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 spent a couple of hours at Southwold in Suffolk. It was a bit blustery and rather hazy, but I was pleased to capture the pier, have some fish and chips, listen to the waves and walk on the beach for a little while.
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.
Having not been at the coast for some weeks, we took a day trip to Felixstowe to see the sea, eat fish and chips and hear the waves crashing on the beach. I have done a very pastel treatment on this beach huts image as the huts were largely painted in pastel colours so the treatment seemed appropriate.
I am down in St Ives for the weekend. For the first time with a Big Stopper. A two minute exposure.
We had a few days staying by the beach in Duquesa, Spain. Unfortunately the weather was not very camera friendly (long hours of downpours), but, when the rain stopped, we did have some good clouds.
I have not been out shooting for a few weeks due to some work and family matters so I am continuing to go through images I shot on Boxing Day. Normal service will hopefully resumed shortly.
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.