Port Isaac by RedHillDigital

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Port Isaac, Cornwall

Number of views as of 28th July 2014 = 3675.

The centuries old village and harbour of Port Isaac is situated on the Atlantic coast, mid-way between Newquay and Bude, Cornwall, UK.

From the Middle Ages until the 1850s, Port Isaac was a busy port, handling stone, coal, timber and pottery. With the advent of the railways, it became principally a fishing port.

UK TV viewers will know it as the location for the classic period drama ‘Poldark’ and more recently as ‘Port Wen’ in the drama/comedy series ‘Doc Martin’, starring Martin Clunes.

Long before the pier was built in the 16th century, the village had a smuggling past and was associated with a gentleman(!) by the name of Cruel Copinger!

This shot was taken 20+ years ago on Fujichrome slide film, and recently scanned using a Plustek OpticFilm 7200.

Currently my 3rd most viewed shot on this site.

and it looks great as a laminated print …

or even framed …

Date: 13th July 1987.

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Hello and thankyou for visiting my portfolio.

The name RedHillDigital comes from the area where I live (Redhill, in the town of Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England), plus my interest in Digital photography.

My real name is Howard and I’m always pleased to receive feedback on my work.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely small harbour scene Howard, good colours and composition …

  • Thanks Tom.

    – RedHillDigital

  • David Smith
    David Smithalmost 6 years ago

    A good shot Howard, if you get in to that area again it would be interesting to see a photo taken in the same spot

  • It would be Dave, not sure when I’ll be in Cornwall next. Unlikely to be this year anyway!

    – RedHillDigital

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...almost 6 years ago

    Excellent work Howard.

    I have still to visit there.

  • Thanks Richard, you should go there dreckly!

    – RedHillDigital

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentalmost 6 years ago

    Wow, I have visions of visiting there.Great shot!

  • Hello Adrian, many thanks for the favourite!

    – RedHillDigital

  • frogster
    frogsteralmost 6 years ago

    Great shot

  • Many thanks Larry.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 5 years ago

    Yer uz be ma luver !!! :-))

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 5 years ago

    One of my very favourite shows Doc Martin ! and a very pretty capture of this place too!

  • Glad you like it Trudi, many thanks for your comments.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Rob Parsons
    Rob Parsonsover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot of one of my ‘after work’ escapes.

  • Cheers Rob, thanks for looking!

    – RedHillDigital

  • ChelseaBlue
    ChelseaBlueover 5 years ago

    Fantastic view, well worthy of group avatar, congrats !

  • Thankyou Gordon.

    – RedHillDigital

  • mariarty
    mariartyover 5 years ago

    Fantastic scene. Cograts on being picked for group avatar.

  • Thanks Marie, must dig out some more shots of Devon & Cornwall sometime, or even a few of my native Lancashire!

    – RedHillDigital

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