My Launderette

This stunning mural is on the wall of the launderette that is next door to my GP’s surgery in Stennack, St Ives. It is a huge mural that takes up the whole side of the St Ives launderette. It depicts a man, a woman and a little dog in fishing boat SS226. There is the…

Harmony

“Blue and Green should never be seen” (because the colours clash), is a saying about colours (not) to wear together, but as Nature proves there is nothing wrong with these two colours side by side – in fact they create harmony and tranquillity and can even help to reduce high blood pressure. So if you…

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…

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…

big can be 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 #16 | 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…

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 #9 | Action