New Start for 2021

Some of you may have picked up on a slightly more light-hearted approach to how I write to accompany the pictures posted here over the last few posts. Previously, I have tried to adopt a more neutral and serious type of fairly minimal commentary style for this site --posts still run away with me sometimes--but… Continue reading New Start for 2021

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

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

Black and White, Landscape, Photography, Print Sale Notice

Big Skies and big discounts

When I signed up with Society6 I didn't realise quite how hard it was going to be for anybody to purchase anything from them at full price! The discount offers seem to come thick and fast so, rather than think of a new way to tell you this news every time,  I've decided to take… Continue reading Big Skies and big discounts

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Roughtor Clapper Bridge, Bodmin Moor

A clapper bridge is a simple form of construction used since medieval times, in this case it is built out of the plentiful granite slabs placed over some solid piers. This Grade 11 listed bridge carries the track across a small stream at the base of the slopes approaching Roughtor. What  always strikes me is… Continue reading Roughtor Clapper Bridge, Bodmin Moor

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Roughtor’s Random Rocks

Around the base of the main huge granite boulders making the summit of Roughtor are many random smaller stones. There is no pattern, just hundreds of assorted and irregular slabs strewn around the place. A few are standing, maybe manoeuvred in a long ago history to point up at a significant object in the night… Continue reading Roughtor’s Random Rocks

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Logan Stone, Louden Hill, Bodmin Moor

My thanks to Elizabeth Dale, author of Cornishbirdblog and her recent post giving me the inspiration to visit this quirky rock formation on Bodmin Moor, just below Roughtor. That particular post is here and will tell you a little more detail. I highly recommend a visit to her blog to learn all sorts of other… Continue reading Logan Stone, Louden Hill, Bodmin Moor

Landscape, Photography

Crowdy Reservoir

Photographically I find Crowdy reservoir is a struggle. It's one of those places that you think must offer something, being within sight of Roughtor on Bodmin Moor and in a spacious and otherwise mainly unspoiled setting. It's not though. Attempts to relay the sparse and bleak views end up looking pretty boring to my eyes.… Continue reading Crowdy Reservoir

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Showery Tor, Bodmin Moor

Part of the triumvirate of rocky Tors that make up the summits of the Roughtor hill. The one that looks the most delicately and impossibly arranged, with a few large slabs of granite layered whilst the other Tors have a larger and more numerous scattering. I know I've photographed it before, but every time is… Continue reading Showery Tor, Bodmin Moor

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Showery Tor, Bodmin Tor

These are the photographs of Showery Tor I took after I finished getting buzzed by the RAF. It is the same collection of granite, weathered into these unlikely looking piles by simple wind and rain, just from different angles. Every time I visit I will get different moods of the Moor and falls of the… Continue reading Showery Tor, Bodmin Tor