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…

Big and Beautiful

Last night we saw another of the fabulous autumn sunsets that light the sky for half an hour or more at this time of year. Starting with pretty yellow hues at just after 6 pm and then deepening into orange and scarlet by 6:36 pm. Lens-Artists Photo Challenge | Big can be Beautiful

Up!

Whilst strolling along the cliffs at Godrevy I looked up towards the Point and noticed this person standing right on the edge of the area overlooking Mutton Cove (where the seals bask). After taking the shot I thought it was rather odd. The woman appears to have three legs. On zooming in I realise that…

Changing Seasons – September

Month nine of my photographer’s nature journal. Time to go back to the lanes and see what, if anything, is around. It is a sublime day. Cloudless blue sky, temperature around 17°C and barely the whisper of a breeze. Robins serenade me on my circuit of the lanes and the hill. Yes, a walk around…

Horse and Carriage

Most of the Cornish ‘hedges’ are made out of stone with all manner of native plants finding homes in the nooks and crannies, but occasionally you come across rustic fences comprising of chunky posts and strings of barbed wire – usually around arable land. It is, however, unusual to see a horse and carriage heading…

Splash!

Come on in, the water is beautiful… Lens-Artists Photo Challenge | Action

Changing Seasons – August

Month eight of my photographer’s nature journal. The year is flying by, the dry weather broken by one or two showers at the beginning of the month, but nothing much. Still with the assistance of the sea fret / coastal fog  the fields are once again looking green. As is my lawn. This month we…

Cornish beaches: Polly Joke

Otherwise known as Porth Joke. (Remember Porth in Cornwall means a bay, port or harbour). The name Polly Joke is thought to be derived from the Cornish ‘Pol-Lejouack’ meaning Jackdaw cove. It is a V-shaped strip of beach tucked in between Kelsey Head and West Pentire Point on the north Cornish coast close to Newquay. …