Ladder on the harbour wall at St Ives, Cornwall; 27 Sept 2012.

This ladder descends the towering harbour wall, so that people can reach their boats even when the tide is out and they are far below, resting on the harbour’s sandy floor.

The rungs of the ladder are not visible, these are the handrails: you descend to the beach between them – and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be hanging on to them for dear life!

The bluish tinge to the metal results from the use of CEP4’s Crossbalance filter, which mimics the effect of exposing tungsten artificial light film to daylight.  I’ve used it to better show up the metal’s corrosion.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 400 ISO; Color Efex Pro 4, including the Crossbalance filter.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

14 Responses to CORNWALL 83 – LADDER, ST IVES

  1. Malin Ellisdotter H says:

    I associate this image with the brand Helly Hansen (their logo). 🙂


  2. Sallyann says:

    I’d be hanging on too. But wouldn’t it be great…. Just once… To hold on with your gloved hands, Put your boots on the handrail and just let gravity take you for a ride? 🙂


  3. Meanderer says:

    Very striking image, Adrian. Love the processing and that beautiful blue colour!


  4. bluebrightly says:

    Fantastic composition, Adrian! Everything’s just right – the color, the contrast, the flatness, and most of all what you chose to show – that little bit is enough.


  5. paula graham says:

    Love your photo of something so simple..but looks so modern. Well framed indeed.


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