Cornwall

After several days of heavy rain in Cornwall, the swollen River Fowey cascades down over Golitha Falls. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)
Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls

After several days of heavy rain in Cornwall, the swollen River Fowey cascades down over Golitha Falls. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)

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A fiery sunset over the flooded forest at Cornwall's largest reservoir Colliford Lake on Bodmin Moor. (FujiFilm X Pro 2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Colliford Lake

Colliford Lake

A fiery sunset over the flooded forest at Cornwall's largest reservoir Colliford Lake on Bodmin Moor. (FujiFilm X Pro 2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS)

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Clear night skies after a day of rain made for a superb view of the Milky Way while watching the Perseid Meteor shower. Light pollution from the rising moon can be seen above the tree line towards the bottom left of the image. (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II)
The Milky Way

The Milky Way

Clear night skies after a day of rain made for a superb view of the Milky Way while watching the Perseid Meteor shower. Light pollution from the rising moon can be seen above the tree line towards the bottom left of the image. (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Samyang...

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An immaculate example of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's K6 red telephone box under the stars at Portwrinkle on the south Cornwall coast. The K6 kiosk was commissioned by the General Post Office in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II)
The Phone Box

The Phone Box

An immaculate example of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's K6 red telephone box under the stars at Portwrinkle on the south Cornwall coast. The K6 kiosk was commissioned by the General Post Office in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V....

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Marram grass sways in the wind at Porth Joke beach near Crantock in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)
Porth Joke

Porth Joke

Marram grass sways in the wind at Porth Joke beach near Crantock in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)

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The slightest hint of a sunset fades into the horizon during a wet windy evening at Constantine Bay near Padstow on the north Cornwall coast. I have often had people wander into my shots before but this time a Jack Russell terrier tried in vain to pull the piece of driftwood out of the sand at the decisive moment of shutter release, fortunately the receding wave patterns on this image more than made up for my previous frustrations. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)
Constantine Bay

Constantine Bay

The slightest hint of a sunset fades into the horizon during a wet windy evening at Constantine Bay near Padstow on the north Cornwall coast. I have often had people wander into my shots before but this time a Jack Russell terrier tried in vain to pull the piece of...

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The tide rushes in over the granite causeway on a cold, grey winter’s evening at St Michael’s Mount, Marazion in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
The Causeway

The Causeway

The tide rushes in over the granite causeway on a cold, grey winter’s evening at St Michael’s Mount, Marazion in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)

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Reflections of trees in a Cornish lake. (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm)
The Lake

The Lake

Reflections of trees in a Cornish lake. (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm)

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A freezing cold and very windy afternoon at Charlestown Harbour near St Austell in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, no filters, unedited JPEG straight from camera)
Stormy Charlestown

Stormy Charlestown

A freezing cold and very windy afternoon at Charlestown Harbour near St Austell in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, no filters, unedited JPEG straight from camera)

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Moss and fungi covered logs at Draynes Wood, part of the Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve (NNR) near St Cleer in Cornwall. The title was inspired by one of the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit’s best known songs. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, no filters)
The Woodpile

The Woodpile

Moss and fungi covered logs at Draynes Wood, part of the Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve (NNR) near St Cleer in Cornwall. The title was inspired by one of the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit’s best known songs. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM...

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Dusk in the ancient woods as the river Fowey flows towards Golitha Falls in Cornwall. A 6 x 12 panorama of 3 landscape format images made using the photo merge feature in Adobe Lightroom. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, no filters)
River Fowey at Golitha

River Fowey at Golitha

Dusk in the ancient woods as the river Fowey flows towards Golitha Falls in Cornwall. A 6 x 12 panorama of 3 landscape format images made using the photo merge feature in Adobe Lightroom. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, no...

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Sea foam ‘spume’ is blown up over Black Rock and onto Pencannow Point at Crackington Haven on the north Cornwall coast. The contorted shapes in the rocks known as the ‘Crackington formation’ were formed in the Carboniferous sandstones and grey shales by the earth’s movements several million years ago. (FujiFilm X-E2, 1986 Tamron 70-210mm F/3.8-4 Model 46A at 210mm)
Crackington Haven

Crackington Haven

Sea foam ‘spume’ is blown up over Black Rock and onto Pencannow Point at Crackington Haven on the north Cornwall coast. The contorted shapes in the rocks known as the ‘Crackington formation’ were formed in the Carboniferous sandstones and grey shales by the earth’s...

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I could have written chapter and verse about how I walked for miles to make this image…. ….but in reality I went upstairs and opened the window as the last light of the day silhouetted the winter trees on a nearby hillside. (FujiFilm X-E2, 1986 Tamron 70-210mm F/3.8-4 Model 46A at 210mm)
From The Window

From The Window

I could have written chapter and verse about how I walked for miles to make this image…. ….but in reality I went upstairs and opened the window as the last light of the day silhouetted the winter trees on a nearby hillside. (FujiFilm X-E2, 1986 Tamron 70-210mm...

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Gale force winds, huge waves from the Atlantic Ocean and a massive amount of ‘Quatermass-esque’ spume at Trebarwith Strand on the north Cornwall coast. It was a massive challenge to make this image, virtually impossible to keep the front element of the lens spray free as well as multiple instances of battery, camera and memory card failure due to the bitingly cold wind and moisture, all while trying to stay upright and making sure I didn’t get caught out by a rogue wave. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
The Stormy Strand

The Stormy Strand

Gale force winds, huge waves from the Atlantic Ocean and a massive amount of ‘Quatermass-esque’ spume at Trebarwith Strand on the north Cornwall coast. It was a massive challenge to make this image, virtually impossible to keep the front element of the lens spray...

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The decaying wooden boat ‘Trethow’ at Millbrook Lake, Anderton, Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Trethow

Trethow

The decaying wooden boat ‘Trethow’ at Millbrook Lake, Anderton, Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)

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Late afternoon winter sun on a footpath stile at Colliford Lake, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
The Stile

The Stile

Late afternoon winter sun on a footpath stile at Colliford Lake, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)

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1000 feet of separation over Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. The aircraft involved are N850GT, Boeing 747-87UF of Panalpina/Atlas Air on flight 5Y605, Huntsville (HSV) – Luxembourg (LUX) & EI-DEJ, Airbus A320-214 of Aer Lingus on flight EI583, Malaga (AGP) – Dublin (DUB). (FujiFilm X-E2, Tamron 70-210mm F/3.8-4 Model 46A at 210mm)
Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

1000 feet of separation over Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. The aircraft involved are N850GT, Boeing 747-87UF of Panalpina/Atlas Air on flight 5Y605, Huntsville (HSV) – Luxembourg (LUX) & EI-DEJ, Airbus A320-214 of Aer Lingus on flight EI583, Malaga (AGP) – Dublin...

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A wonderful carpet of golden beech tree leaves at Draynes Wood in Cornwall. There are still enough leaves on the trees to provide a verdant canopy over the River Fowey. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)
Autumn in Draynes Wood

Autumn in Draynes Wood

A wonderful carpet of golden beech tree leaves at Draynes Wood in Cornwall. There are still enough leaves on the trees to provide a verdant canopy over the River Fowey. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)

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Delabole Slate Quarry in North Cornwall. The largest and oldest slate quarry in England, today just 5 quarrymen use diamond wire saws to produce the same amount of slate as 1000 men did in the 1850s. (FujiFilm X-E1, Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS)
‘City’ of Slate

‘City’ of Slate

Delabole Slate Quarry in North Cornwall. The largest and oldest slate quarry in England, today just 5 quarrymen use diamond wire saws to produce the same amount of slate as 1000 men did in the 1850s. (FujiFilm X-E1, Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM...

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Fallen beech tree leaves line the path through semi-ancient woodland at Seaton Valley Countryside Park and Nature Reserve in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS + Heliopan Polariser)
The Golden Path

The Golden Path

Fallen beech tree leaves line the path through semi-ancient woodland at Seaton Valley Countryside Park and Nature Reserve in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS + Heliopan Polariser)

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The last rays of early evening sun fall on West Quay at Mevagissey’s inner harbour. I resisted the urge to remove the white Ford Transit van from the right hand side of the image as it was from Mevagissey Wet Fish and therefore an authentic part of the scene. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)
Mevagissey Harbour

Mevagissey Harbour

The last rays of early evening sun fall on West Quay at Mevagissey’s inner harbour. I resisted the urge to remove the white Ford Transit van from the right hand side of the image as it was from Mevagissey Wet Fish and therefore an authentic part of the scene....

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A still summer’s evening at Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve in Cornwall. One of the few waterfalls on the River Fowey at Golitha that isn’t spoiled by fallen trees. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)
Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls

A still summer’s evening at Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve in Cornwall. One of the few waterfalls on the River Fowey at Golitha that isn’t spoiled by fallen trees. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)

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The Man Engine is the largest mechanical puppet ever to be built in Britain and is seen here at Minions on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. After being unveiled in Tavistock, Devon yesterday the Man Engine will visit all 10 Cornish Mining World Heritage Site areas on its 130 mile journey ending up at Geevor Tin Mine near Pendeen on Saturday 6th August. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Man Engine

Man Engine

The Man Engine is the largest mechanical puppet ever to be built in Britain and is seen here at Minions on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. After being unveiled in Tavistock, Devon yesterday the Man Engine will visit all 10 Cornish Mining World Heritage Site areas on its...

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A brief few seconds of sunlight at Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Various tales and legends exist about Dozmary Pool including one where King Arthur rowed out to the Lady of the Lake and received the sword Excalibur. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Dozmary Pool

Dozmary Pool

A brief few seconds of sunlight at Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Various tales and legends exist about Dozmary Pool including one where King Arthur rowed out to the Lady of the Lake and received the sword Excalibur. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm...

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The Minions Heritage Centre within Houseman’s Engine House on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Part of the former South Wheal Phoenix copper and tin mine it housed a 50-inch pumping engine built in 1881. (FujiFilm X-T1, Carl Zeiss Contax 35mm f2.8 Distagon, Velvia film simulation)
Houseman’s Engine House

Houseman’s Engine House

The Minions Heritage Centre within Houseman’s Engine House on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Part of the former South Wheal Phoenix copper and tin mine it housed a 50-inch pumping engine built in 1881. (FujiFilm X-T1, Carl Zeiss Contax 35mm f2.8 Distagon, Velvia film...

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A perfectly still June evening in Stara Woods, Cornwall. Constructed in 2013, the suspension bridge over the River Lynher consists of four cables supporting a timber deck running between two towers. It replaced the ‘Fairy Bridge’, a rather challenging to cross, makeshift bridge formed from a fallen chestnut tree. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, Monochrome + Red filter film simulation, JPEG image straight from camera, no filters)
Suspended in Stara

Suspended in Stara

A perfectly still June evening in Stara Woods, Cornwall. Constructed in 2013, the suspension bridge over the River Lynher consists of four cables each side supporting a timber deck running between two towers. It replaced the ‘Fairy Bridge’, a rather challenging to...

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A single common poppy flower (Papaver rhoeas) amongst a field of flax (Linum usitatissimum) in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens)
The Lone Poppy

The Lone Poppy

A single common poppy flower (Papaver rhoeas) amongst a field of flax (Linum usitatissimum) in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens)

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An infrared image of Cutcrew Mills in Cornwall. The Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens is one of the few in the range that works well for infrared images without producing a hot spot or a bright area in the centre of the frame. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS)
Cutcrew Mills

Cutcrew Mills

An infrared image of Cutcrew Mills in Cornwall. The Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens is one of the few in the range that works well for infrared images without producing a hot spot or a bright area in the centre of the frame. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon...

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The Crowns Engine Houses at Botallack Head near St. Just in Cornwall. Tin and Copper were mined here from the 1720s until 1914 with the ‘Boscawen Diagonal Shaft’ extending a third of a mile under the Atlantic Ocean. I have visited this location many times before but have never witnessed such clean and clear light, a huge amount of ‘toning down’ of contrast and saturation was necessary when processing this image. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS + 10 stop neutral density filter)
Botallack Crowns Mine

Botallack Crowns Mine

The Crowns Engine Houses at Botallack Head near St. Just in Cornwall. Tin and Copper were mined here from the 1720s until 1914 with the ‘Boscawen Diagonal Shaft’ extending a third of a mile under the Atlantic Ocean. I have visited this location many times before...

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Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve is a long gorge, lined with ancient oak woodland, with the River Fowey flowing through it in a series of spectacular cascades that drop 90 metres in altitude. There are currently plenty of fallen trees blocking most of the ‘obvious’ shots here so I fitted the wide-angle lens and decided to shoot a small section of the waterfalls at close distance. (FujiFilm X-E1, Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS, polariser + 3 stop neutral density filters)
Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve is a long gorge, lined with ancient oak woodland, with the River Fowey flowing through it in a series of spectacular cascades that drop 90 metres in altitude. There are currently plenty of fallen trees blocking most of the...

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The Bronze Age stone circle at Duloe near Looe in southeast Cornwall. Consisting of eight bright white quartzite stones placed in an oval shape it is Cornwall’s smallest stone circle. (FujiFilm X-T1, Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS, polariser + 10 stop neutral density filters)
Duloe Stone Circle

Duloe Stone Circle

The Bronze Age stone circle at Duloe near Looe in southeast Cornwall. Consisting of eight bright white quartzite stones placed in an oval shape it is Cornwall’s smallest stone circle. (FujiFilm X-T1, Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS, polariser + 10 stop neutral density...

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A panorama of a daffodil field near Rame Head in Cornwall looking towards the Great Mew Stone and Gara Point in the South Hams District of Devon over the entrance to Plymouth Sound. Although the wind was thankfully less than the gale force 9 when I was last here, it is a location where the weather can change in an instant and I got soaked through walking back to the car! (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Rame Head Daffodils

Rame Head Daffodils

A panorama of a daffodil field near Rame Head in Cornwall looking towards the Great Mew Stone and Gara Point in the South Hams District of Devon over the entrance to Plymouth Sound. Although the wind was thankfully less than the gale force 9 when I was last here,...

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The huge granite slabs of the Cheesewring Tor on Bodmin Moor near Minions in Cornwall is a natural geological formation created by weathering and erosion over many thousands of years. The lone figure atop one of the stacks adds scale to the scene and as if by magic appeared at the same time as a brief burst of sunlight. Cheesewring refers to a type of press that was once used to make cheese (and cider). (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
The Cheesewring

The Cheesewring

The huge granite slabs of the Cheesewring Tor on Bodmin Moor near Minions in Cornwall is a natural geological formation created by weathering and erosion over many thousands of years. The lone figure atop one of the stacks adds scale to the scene and as if by magic...

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Trethevy Quoit near St Cleer in Cornwall is a “portal dolmen”, a burial chamber, from the late Neolithic period thought to have been built around 3500BC. Known locally as ‘The Giant’s House’, it stands 2.7 metres (8.8 feet) high and consists of overlapping granite slabs that form the sides of the chamber, surmounted by a huge capstone. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
The Giant’s House

The Giant’s House

Trethevy Quoit near St Cleer in Cornwall is a “portal dolmen”, a burial chamber, from the late Neolithic period thought to have been built around 3500BC.  Known locally as ‘The Giant’s House’, it stands 2.7 metres (8.8 feet) high and consists of overlapping granite...

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St Indract’s Chapel at Halton Quay near St Dominick on the Cornish side of the River Tamar. Seating less than 20 people this is the smallest Anglican chapel in England and was formerly a coal merchant’s and clerk’s office for the quay before being consecrated by Archdeacon of Bodmin the Venerable W.H.Prior in June 1959. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, Circular Polariser)
Halton Quay

Halton Quay

St Indract’s Chapel at Halton Quay near St Dominick on the Cornish side of the River Tamar. Seating less than 20 people this is the smallest Anglican chapel in England and was formerly a coal merchant’s and clerk’s office for the quay before being consecrated by...

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A panorama image of St Germans Quay and the railway viaduct over the estuary of the River Tiddy near Saltash, Cornwall. Image made with a FujiFilm X-T1 camera and a Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens mounted in the vertical portrait position on a level tripod, 8 separate exposures of 1/250 second at f5.6 blended together using the Photo Merge Panorama feature in Adobe Lightroom CC. By total coincidence the final image is in the 6 x 17 format made famous by Joe Cornish, David Noton and Mark Denton amongst others using the Fuji GX617 camera.
St Germans Panorama

St Germans Panorama

A panorama image of St Germans Quay and the railway viaduct over the estuary of the River Tiddy near Saltash, Cornwall. Image made with a FujiFilm X-T1 camera and a Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens mounted in the vertical portrait position on a level tripod, 8...

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The sun has disappeared behind The Beacon and Cobland Hill at Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall creating a lovely orange glow in an almost cloudless sky. Proof once more that often the best images can be made in the half hour or so AFTER sunset. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Portwrinkle Afterglow

Portwrinkle Afterglow

The sun has disappeared behind The Beacon and Cobland Hill at Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall creating a lovely orange glow in an almost cloudless sky. Proof once more that often the best images can be made in the half hour or so AFTER sunset. (FujiFilm...

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After a number of recent black and white wintry images I thought it was time to bring some colour back! So here is the clifftop thrift at Carnewas Point, looking towards Pendarves Island, Redcove Island, Bedruthan Steps, Samaritan Island, Queen Bess Rock, Diggory’s Island and Park Head on the north Cornish coast between Padstow and Newquay, in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan Steps

After a number of recent black and white wintry images I thought it was time to bring some colour back! So here is the clifftop thrift at Carnewas Point, looking towards Pendarves Island, Redcove Island, Bedruthan Steps, Samaritan Island, Queen Bess Rock, Diggory’s...

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Well to be precise, a Piper, the largest of the pair of megaliths close to the Merry Maidens stone circle near St. Buryan in Cornwall. There are also a pair of theories as to where the name ‘The Pipers’ originated. One is that they are the petrified remains of two pipers who were turned to stone for playing music on the Sabbath for the nearby dancing Merry Maidens, the alternative is to commemorate the two slain leaders Howel and Athelstane following a battle against the Danes in the 9th century. (FujiFilm X-T1, Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens)
The Pipers

The Pipers

Well to be precise, a Piper, the largest of the pair of megaliths close to the Merry Maidens stone circle near St. Buryan in Cornwall. There are also a pair of theories as to where the name ‘The Pipers’ originated. One is that they are the petrified remains of two...

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New Year’s Day at Downderry beach in southeast Cornwall and a force 9 gale blows in from the sea. Although it looks black and white this is indeed a colour image with just small hints of green and brown on the cliffs and hills at nearby Seaton. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, 3 stop ND filter)
Downderry

Downderry

New Year’s Day at Downderry beach in southeast Cornwall and a force 9 gale blows in from the sea. Although it looks black and white this is indeed a colour image with just small hints of green and brown on the cliffs and hills at nearby Seaton. (FujiFilm...

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