Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Church on Sunday

The title only refers to the fact that it is Sunday when I'm posting this picture of a church; in fact I'll be down at the beach scouring it for plastic and fishing industry waste and cleaning it up rather than sitting in church singing and asking for any supernatural help with the problems we… Continue reading Church on Sunday

Abstract, Landscape, Photography

Getting it all wrong accidentally

My last post detailed what I am doing with my camera in order to achieve some photographic abstract effects deliberately. I thought it would be good to describe - and also show a couple more pictures to illustrate - how I am just as capable of getting things wrong accidentally as anyone else is. Some background… Continue reading Getting it all wrong accidentally

Abstract, Landscape, Photography

Offshore Mists Two

I posted a straight black and white shot of the Cambeak headland at Crackington wearing its little offshore cloud yesterday. Regular followers will know I've been trying the alternative abstract intentional camera movement technique on pretty much everything as well, so of course I tried it here too. My alone time - well, at least… Continue reading Offshore Mists Two

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Offshore Mists

Yesterday morning was looking to bring a fine day. Even by 9am on a Sunday families were already occupying their little territories of the receding beach at Crackington as the tide was heading for one of its high points for the day. I had headed down there a little earlier than normal to give myself… Continue reading Offshore Mists

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

The Exe Estuary

Regular visitors will notice that I have refreshed the look of the site again. Sorry about that, you must think I'm a bit of a tinkerer. And more than a little indecisive. You'd be right. In explanation, although happier that the image size was larger I was still not happy with the theme that made… Continue reading The Exe Estuary

Abstract, Landscape, Photography

Crowdy Reservoir view

I went for a walk in Bude yesterday. There was a market on the Quay there and on one of the stalls there was a nice chap - John Worth Photography -  selling items featuring his own photos, from cards and calendars to mounted prints. He said that for his market - the many tourists… Continue reading Crowdy Reservoir view

Abstract, Landscape, Photography, Seascape

A beach morning

The only time I can be on the beach at Crackington Haven during the summer is on a Sunday morning when the weekly beach clean takes place. A dog ban during the high tourist season means that I can't walk Gwynnik along the shore there during the week now, so my wife and I take… Continue reading A beach morning

Abstract, Landscape, Photography

Cornish landscape colours

Having tried out some deliberate camera movement pictures down at the coast pretty successfully, I was keen to apply the technique to some landscape. One place that is magnificent for views - but so difficult to get that translated into deep enough pictures to show for it - is Warbstow Bury, sitting at a high… Continue reading Cornish landscape colours

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

View to Brown Willy from Showery Tor

At 420 meters above sea level, Brown Willy is the high point of Cornwall. Its name of course is guaranteed to make small immature British boys giggle until they are at least immature 50 year old men. American ones would get the same effect if it was called Brown Pecker. There was a movement by… Continue reading View to Brown Willy from Showery Tor