Corroded metal becomes fabric design
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There’s often lots of maintenance work going on at Newlyn harbour; painting, repairs, rubbing down, greasing, cleaning. You name it, everything is on the to do list: ropes, nets, hulls, decks, engines, pulleys, winches, buoys, fenders, etc, etc. As I … 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

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

Rusty hull
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The harbour was almost empty, the fine weather having tempted the fishing boats out to sea. The largest two boats left behind were tied up alongside the quay, sitting quietly, bathed in the late afternoon sunshine. One was partly covered … Read More

Approaching storm in Newlyn
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It’s always very exciting when I arrive at a harbour to see what opportunities there are to create a striking image. Initially on this visit to Newlyn in Cornwall, one of my favourite places for photographing boats and reflections, I … Read More

Orange sail at Newlyn
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Sails are not top of my list for subjects when I go to Newlyn harbour in the far west of Cornwall to take photographs. Not because they’re not attractive but just because I don’t expect to see them. True, there … 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