About keithjohnmason

Air transport academic, photographer, guitarist, world traveller - My spare time is spent on a beach in Cornwall. www.KeithMasonPhotographer.com

Jessica headshots

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I had lots of fun doing some headshots with Jessica in a studio I set up at home.

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Gigs boats at Looe

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Last week I took (what I thought was) a well deserved week off, and spent three days walking along the South West Coast Path from Plymouth along to Looe.  The first day was lovely weather, the second rained constantly, and I was glad as I got to Looe to see the sun come out and offer some lovely warm light on these gig boats stored on the harbour wall.

From Wikipedia “The Cornish pilot gig is a six-oared rowing boatclinker-built of Cornish narrow-leaf elm,[1] 32 feet (9.8 m) long with a beam of 4 feet 10 inches (1.47 m). It is recognised as one of the first shore-based lifeboats that went to vessels in distress, with recorded rescues going back as far as the late 17th century. The original purpose of the Cornish pilot gig was as a general work boat, and the craft is used as a pilot boat, taking pilots out to incoming vessels off the Atlantic Coast. At the time pilots would compete between each other for work; the fastest gig crew who got their pilot on board a vessel first would get the job, and hence the payment.” –

These boats, I have since discovered are fibreglass, whereas the original ones were all wood – I believe these ones would not meet the standard requirement for competitive racing, but are much cheaper than a traditionally-built wooden gig and allows a club to form and begin training and fundraising for a competitive boat.

Anywhichway, it was lovely to see these lined up in Looe Harbour.

Kipps – the Half a Sixpence musical

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Stageworks just put on a fantastic show, and once again I was lucky enough to shoot stills of the show, and also some of the rehearsals.  You can buy a USB memory stick with all the images (over 400) for £20.00 payments in Cash / Card / PayPal. The images are all full size and high resolution.

A link to the full show and rehearsal images can be viewed at:

Flickr

If you would like to buy one, send me an email to

Keith@keithmasonphotography.com

NB: These USB memory sticks hold all the images but are not designed to play as a slideshow

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Stream in flow

DSCF8444As I get used to my new light-weight Fuji camera, I took it out to a small wooded area of a local park near my in-laws to try and use it in a landscape environment.  I had only brought a mini-tripod (about a 30cm tall).  The shot uses a 1 second exposure to get the milky effect on the water running over the rapid.

Fujifilm X-T3, 10-24mm at 16mm, f8, 1 second

Porthleven

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One of the great places along the south west tip of the Cornish penninsular is Porthleven.  It gets brutally pummelled by high seas in wintertime as it faces straight at the Atlantic and there is nothing to stop the full forces of the winter storms hitting the village and storm watchers have recorded pictures of waves dwarfing and engulfing the church at the foot of the pier seen here in right of the image.  I was here in early Nov last year and spent a day walking along the coast to Mullion before taking a couple of busses back to Porthleven where my car was parked.  I arrived in the golden hour and had a chance to shoot some lovely warm images of the harbour, the coast and surfers just beyond the harbour wall.  I hope you like them.

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Nutcracker and the Magic Kingdom – Show Photos

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I will be preparing a USB Memory Stick with ALL THE PICTURES FROM THE SHOW (about 300 photos).  All the photos are high resolution jpeg photo files that you can use to print in any size.

You can order an DVD by sending me an email to

Keith@KeithMasonPhotography.com

Alternatively you can order individual pictures from keithmasonphotography.smugmug.com

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Stageworks Grad Show, 2019

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Stageworks Grad Show is always fantastic and this year was no different.  I was pleased to be able to shoot stills of this great show (and also the rehearsals in the studio) for Stageworks.  Full show images can be perused at the link below.

https://keithmasonphotography.smugmug.com

If you want to buy full sized, high resolution, watermark free copies of these pictures for £20 I can arrange to burn you a USB memory stick with ALL THE IMAGES FROM THE SHOW and the rehearsals – this is nearly 500 pictures!!!   You can then pick and choose which images you want to use to print them on mugs, mouse mats, on collages or in books.  Send me an email that you want a copy and I will create one for you and post it to you.   I accept BACS payments of PayPal.  Drop me an email at Keith@keithmasonphotography.com and we can organise payment and delivery.

As a sweetener, I have also released 60+ additional pictures which didn’t make it on the memory stick which are free to download from here:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmFr3rDF

Best, Keith