After the bustling streets of St Ives, a sunset trip to Cape Cornwall is a beautifully peaceful fillip. One of my favourite places in Cornwall it is wonderful place to watch the sun go down sitting on the rocks and thinking about the past and the future.
I have been walking the South West Coast Path over recent years, knocking off one section at a time when I have time. So far I have walked from Polzeath to Land’s End (although there are a couple of short sections that I need to fill in on that stretch). Last week I started the walk from Land’s End along the South Coast with the first section to Porthcurno. I was hoping to catch some great light at Nanjizal (I didn’t – I’ll have to go back another time), but I did see a seal pup high up on that beach, and spend a lovely hour on the beach at Porthcurno.
Something different from me. I took this a couple of months back on a late autumn day. Even though a weak sun was out, the cold water spray from the fisherman’s hose would have made cleaning the nets a cold and unpleasant task. I hope this image goes some way to capture the hard life that fishermen must face.
As 2017 comes to a close, I am pleased to share this picture with you of a wonderful sunrise I spent in the harbour in St Ives a month ago. This year has been a challenging one on the family side as we said goodbye to my dad. It is the first serious loss I have experienced and it hit me hard. I have had a tough run at my day job which has also knocked me for six. On the positives I have achieved some of my 2017 resolutions, but I hope to develop my photography 2018 and dedicate the time I need to make that happen.
For all those who take time out to have a look at my page, I wish you all a very happy holiday and say a big thank you – your visits mean a lot to me.
I took this at lunchtime a couple of weeks ago. I had this famous vista to myself on a cold and windy day. The flat light gave a somewhat magical feel to the shot.
Along the coast a little from Cape Cornwall, heading south, is Porth Nanven. You can actually drive to it, but walking in is far more satisfying. The beach seems to be all large honed stones and rocks. I used a 3-Stop filter to allow a 2,5 sec exposure to slow the water’s movement.
I spent a day walking the South West Coast Path starting in Cape Cornwall down to Land’s End. Cape Cornwall is all that Land’s End (with its commercialism) is not. A calm and peaceful place.
I am down in St Ives for the weekend. For the first time with a Big Stopper. A two minute exposure.
I shot this in June 2014, as I was walking along the South West Coast Path from Newquay to Perranporth. If you are a fan of Poldark, you might recognise the view as it is used for many of the beach scenes.