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Boscastle, Cornwall in the United Kingdom is village and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall. A flash flood on 16 August 2004 caused extensive damage to the village. Residents were trapped in houses as the roads turned into rivers. People were trapped on roofs, in cars, in buildings and on the river’s banks.

A combined effort from the Royal Airforce, Royal Navy and the Coastguard searched for and assisted casualties in and around the village.

I was planning to shoot the coast line. But after an early morning walk to the hill that overlooks the village, I was joined by these ponies. They were happily wandering around my camera and tripod. I shot several frames but it scene really come together when the ponies began interacting with each other affectionately. The final result was an even better photo than the original coastal photos I had planned.

boscastle cornwall

Camera settings; ISO 100, f/8.0 @ 1/125 sec

Equipment; Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens supported on Manfrotto ball head and tripod and edited with Adobe Lightroom. Camera equipment stored in Lowpro Protactic BP 450 AW II backpack.


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Article and images are subject to copyright. Photo by Kav Dadfar. Copying or reposting of photos or article elsewhere is strictly forbidden.

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