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 are some yacht berths but mostly it’s a busy fishing harbour with fishing boats of different sizes filling most of the spaces on the pontoons.
Here a fishing boat had raised its small orange sail and in the low winter light it made a pretty reflection in the sheltered pale blue water.
There were gulls swirling about, calling noisily, but the image is peaceful, one step removed from all the activity taking place right alongside and no hint of the approaching storm.