Botallack – one of my favourite places

This has just got to be one of my most favourite places, not just in Cornwall, but anywhere! I used to cycle out here from Penzance as a boy and just marvel at the scale of human endeavour and hardship that led to the construction of the The Crown Engine Houses at Botallack. The rugged beauty of the coastline, the pounding of the seas – even on a relatively calm day – and the sighting of a chough, all add to a memorable experience that draws me back every time I visit West Penwith.

The Crown Engine Houses at Botallack

I know that silky seas aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I think they work well. [EXIF: Sony A7r III, FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS @ 200mm, 10sec @ f/22; ISO 100; 8-stop ND filter]

Here are some other shots …

The Crown Engine Houses at Botallack

[EXIF: Sony A7r III, FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS @ 105mm, 1/125sec @ f/10; ISO 100]

Botallack cliffs

[EXIF: Sony A7r III, FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS @ 70mm, 8sec @ f/22; ISO 100; 8-stop ND filter]

The Crown Engine Houses at Botallack

[EXIF: Sony A7r III, FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS @70mm, 1/320sec @ f/4; ISO 100]

… and a panorama of the mining complex, stitched in Lightroom, to finish …

Botallack panorama

[EXIF: Sony A7r III, FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS @ 70mm, 1/125sec @ f/8; ISO 100]

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