Abstract, Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Ticking Over

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

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Return to the Beach

The summer season ban for taking dogs on the beach has lifted now. I have been busy with running the chalet rental but I do manage to take a walk or two down there among the rocks, pools, seaweed and sand again now. The rocks in the foreground here aren't always visible, it depends on… Continue reading Return to the Beach

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

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

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Ludon Valley, Crackington Haven

I have posted some pictures from East Woods before and it turns out, although I got that name from the signpost pointing the way to it, that I should be calling it Ludon Valley. Now people from the Crackington area won't be scratching their heads wondering where the heck the place I said I walked… Continue reading Ludon Valley, Crackington Haven

Black and White, Detail, Landscape, Photography

New fans and old

Well, that's increased the followers number and the statistics page bar graphs went to places I've never seen before! Thank you everyone for liking, following and commenting, it is much appreciated and is still humbling to think that people from all over the globe are seeing and enjoying the exact little bits of world I… Continue reading New fans and old

Black and White, featured, Photography

WordPress Discover Editors’ Pick

Amongst all the usual newsletters and regular store emails one morning last week I had an email from Ben Huberman at WordPress.  I recognised the name but couldn't quite place why. The subject line was 'You're an Editors Pick on WordPress Discover!' I took a moment to try to process those few words. Some pinching… Continue reading WordPress Discover Editors’ Pick

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Penkenna

The north edge of Crackington Haven is dominated by the headland of Penkenna. When you are down walking on the beach you can see ant-like people silhouetted against the sky sometimes, walking along the footpath on the top. From sea level it looks very precarious but, although narrowing to a point and dropping steeply and… Continue reading Penkenna

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Rocks of Crackington

An alternative focus on today's visit to the beach. This time it's showing some of the famous layered and folded Crackington formation rock with the spiders web-like markings of quartz . The battering from the seas today is just the latest in the millenia of tidal actions contributing to the smooth and rounded surfaces on… Continue reading Rocks of Crackington

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Crackington Haven

The beach at Crackington changes shape and composition often. Some tides leave a healthy load of sand, making walking on it an easier and sometimes barefoot experience, but a period of heavy rainfall couple with high speed winter winds can strip it back to the bedrock or leave many tons of bitty rubble in its… Continue reading Crackington Haven