Tag Archives: St. Ives

Gull – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #62 – Silhouettes

This weeks challenge from the Lens-Artists is:

This week, we invite you to explore silhouettes for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #62. Feel free to include silhouettes of buildings, people, objects, and/or elements from nature.

‘Gull’, St. Ives, 2019.Gull



Carbis – A Photo a Week Challenge: View.

This week Nancy has challenged us with the following:


Again a lot to choose from, but as Nancy said favourite, this one has to be right up there as it means we are on holiday in Cornwall staying at the Coast B&B.

‘Carbis’, Carbis bay, Cornwall, 2016.PWCView


Coast way – Which Way Challenge: June 13, 2019

Each week sonofabeach96 challenges us with the following:

This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

As I travelled to St. Ives.

‘Coast way’, Carbis bay, St. Ives, 2012.Coast way



Distant harbour – Weekly Photo Challenge : Oh, the Place You’ll Go

This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End‘ asks:

Photograph the Places You’ll Go

You will have to visit Jenn’s site to get a full description of how we can photograph the Place you’ll go, but here is a photograph of St. Ives in Cornwall, I am fairly sure we will revisit this Distant harbour in the not too distant future!

‘Distant harbour’, St. Ives, 2018.Distant harbour


Beach light – Friendly Friday: Illumination

This Friday, Something to Ponder About and The Snow Melts Somewhere have challenged us with:

The prompt for this Friday is:

Well another shot of the lovely St. Ives, with Porthgwidden Beach illuminated by the lights from the beach front restaurant.

‘Beach light’, Porthgwidden Beach, St. Ives, 2017.Beach light


Camping at night – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Night.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic:

For this week’s challenge, I’m going for a darker subject: Night! Personally, I enjoy the look of shooting at night, as the contrast between light and dark is so pronounced. In your approach to this week’s theme, feel free to bring any old night into the light!

The first photo was the first time I had really explored shooting at night with the a6000 and as such this picture still has a warm place in my heart.  The subject matter may not be that good but it was fun beginning to explore the cameras capabilities at the time.  I have taken many better night shots over the years, but this brings a smile to my face.

‘Camping at night’, Dartmoor, 2014.Camping at night

The next photo is of St. Ives harbour, as many of you are aware, we just like it there.

‘Harbour nights’, St. Ives, 2018.Harbour nights


From one end to the other – Friendly Friday: Alleys

This Friday, Something to Ponder About and The Snow Melts Somewhere have challenged us with:

The prompt for this Friday is:

From one end to the other – not just the length of the Alley but a reference to the fact that the photos are taken at opposite ends of the UK.

The first a photo taken in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, to explain my title the streets here were used in the original Wickerman film.

“Searching for Sgt. Howie”, Kirkcudbright, 2018.Searching for Sgt. Howie

My second alley is in St. Ives, Cornwall, how we love the narrow streets and alleys here.  Not really an alley, more of a narrow street, but I love this place.

“Narrow”, St. Ives, 2014.Narrow


It will rain – Photo for the Month – 35: Moody

This Month for the Photo for the Month, Bren asks:

 This week’s challenge is Moody.

I may have previously mentioned that I love shots with moody skies.  So here is one taken from our favorite B&B window of the view over Carbis Bay, St. Ives, just after sunrise, before it started raining.

‘It will rain’, Carbis bay, 2018.It will rain