A crack­ing sun­set

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I re­cently took a short pho­to­graphic hol­i­day break to Land’s End in Corn­wall. I love the old tin and cop­per min­ing ar­eas and find them very pho­to­genic. Hav­ing spent the day roam­ing around the cliffs near Bo­tal­lack and get­ting some good im­ages, I wanted to get nearer to the ocean edge, so I moved on to Cape Corn­wall where it is pos­si­ble to park near the wa­ter. I wanted to climb across the rocks to reach the wa­ter, but de­cided to walk down the con­crete slip­way.

I soon found out why it is called a slip­way. My legs sud­denly shot out from un­der me and I in­stinc­tively held up my cam­era to pro­tect it as I fell on my side. Un­for­tu­nately, in the choice be­tween my D800 and my ribs, my ribs lost. My cam­era and lens, how­ever, were fine.

I had cracked a cou­ple of ribs, but, as I knew from past ex­pe­ri­ence, there is noth­ing to be done to re­pair them in the short term, so I de­cided to carry on with my hol­i­day any­way. I’ve at­tached a pic­ture of the sun set­ting over the ocean that I took later that day at Land’s End, after my ac­ci­dent. Ste­wartJack­man,vi­ae­mail

Ouch! While we ob­vi­ously love our Nikon kit here, we’re not keen on the choice be­tween bro­ken cam­eras and bro­ken bones! Be care­ful out there folks – no cam­era equip­ment or photo op­por­tu­nity is worth risk­ing your health for. We wish you a speedy re­cov­ery Ste­wart, and for the record, we love the light in your stun­ning sun­set photo!

Ste­wart’s sea­side sun­set pic­ture is stun­ning, but it came at quite a steep price!

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