My Cornwall

With the clocks going forward and Easter around the corner attention naturally turns to holidays.
A lot of my childhood holidays were spent in Cornwall and St Ives even became home for a short period in my mid twenties.
My first ever self assigned photography project was capturing the fishermen of the county.
So Cornwall holds a special place for me like it does for many people who head down the A30 to enjoy their holidays in the county.

Huers Hut Cadgwith


Path To The Cove

One of the first times I visited Kynance cove was is the early 90’s while shooting a lifestyle campaign for Clarks Shoes active sandals.
This shot was captured a decade later but not from the popular viewpoint that is most often used for postcard and book sales.
It’s sometimes hard to find a good vantage to call your own at well known locations but I see little point in replicating what’s been done countless times before.
I loved this vantage point I think it was the winding path and the stream leading down to the cove and beach cafe that made me stop and shoot from this spot.

Path and Stream Kynance Cove Cornwall


A Seat On The Todden

I’ve joked before that if I never picked up a camera again I’d still have enough images in my archives to keep me busy producing new work for the next 5 years.
Fair to say some many never see the light of day but it’s strange how things happen in life and you find yourself remembering certain places,moments & images and being inspired to dig them out.
This week a comment on a previous blog post prompted me to go back into some images I shot last summer in Cadgwith Cornwall.
The reasons behind the comments are actually incredibly sad but this inspired me to spend a few hours processing and retouching this image “A Seat On The Todden”


Setting The Netting.

I was digging through my archives today to find an image to compliment a photography training video I was producing and I came across the image below.
Captured back in 2007 while on location in Cornwall it shows two gents I stumbled upon at dawn at Kennack Sands launching a small rowing boat and net. They where setting the net to catch Sand Eels to use as bait for their fishing trips and gave me some great images set against the slightly cloudy dawn light.

Setting The Netting

The image I initially picked was the panoramic  shown below composited from several frames shot at the same location. Six years on and I have to say I think I know prefer the image above out of the two..just shows how our tastes change over time.

 


A Paddle With Grandad

Im currently away on an annual family holiday in St Ives Cornwall.
St Ives is very familiar to me as I have been coming here since a child and also lived here for a short period.
This means photographing something fresh can be quite a challenge to do but an enjoyable challenge none the less.
Also a challenge is shooting on the iPhone but again it can be an enjoyable task as i find myself devoid of camera functions and allowing myself to rely only on my eye to create something interesting.
Below is an image shot yesterday and may well be part of one of my iPhone projects once I return.

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