Last week I had a holiday in South Wales and Cornwall with my lovely wife, and new puppy. Most of the time was spent chasing the puppy around, visiting friends and relations, and strolling on the beach and there was not much time for photography. However, on the advice of a taxi driver that the evening was going to be exceptionally clear, that there would be no moonlight (which stymies astrophotography), I went out for a sunset shoot at Cape Cornwall (I’ll post separately), and then moved onto the Crown Mines at Botallack. Now, given that I went out on this shoot on a whim, I didn’t have a torch and my phone was nearly dead, so when I got to the base of the cliffs to set up a shot of the mines on the cliff face, I realised that the 300 ft drop I had struggled to make my way down would be in total darkness on the way back up. I was not confident that I could make the climb in the dark and felt I might fall, so I packed up and climbed back up the cliff in last light. Walking back towards the car, fairly disgruntled, I saw the pump house and mine chimney silhouetted against the darkening night sky filled with stars. Confident that I could now get back to the car safely, I set up and took this shot. I hope you think it was worth it. Best, Keith
I got up ridiculously early to head down to Porthcurno to capture sunrise. I got there early enough that I caught some stars before the sun rose. Below is some of the images I captured on a beautiful morning of photography, peace and tranquility.
What are your travel photography goals when you visit a new place? A new video is up on YouTube with my shots taken recently in Venice. There is a discussion about my camera choices for the trip along with what photographs I chose to take and why.
I shot this image in 2007 one during an extended work break in Vancouver. We had a good meal in some bar & grill place. I dusted it off for a Getty stock call but the image. I found out that I used to shoot in JPEG (not RAW) and it’s a little soft and therefore not up to get over the Getty quality bar, but I quite like it nevertheless.
I had a mooch round Camden the other night. It continues to be gentrified with a Cath Kidson right by the old Camden Market. I did, however, see this great old car.
I am currently in Muscat and this is the view from the hotel
Just fifteen minutes long with music from The Magnificent Seven to Beauty and the Beast via Hogwarts, this show was a nice end to the visit. It’s free, and people sit on the floor or flower risers to watch. There is no one perfect vantage point so everyone is relaxed.
As the winter drags on and I continually fail to get out and shoot anything new, I am left drawling my archives. This is one of my very old shots of the Millennium Bridge and the Sage in Gateshead.
I took this at the bus station with the best view in the world, about an hour after sunset.
I had fun shooting on the harbour in St Ives last night.