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.
So if you followed my last blog, you will know I’ve been playing around a new “darkroom” system and using USA pics to try it out. Here is a shot I took on Shenandoah’s Skyline Drive at sunrise earlier this year. It was a truly remarkable drive and I hope I get back again sometime. I hope everyone has a happy weekend.
Here’s a bonus shot taken the same morning.
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.
It is hard to describe how large this vista is. To give a sense of scale, look at the people on the right foreground.
What an incredible place, the Grand Canyon is. I spent a lovely couple of hours watching the sunset over the canyon in the company of around 50 photographers, each hoping to get an original take on this view. I just managed to get a standard postcard image. But I’m happy that I had the opportunity to visit this site place which just fills you with awe.
An awesome sunrise in Monument Valley where the light hits the escarpments and paints everything in the most amazing colour.
Apparently I didn’t get around to posting a picture of the Grand Canyon. What a place!! Awesome doesn’t begin to cover it. It is also about impossible to photograph in any way that conveys the scale of the thing. Here’s one of the million of pictures I took. All of them rather diminishes the canyon by being reduced to 3,000 x 2,000 pixels
One of the most special days on our trip through the US last Sept was a pre-dawn guided tour of Monument Valley. We were staying in a tent in the sand dunes that look out on the Mittens, and stumbled out of the tent and to the hotel to meet our guide for the morning. The first stop we made was on the dirt road dropping into park. There had been some rain which served as nice foreground interest for this shot.
I went back to Porthmeor hoping for a better sunset last night, and I was rewarded. What a great place.