Changing Seasons – March 2019

March came in like the proverbial lion along with two storms which brought gale force winds to this area for over a week. Not only was it windy, but also cold – the wind cut right through you making going outdoors for even a few minutes, unpleasant. Thankfully towards the end of the month things…

Changing Seasons – February 2019

The latter part of February has been astonishingly different to this time last year. In 2018 we were shivering from the ‘beast from the east’,  plants were killed by unexpected snow and the country was in turmoil. This year we have had record-breaking temperatures of 20°C in Wales and even here in Cornwall the day…

Nature

Although winter is not my favourite season by any stretch of the imagination, I still like to get out for a walk if it is not actually raining. Fortunately I can walk into the countryside from my front door and only five minutes along the lane there are views over St Ives Bay to the…

In Ancient Times

West Penwith. It has a very different character to the rest of Cornwall: it feels almost like an island. Remote villages and hamlets are strung along one of the most beautiful roads in the land  between St Just and St Ives. Travelling by road is slow, tractors, trucks, German campervans, French motorhomes, sharp bends, drystone granite walls, abandoned tin…

Changing Seasons – January 2019

I have been taking part in the Changing Seasons Monthly Photography Challenge since 2015 when it was hosted by Cardinal Guzman /Max who lives in Oslo, Norway. 2015: I recorded the changes along a specific route around Ludlow, Shropshire, which highlighted the lovely River Teme, Ludlow Castle and the delightful Whitcliffe common. 2016: We moved…

Changing Seasons – December

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” John Boswell December has not been a good month for us this year. On 23rd November my 94-year-old mother-in-law passed away shortly before her 95th birthday. We were hoping to move her into a…

Changing Seasons – November

Ah, November. The month I dislike the most. With the changing of the clocks the days become shorter with sun sets around 16:30 by the end of the month. I keep on thinking that it won’t be long until the shortest day and then the light will last just that bit longer each day. Bird…

Magical Light

Light is the most important element in photography. You are capturing the light and the type of light affects the image you will create. The magic times are sunset and sunrise, the ‘golden hour‘ and the ‘blue hour‘.  This is when you get the lovely soft light.  Above was taken by shooting towards the sky…

Changing Seasons – October

Month ten of my photographer’s nature journal. “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” Nathaniel Hawthorne October has been a mixed month. We didn’t go very far as we had the builders in…