew Buck 2012-02-07 17:38:04
Great addition to the set Andrew.
Talgit 2012-02-07 17:44:26
nice work!
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Pampara  back!! 2012-02-07 18:31:17
This is so clever! It really does trick the brain into thinking its a scaled down model...awesome"!
JoGo... 2012-02-07 18:44:28
Love this tilt-shift effect, makes a great scene there Andrew!
Simon Bone Photography 2012-02-07 20:50:00
HOWDY ANDREW
I am runnin' behind AGAIN!
story of my Life ( Just in hours though)......... blame you live, across the Pond!
And i do Agree with JOAN!
love the Pic and the info is great too

NOW Have a Fabulous day my dear!! and keep on Clicking too!
~ Cindy~ 2012-02-07 21:03:57
Lovely work Andrew and as always excellent info
to go with it!!
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Muriel's Pics. 2012-02-07 22:12:41
Love the tilt and shift effect with this shot Andrew - it looks like a minature railway set without the railway if you know what I mean! I was trying to remember if i had been to Portreath.
reflectingonlife 2012-02-08 00:21:07
Cool shot andrew! I don't know what tilt and shift means, but it must be good if I read everyone's responses ;) I just love the feeling this has!
daisy kroon 2012-02-08 01:17:16
Changed a bit since we first came in 1975 Andrew! Often make nostalgic visits & great to see this shot. An effective post production work, Alan:-)
AJFpicturestore 2012-02-08 02:23:36
Wonderful shot Andrew!
Maria Rosaria Sannino/images and words 2012-02-08 02:37:03
It has probably changed since I visited it in the 80's . Lovely shot....
raym5 2012-02-08 02:38:01
love this creative tilt view..
you are a master of it!
wonderful image and appreciated info too...
thank you!
{{Kim}} 2012-02-08 05:36:29
Full marks for the title.. Its a wonderful shot. Great DOF.
Lenny.... Many thanks for all your visits, 2012-02-08 05:49:29
wow, this is such a great example of tilt-shift! Truly a model town! Great work!
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ajbrusteinthreesixfive 2012-02-08 07:59:42
COOL! This is a great picture to adjust in tilt-shift! I love the way it turned out.
blindbeth67 2012-02-08 08:20:05
This is marvellous Andrew! The best tilt-shift so far :)))))
PATARIKA 2012-02-09 13:35:52
I love the blur part of the image, it makes the focus point so standout.
Toan N. 2012-02-10 20:45:50
Fantastic effect , Andrew..Fascinating to look at..
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Kat~Morgan 2012-02-11 02:48:44
This is super brilliant, Andrew.
Even with my 'tilt-shift' ignorance, I can truly appreciate the genius behind this capture.
And what a lovely town.
Thank you for sharing this and the info [ which you're so neat at recounting ]

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twinklingmoments 2012-02-11 12:59:57
fun shot! looks very cute miniature !!
gwnam.2008 2012-02-19 13:02:21
clever!
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