Nanjizal is a hidden natural beauty spot that only locals tend to know about, heading in the direction of Land’s End. During the winter months, the sun sets in such a way that a magnificent glow of light shines through the hole in the rocks.
I captured this shot on a day when the skies were clear, allowing a really strong beam of light to pass through the famous crack in the cliffs. I waded out into the water to be able to secure a front-facing angle directly into the rocky cavern.
Using a neutral density filter to reduce the exposure time, I was able to smooth the frothing tidal waters into a magical mist that reflected the piercing golden column of light passing into the cave. The powerful glow of light illuminates the rocks which have a wonderful stark texture against the ethereal sunlight.
Nanjizal Glow is a stunning image of one of Cornwall’s best kept secrets.
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