Paul Hoffman  

The Ship Inn at Porthleven by Paul Hoffman

May 2021 - The Ship Inn at Porthleven

About the Image(s)

Minolta 7D “ Minolta 17-35mm 2.8 @ 26mm ISO100 1/25 F18 UV & POL

Processed colour version through Lightroom then through PS with luminosity mask. Turned completed colour image monochrome in Lightroom and did a couple of level and contrast adjustment for the tones. Removed an annoying seagull and a buoy.

There is an argument of the exact date, but it is agreed that since 1750 there has been an Inn called the Ship standing in this position, most of this one you see here was completed between 1810 and 1830. The Inn is disputed to be the centre of the smuggling that was rife around Cornwall and some still say it continues till this day. I can tell you it does a great pink and a good meal. Porthleven is a great base for the lower middle and west Cornwall but I would not recommend it when there are storms from the west. The waves have been known to clear the Ship in. If you watch the video link I took the picture where the cannon is.

3 comments posted

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
This has some great impact and interest. The lighting is wonderful and lights up the elements in a way the viewer can wonder over the image and see more items of interest like the boat, the stairs and the far right, the clouds and the reflections. This really works well.

I am wondering if cropping a little off the bottom would work better. pretty dark at to bottom.   Posted: 05/04/2021 14:54:17

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Paul, I love this image. Wonder light and resulting tonality. A very strong B/W image of this veery unique Sea Side area. The stairs at the far right and stone structure near where the boat is tied up gives a feeling of strength and support of the village near by and what could be raging waves in a big storm.   Posted: 05/05/2021 11:22:49

Steve Knight   Steve Knight
I like the way the stairs to the right disappear into the darkness-do they end there, do they go to the water? I have no idea how to use luminosity masks but this image makes me want to learn.   Posted: 05/06/2021 22:25:23


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