Tag Archives: Cornwall

St Michael’s Mount – Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

This weeks challenge asks:

This week, share a peek of something — a photo that reveals just enough of your subject to get us interested. A tantalizing detail. An unusual perspective. Compel us to click through to your post to find out more!

So here is a peek at St Michael’s Mount from Marazion, at low tide, taken after we had walked back over the causeway.

StMichaels

This mysterious building invites you to sail or walk across to investigate, and if you do you are greeted with a marvelous building.

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Both shots taken on our recent trip to Cornwall in September, and just a sneak peek at those to be posted in the future.

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Eden, Curves, Lines, Angles. – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles

A week ago today we were on holiday in Cornwall, and just about to embark on our first visit to the Eden project, surprising that we have never been given the amount of times we visit Cornwall.

Anyway we had a fabulous time, and I think this 5 photo stitch, fits the bill nicely for Cee’s brief of Lines and Angles.

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Shiny waters – Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

This weeks Challenge asks us:

“What about you: what is guaranteed to distract you? What is your “Ooh, shiny!”?”

So I would have to say, Landscapes or Ancient sites are probably my “Ooh, shiny!” that guarantees a moment of, “hold on, I just need to take another photo.”

So here is a shot taken earlier in the year at Tintagel, Cornwall.

Watershine

Mên Scryfa: Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

This weeks challenge is to provide a photo that evokes solitude.

Here is a photo taken last year of the Mên Scryfa in Cornwall, a stone alone, stood in its own field.  To look at it in isolation you would find it in its place of solitude, however widen your vision and its place within the prehistoric landscape becomes apparent.

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We can all be alone, seek our places of solitude, and retreat, yet we are all connected.  Just as the ancients might have envisaged a network of power stretching between these places, so to in these times we need to remember that although we can feel that we stand in solitude, our networks physical and virtual are greater than they once were.  Our combined thought can achieve great things.

 

Carbis & Zennor: Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

This weeks Challenge asks us to post a photo of a place with ambience.

So here are two photos taken during last years visit to Cornwall (which is the series of photos I am currently working on).  The first exploring ambience created by light, the second exploring, and I am going to be unashamedly hippy about this – the vibe of the place.

Sunset at Carbis Bay :

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Magic at Zennor Quoit:

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Coastline: Weekly Photo Challenge: Halflight

Here is my take on this weeks WP challenge of ‘Half-light‘: that time just before dusk when the sky still holds light as darkness creeps across the land.

Halflight

“A man’s power is in the half-light, in the half-seen movements of his hand and the unguessed-at expression of his face. It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.” ― Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall