First time back on the beach--post initial too-late lockdown, after too early lockdown lift and into lockdown again and before the seemingly incomprehensible tiers apply--yesterday afternoon. Covid and holiday-maker free. It was March 2020 the last time we set foot on here. Seems an age ago now but the pleasure of being soothed clean by… Continue reading Back on the Beach
Out for a walk, under the big Cornish sky. Click on the image for a full screen version.
It appears, from comments received yesterday, that the black and white pictures I post are popular, even if they are not a favourite of Mrs H of Cornwall. So here's a black and white treatment of the one I posted yesterday.
Today, I am answering a letter from a reader.It is from a Mrs H, in Cornwall. "Dear Bear,I wondered if I might make a request? Don't forget it's bin night on Friday.Also, have you got a 'normal' photograph to show us by any chance?Not one like the whooshy abstract things you do--and I do find… Continue reading Nice Picture
There is a woods behind the beach of Crackington Haven, East Woods in the Ludon Valley--the Ludon being the stream that cuts down through it.It's a good and proper native woodland that is managed with only a light touch, letting nature mostly just get on with things itself. So fallen trees stay where they are,… Continue reading East Woods Light Show
Yesterday was glorious weather, so I took Gwynnik up on our favourite clifftops for a nice walk in the warmth. We've been up there hundreds of times already, so none of us need yet another picture of it do we? Oh alright, one of the impressionistic ones. Today, by contrast, has so far been a… Continue reading Contrasts
Walking on the clifftops with, at most on the stretch of coast I am on most often, two to four people passing per hour, there is that safe feeling of having some relatively wide open space to yourself, which is of course a very valuable and reassuring sense of security currently. But looking out to… Continue reading A Bit of Space
Yes, I know, my last post was about Warbstow Bury but this one is deliberately made to draw your attention to a post by another blogger rather than me.Elizabeth Dale writes on Cornish Bird Blog about the historical sites of Cornwall, and researches and entertainingly recounts the many folk stories and histories attached to them.… Continue reading Warbstow Bury: Revisited, but by Someone Else This Time
I tried to figure out which of the Dartmoor Tors is visible from the elevated and expansive view west from Warbstow Bury. It's a favourite dog walking spot, concentric but irregularly shaped rings of banks and ditches, from somewhere around a 500BC history. Aerial pic from Cornwall.gov.uk, further reading here The views out on good… Continue reading Warbstow Bury
Like a lot of you during the Covid pandemic I expect, I've limited myself to extremely local environs (my garden, about mile or so of lanes either way from my house) for just under a quarter of a year now. Sounds a long time put like that doesn't it? So far, Cornwall has actually been… Continue reading Some Confidence
As someone who has had a stroke and also has Multiple Sclerosis, I'm well used to having to use any energy I have been allowed wisely. When I've been exceptionally busy with work then the priority is to use it for that, because it pays! Unfortunately afterwards, or if I've had a period of unrelated… Continue reading Ticking Over
https://35hunter.blog/2019/11/10/how-we-photograph-is-how-we-live-2/ The above link is for an article posted by Dan James on his excellent, and often thought provoking blog, 35Hunter. In brief, he muses on the possibility that the way people generally approach their everyday life life echoes in the way that they practise their photography. He ends, as he does on every post,… Continue reading Winging It