Serpentine Poltesco
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There are other stories I’ve written about images found at Poltesco on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. One was about the sand (Sand is just sand-coloured, right?) and one about the pebbles (Poltesco pebbles, imaginitive title that one!) but this … Read More

Painterly marks on a Newlyn fishing boat
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Sometimes as you approach Newlyn for a photographic trip the weather deteriorates and whilst I don’t mind walking about in the rain it’s often no good for taking photographs. That’s especially true if you’re wanting to capture the bright colours … Read More

Ethereal cascade in the water garden
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The tiny stream falls through the water garden at Trebah Garden near Falmouth in Cornwall over a series of small steps. Each is only about 30cm wide and mostly drop less far but in a sequence they’re very pretty and … Read More

Puddles of light in Padstow
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There’s always a lot of colour in a Cornish harbour, even in winter. When you photograph the reflections in the water you get random associations of boat hulls, pots and buoys, ropes, lettering and sky. All sorts of colour combinations … Read More

Blue chaos
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This is not a calm image, there is a lot going on. The swirling reflections of bright colours dance around the square frame…the only orderly thing there is! In reality, the scene in Newlyn harbour was very tranquil and quiet. … Read More

Colourful fuel
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There had been high winds and storms at sea and even in the shelter of Newlyn harbour there was a mass of weed floating on the water. Every shot of boat reflections was spoiled by the dark tangle of it … Read More

Blue barnacles
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We’ve had big tides recently, some of the biggest for twenty years apparently, and it enables you to get a different perspective on a familiar place. Walking (sounds more elegant than ‘clambering’) among the rocks at low water is always … Read More

Bubbling stream at Poldhu Cove in Cornwall
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By the time we’d walked from the beach at Church Cove on the Lizard, around the headland to Poldhu Cove we were pleased to sit at the beach cafe and watch the various activities going on as people enjoyed the … Read More

Can this be a watering can?
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Carrying a camera around certainly makes you look differently at everyday objects – like this old watering can. Yes it’s quite a pleasing shape and it’s functional but you wouldn’t really think of it as a work of art. But … Read More

Mackerel sea at Rosemullion Head
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This was the beginning of a magical spell fishing at Rosemullion Head near the Helford Estuary in Cornwall. It was warm and still and the reflections of the sky in the dark water were mesmerising. Then suddenly the sea was … Read More

A Venetian mask
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Often in winter colours can be quite muted but not so if you go to a fishing harbour in Cornwall when the sun is out. I was confident the clarity of the blue and white boat reflections along with the … Read More

Midsummer at Poldhu Cove
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Whilst I love taking photographs of the reflections on water, Cornwall presents fantastic opportunities to make the water itself the subject rather than just the medium. Standing on the cliffs (with great care), looking straight down at the crashing waves … Read More

Reflections of a fishing boat
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When all the conditions are just right it’s possible to take an image that’s bright and full of colour with interesting shapes just looking at the water. It’s not only full sun, not too high in the sky, but little … Read More

Hard graft
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Many of my images are of natural things (the sea, rocks, wild flowers are favourites) but sometimes its something man-made that catches the eye and tells a story. Here is a close up detail of the plastic on the side … Read More