Coastal Gales, Trevose Head, Cornwall
Coastal Gales, Trevose Head, Cornwall
Midday Reflections
Midday Reflections
Rugged Coastline,Land's End
Rugged Coastline,Land's End
Mystical Seascape, Porthcothan beach, Cornwall
Mystical Seascape, Porthcothan beach, Cornwall
Layers in the Mist
Layers in the Mist
Channel Curves
Channel Curves
Tidal Textures
Tidal Textures
Lone Tree, Rydal Water
Lone Tree, Rydal Water
Headland Layers, Perran Sands
Headland Layers, Perran Sands
Cloud Inversion, Freathy Cliffs
Cloud Inversion, Freathy Cliffs
Horizon Highlights
Horizon Highlights
Tranquil View
Tranquil View
Sunset, Perran Sands
Sunset, Perran Sands
Dead Calm
Dead Calm
Headland Reflection
Headland Reflection
Serenity, Perran Sands, Cornwall
Serenity, Perran Sands, Cornwall
Soft Curve
Soft Curve
Curves in Sand
Curves in Sand
Sunset Curves
Sunset Curves
Rugged Coast Walk
Rugged Coast Walk
Towanroath Engine House, Wheal Coates, Cornwall
Towanroath Engine House, Wheal Coates, Cornwall
Resilience
Resilience
Beach Contours, Holywell Bay, Cornwall
Beach Contours, Holywell Bay, Cornwall
Exposed Engine House, Botallack, Cornwall
Exposed Engine House, Botallack, Cornwall
Tidal Retreat
Tidal Retreat
Tidal Abstacts
Tidal Abstacts
Early Morning Mist
Early Morning Mist
Pebble Mist, Whitsand Bay
Pebble Mist, Whitsand Bay
Beach Infinity
Beach Infinity
Moonlight over Rocks, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
Moonlight over Rocks, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
Moonlight over Rocks
Moonlight over Rocks
Serene Coastline
Serene Coastline
Adrenaline
Adrenaline
Twilight Silhouettes, Holywell Bay, Cornwall
Twilight Silhouettes, Holywell Bay, Cornwall
Seabirds On Rock
Seabirds On Rock
Dramatic Coastline, Land's End
Dramatic Coastline, Land's End
Cliff Steps, Perranporth
Cliff Steps, Perranporth
Sunrays over North Cornwall Coast
Sunrays over North Cornwall Coast
Rock Gully
Rock Gully
Rocks and Boulders
Rocks and Boulders
Tranquil Coast
Tranquil Coast
Silky Water, Porth Nanven
Silky Water, Porth Nanven
Meandering
Meandering
Hidden Waterfall
Hidden Waterfall
Cascading
Cascading
Dramatic Cliffs, Pendeen Point
Dramatic Cliffs, Pendeen Point
Fistral View
Fistral View
Trio
Trio
Sunset, Porth Joke Beach, Cornwall
Sunset, Porth Joke Beach, Cornwall
Misty Horizon
Misty Horizon
Tidal Swirls
Tidal Swirls
Towan View
Towan View
Highlights in Surf, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
Highlights in Surf, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
Immenent
Immenent
Tranquility
Tranquility
Retreatng Tide
Retreatng Tide
River Tiddy Viaduct
River Tiddy Viaduct
Surf &  Rocks
Surf & Rocks
Atmospheric Seas, The Rumps, Cornwall
Atmospheric Seas, The Rumps, Cornwall
Contrasts in Surf
Contrasts in Surf
Mystical Sunrise, ( mono ) Portscatho, Cornwall
Mystical Sunrise, ( mono ) Portscatho, Cornwall
Approaching Sunset
Approaching Sunset
Wave Power
Wave Power
After Midnight
After Midnight
Tidal Approach, Whipsiderry Beach
Tidal Approach, Whipsiderry Beach
Solitude
Solitude
Expanse
Expanse
Horizon Abstract, Watergate Bay
Horizon Abstract, Watergate Bay
View at Low Tide, Godrevy
View at Low Tide, Godrevy
Curves in Surf
Curves in Surf
Sun over Surf
Sun over Surf
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Surreal Seascape
Surreal Seascape
View over Rocks
View over Rocks
Bedruthan Abstract
Bedruthan Abstract
Black Humphrey Rock, Whipsiderry Beach
Black Humphrey Rock, Whipsiderry Beach
Tranquil
Tranquil
Contrasting Reflections, Whipsiderry Beach
Contrasting Reflections, Whipsiderry Beach
Receding Tide
Receding Tide
Drama over Newquay
Drama over Newquay
Exposed Engine Houses, Botallack, Cornwall
Exposed Engine Houses, Botallack, Cornwall
Seascape Silhouettes
Seascape Silhouettes
Swirling Surf
Swirling Surf
Storm Force Waves, Longships Lighthouse
Storm Force Waves, Longships Lighthouse
Storm Desmond, Longships Lighthouse
Storm Desmond, Longships Lighthouse
Silhouettes in Mist
Silhouettes in Mist
Spathiphyllum
Spathiphyllum
Rose Contours
Rose Contours
Arum
Arum
Tamar Bridges in Mist
Tamar Bridges in Mist
Two trees in Mist
Two trees in Mist
Web of Power
Web of Power
Coastal Reflections
Coastal Reflections
Land's End
Land's End
Dreamscape, Porthcothan beach, Cornwall
Dreamscape, Porthcothan beach, Cornwall
Coastal Layers, Pentewan Sands, Cornwall
Coastal Layers, Pentewan Sands, Cornwall
Coastal Gales, Trevose Head, Cornwall
Coastal Gales, Trevose Head, CornwallVery strong winds at Trevose Head in Cornwall.....forget the tripod, it's just a case of finding shelter behind a rock to take images like this, with the camera on burst mode. All that's missing is a crazy fisherman on the rocks !!! f8 at 350 second, 200mm.
Midday Reflections
Midday Reflections
Rugged Coastline,Land's End
Rugged Coastline,Land's EndI was hoping for a spectacular sunset at Land's End on this evening's visit, but guess what ?.....the grey murk arrived on the horizon bang on cue. I should have driven down the night before, when apparently the sky was amazing. Still.... felt I came back with something worthwhile, and certainly visualised this image in mono when I took it.
Mystical Seascape, Porthcothan beach, Cornwall
Mystical Seascape, Porthcothan beach, Cornwall
Layers in the Mist
Layers in the MistThe two trees in the foreground caught my eye for this composition. I always prefer trees as silhouettes with no leaves in the Winter. Used my Canon 100-400 lens to get in close, as going wide just did not work for this misty landscape. Feedback is always appreciated.
Channel Curves
Channel CurvesI decided to process a mono version of my visit to Arnside in Cumbria. Although the colours on this evening were pretty amazing, I felt the contrast and curves made the image a good candidate to process in B&W.....hope you agree !!!
Tidal Textures
Tidal TexturesI had been transported to B&W heaven on this sunset photo shoot at Perran Sands, Cornwall !!! Everything seemed to fall into place. Perfect tide....no people....no footprints in the sand !! Really hope you all like this image, and your feedback will be most welcome. Have a great day.
Lone Tree, Rydal Water
Lone Tree, Rydal WaterBit of a detour while up North to photograph the lone tree on Rydal Water. I spotted it while driving alongside the lake, and it's only a short walk from the car park. It was a very grey day in the lakes, so I decided to go for a mono image. Shame I missed the snow, but at least the long drive back to Cornwall was a safe journey. Have a great Sunday.....
Headland Layers, Perran Sands
Headland Layers, Perran SandsThe sea was very rough on this visit to Perran Sands, with an onshore breeze. This created a lot of fine spray from the surf, which caught the sun around the cliffs, and created these beautiful layers. The two distant sea stacks attracted me to this composition.......comments will be very much appreciated. Have a great weekend.
Cloud Inversion, Freathy Cliffs
Cloud Inversion, Freathy CliffsWell, where do I begin......this had to be seen to be believed !!! The location is Freathy Cliffs, Whitsand Bay, which is on the coast in South East Cornwall. After a disappointing photo shoot the evening before, I decided to drive along the coast road, and stay overnight in my VW. The road and car park are situated under the fog. I set my alarm for 0600, crawled out of the van, and could not see a thing.... at this point I thought the day was going to be a write-off !!! So I was carefully driving along the coast road in zero visability, when the cloud and fog completely cleared. I then decided to drive out to the Rame Peninisula, which gave me this view over Freathy. The cliffs are dotted with holiday chalets, one of which you can see exposed through the mist. Having experimented with different shutter speeds, I settled on 8 seconds using a 6 stop filter,.as I felt this gave a sense of movement as the fog rolled over the cliffs like a wave. Sorry about the long write-up, but I felt this needed some explaining, as it was so special to experience. Would be great to have some feedback on this image........Enjoy your weekend.
Horizon Highlights
Horizon HighlightsBack to one of my local beaches.....Pentewan Sands. Lucky for me this location is only five minutes drive from home. One advantage of all the rain we have had in Cornwall, is the freshwater channel flowing across the beach is more defined this year, and certainly helped me with setting up this composition. Shooting into the sun when there is enough cloud cover, really helps create more contrasty B&W images. Hope you all approve of this seascape, and your feedback will be very much appreciated..... Have a good day.
Tranquil View
Tranquil ViewCould not resist converting another image from my evening at Perran Sands a while back.
Sunset, Perran Sands
Sunset, Perran SandsAnother image from a great evening at Perran Sands. The sun was close to dipping below the horizon, and was nicely defused by some cloud cover. This stlye of photography gives me more pleasure than any other, and I particularly enjoy the post processing in B&W, as I feel it allows you more creative freedom than working in colour. Your feedback will be most appreciated.
Dead Calm
Dead CalmGodrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall
Headland Reflection
Headland ReflectionAnother image from Bedruthan Steps in Cornwall. The cloud cover was great on this day for creating high contrast long exposures.....beautiful deserted beach !!! Hope your day is going well......
Serenity, Perran Sands, Cornwall
Serenity, Perran Sands, CornwallSometimes I have to resist pulling out the 10 stop, in order to capture the true drama in the sky. What caught my eye for this composition was the S curve in the surf, ideal as a leading line. Hope you agree !!!
Soft Curve
Soft CurvePentewan Sands, Cornwall
Curves in Sand
Curves in SandThis image was taken at Perran Sands in Cornwall, a great beach for sand patterns. The key is to check tide times, and start shooting at mid to low tide, after everybody has gone home. Lovely clean sand with no footprints !!!
Sunset Curves
Sunset CurvesLast image from this evening at Perran Sands. The plan next week is sunset beach photography at Bedruthan Steps, tide times are good from Thursday. Another sleepover in the van with my two lurchers !!! Have a great week.
Rugged Coast Walk
Rugged Coast WalkBossiney Bay, Cornwall
Towanroath Engine House, Wheal Coates, Cornwall
Towanroath Engine House, Wheal Coates, CornwallA well known vista in Cornwall. I've photographed this Engine House many times in colour, so thought I would scan through the archives to find a suitable candidate for conversion to B&W. The sky attracted me to this image. Hope you feel I made a suitable choice !!!
Resilience
ResilienceCame across this weather beaten tree while hiking on Bodmin Moor. Used a 10 stop filter to help give a sense of movement.
Beach Contours, Holywell Bay, Cornwall
Beach Contours, Holywell Bay, CornwallThe patterns created from a retreating tide at Holywell Bay are amazing. Well worth a visit if you are in Cornwall.
Exposed Engine House, Botallack, Cornwall
Exposed Engine House, Botallack, CornwallStormy day at the Crown Engine Houses
Tidal Retreat
Tidal RetreatPerran Sands, Cornwall
Tidal Abstacts
Tidal AbstactsAnother image from my Portwrinkle Beach shoot, this photo is looking the opposite way down the beach. I love this style of photography, as it offers so much potential..... just a case of studying the wave patterns, and keep shooting in the hope that you have captured the best wave. I always experiment with shutter speeds, and found that one second gave me the desired effect. Always look forward to your feedback.....have a great day.
Early Morning Mist
Early Morning Mist Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
Pebble Mist, Whitsand Bay
Pebble Mist, Whitsand BayPebble Mist, Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
Beach Infinity
Beach InfinityMisty day at Holywell Bay
Moonlight over Rocks, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
Moonlight over Rocks, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
Moonlight over Rocks
Moonlight over RocksCharlestown, Cornwall
Serene Coastline
Serene CoastlineBossiney Bay, North Cornwall
Adrenaline
AdrenalineSurfing off Fistral Beach, Cornwall
Twilight Silhouettes, Holywell Bay, Cornwall
Twilight Silhouettes, Holywell Bay, Cornwall
Seabirds On Rock
Seabirds On RockNavigatiton mark at entrance to Looe Harbour, Cornwall
Dramatic Coastline, Land's End
Dramatic Coastline, Land's End
Cliff Steps, Perranporth
Cliff Steps, Perranporth
Sunrays over North Cornwall Coast
Sunrays over North Cornwall Coast
Rock Gully
Rock GullyTrebarwith Strand, Cornwall
Rocks and Boulders
Rocks and BouldersPorth Nanven, Cornwall
Tranquil Coast
Tranquil CoastCoastline off Boscastle Harbour, Cornwall
Silky Water, Porth Nanven
Silky Water, Porth NanvenSilky Water, Porth Nanven, Cornwall
Meandering
MeanderingTrebarwith Strand, Cornwall
Hidden Waterfall
Hidden WaterfallNorth Cornwall Coast
Cascading
CascadingSt. Nectan's Glen Waterfall, Cornwall
Dramatic Cliffs, Pendeen Point
Dramatic Cliffs, Pendeen Point
Fistral View
Fistral ViewView towards Fistral Beach from Pentire Point
Trio
TrioPentire Point, Cornwall
Sunset, Porth Joke Beach, Cornwall
Sunset, Porth Joke Beach, CornwallAlways looking over archive images that have potential to convert to B&W. The detail and contrast in the rocks attracted me to this photo.
Misty Horizon
Misty HorizonNorth Cornwall Coast
Tidal Swirls
Tidal SwirlsBedruthan Steps, Cornwall
Towan View
Towan ViewView to Towan Head, Newquay, Cornwall
Highlights in Surf, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
Highlights in Surf, Whitsand Bay, CornwallAnother image from this photo shoot. The patterns over the beach were constantly changing, as the surf washed over it under bright sunlight.
Immenent
ImmenentStorm approaching Portwrinkle Harbour, Cornwall
Tranquility
TranquilityDeserted beach, Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall
Retreatng Tide
Retreatng TideBedruthan Steps, Cornwall
River Tiddy Viaduct
River Tiddy ViaductSt Germans, Cornwall
Surf &  Rocks
Surf & RocksFistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall
Atmospheric Seas, The Rumps, Cornwall
Atmospheric Seas, The Rumps, Cornwall
Contrasts in Surf
Contrasts in SurfThe Rumps, Pentire Head, Cornwall
Mystical Sunrise, ( mono ) Portscatho, Cornwall
Mystical Sunrise, ( mono ) Portscatho, CornwallMystical Sunrise, Portscatho, Cornwall
Approaching Sunset
Approaching SunsetNorth Cornwall Coast
Wave Power
Wave PowerFistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall
After Midnight
After MidnightTamar Bridges, Cornwall - Devon border.
Tidal Approach, Whipsiderry Beach
Tidal Approach, Whipsiderry BeachImage taken at Whipsiderry Beach near Newquay. The rock between the two headlands caught my eye as the waves ebbed and flowed up the beach.....have a great evening all.
Solitude
SolitudePentewan Sands, Cornwall
Expanse
ExpansePerran Sands, Cornwall
Horizon Abstract, Watergate Bay
Horizon Abstract, Watergate BayThe light reflecting over the wet sand, along with the crisp silhouetted headland caught my eye for this shot.....hope you like it, and your feedback will be very much appreciated.
View at Low Tide, Godrevy
View at Low Tide, GodrevyGodrevy, Cornwall
Curves in Surf
Curves in SurfAnother visit to Pentewan Sands in Cornwall. I've found the key to this composition is timing shooting around mid-tide, when curves start to appear in the surf, this creates a nice leading line towards the headland. Your feedback is always appreciated.
Sun over Surf
Sun over SurfSt Ives, Cornwall
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Surreal Seascape
Surreal SeascapePortwrinkle, Cornwall
View over Rocks
View over RocksDistant view of Headland Hotel, Fistral Beach, Cornwall
Bedruthan Abstract
Bedruthan AbstractBack out on the wet sand at low tide, to capture these beautiful reflections.....my favourite type of photography. This image was taken at Bedruthan Steps, another superb sweeping beach on the North Cornwall Coast. I find thinking up titles for these images more difficult than taking and processing the photographs !!! Hope you all have a great Saturday.....
Black Humphrey Rock, Whipsiderry Beach
Black Humphrey Rock, Whipsiderry BeachContrasting Light, Black Humphrey Rock, Whipsiderry Beach, Porth, Cornwall
Tranquil
TranquilBeautiful deserted beach at Watergate Bay......just how I like it !!! Always look forward to your comments.... have a great day.
Contrasting Reflections, Whipsiderry Beach
Contrasting Reflections, Whipsiderry Beach Monochrome reflections, Whipsiderry Beach, Porth, Cornwall
Receding Tide
Receding TideWhipsiderry Beach, Cornwall
Drama over Newquay
Drama over NewquaySunrays bursting through dramatic skies over Newquay, Cornwall. Always worth checking through archive images....hope you agree !!!
Exposed Engine Houses, Botallack, Cornwall
Exposed Engine Houses, Botallack, Cornwall
Seascape Silhouettes
Seascape SilhouettesSecond image from my sunset shoot at Holywell Bay. I love the contrasting light as the water recedes over the sand. This shot was taken just after the sun had dipped behind Gull Rocks, which helped to highlight the lovely crisp silhouettes.
Swirling Surf
Swirling SurfHemmick Beach.......new location for me, not far from Gorran Haven. Pretty remote location, and very quiet. Main problem with this beach is accessing by road.....very narrow, and very few passing places - just pray nothing comes in the opposite direction !!! That said, it's a great location, and yet again I had great fun capturing waves rolling up and down the beach. Difficult choosing which image to process, as I took so many shots.....so be warned there may be more to follow !!! Hpoe your day is going well......
Storm Force Waves, Longships Lighthouse
Storm Force Waves, Longships Lighthouse
Storm Desmond, Longships Lighthouse
Storm Desmond, Longships Lighthouse
Silhouettes in Mist
Silhouettes in MistMist forming as the sun drops on Dartmoor, near Brentor Church.
Spathiphyllum
Spathiphyllum
Rose Contours
Rose Contours
Arum
Arum
Tamar Bridges in Mist
Tamar Bridges in MistSun reflecting onTamar Bridges in Mist, cornwall
Two trees in Mist
Two trees in MistI'd like to thank Alan Hughes for suggesting there may be another image to be had from a previous post 'Layers in the Mist' Having experimented, I decided to focus on these two wonderful tree silhoettes. Hope you agree it was a worthwhile excersise !!! Have a great Sunday.
Web of Power
Web of PowerI've always been fascinated with the shapes when looking up, standing directly under an electricity pylon. I felt this image had to be a slow exposure. Lying on my back under my tripod and soaking wet, passing dog walkers thought I had gone completely crazy !!! I know it's been done before.......but what hasn't ?
Coastal Reflections
Coastal ReflectionsAnother image from my visit to Whipsiderry Beach......I was pleased with the cloud movement in this capture. Do try to visit this beach in Cornwall if you have time, but be prepared for the brutal steps down to the beach....or am I just getting older !!!! Have a lovely Sunday.
Land's End
Land's EndDecided to rework this image of Land's End in mono......hope you like it. Have a great weekend all........25 second exposure at f16, 6 stop ND filter, 2 stop ND soft grad. Focal length 30mm.
Dreamscape, Porthcothan beach, Cornwall
Dreamscape, Porthcothan beach, Cornwall
Coastal Layers, Pentewan Sands, Cornwall
Coastal Layers, Pentewan Sands, CornwallBacklit seaspray has a great effect along the coastline, especially with an onshore breeze blowing the spray over the headlands. This shot was taken at Perran Sands in Cornwall. 60 second exposure at f22. 10 stop ND filter, 2 stop ND soft grad, polariser.
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