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Hartland sea

June 24, 2012

in Devon coast

The coast around Hartland Point in north Devon has some of the most dramatic and wild scenery in the south west. The cliffs at Hartland Quay are famous for their spectacular rock formation, as the layers have been folded and stood on end into chevrons up and down the cliff. These contortions continue below the cliff, with fingers of rock stood on end pushing far out to sea. The area has a terrifying history of shipwrecks that continues into modern times, and even the original quay itself was swept out to sea in a storm.

To anyone who has been there this image is instantly recognisable; sheets of hard rock standing on edge with the waves slicing through the gaps. This lends itself to printing on a metallic paper, as the harsh scene and detail is enhanced by the paper’s sheen.

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