Cornish Landscape

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A Cornish landscape with bridge is seen in early April 2013.

 

 

Light and Shade: Truro Cathedral

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These views were taken in 2013 when we visited Cornwall in early April.

 

 

Festival Drama

 

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Some youngsters are seen engaging in a drama activity while attending a Gaelic Féis in Dumfries. This view was taken during rehearsals before their presentation to parents later in the day.

 

 

Coastal Contrasts

 

The sea cliffs at Mullion Cove show the work of the powerful Atlantic weather, while the harbour wall at Porthleven shows the need to protect the small harbour against the same forces of the sea.

 

 

Truro

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A quiet afternoon in Truro, Cornwall.

 

 

Ava at the Summit

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We have, as of today, six grandchildren, though within the next couple of days it will be seven! This is Ava, who with her older brother Ethan, loves climbing over the rocks on the coast on her visits to us in Scotland. Ava is seven.

This week they have been staying here over their half term holiday and this view was taken from the top of the remains of a vee shaped syncline at Mossyard which overlooks the Irish Sea and the Machars peninsula.

 

 

Truro Cathedral

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A classic view of Truro Cathedral.

 

 

Cadgwith, Cornwall

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Two further views of Cadgwith taken in 2013.

 

 

A Cornish Bay

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Even in early April, Cornwall can deliver a blue sky and beautiful coastline. Sorry but I have no idea exactly where this was taken.

 

 

Falmouth Harbour

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A scene at Falmouth in Cornwall on a warm early April day.

 

 

Cadgwith Slipway

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The small coastal village of Cadgwith in Cornwall is a completely unspoilt place with stone cottages, most with thatched roofs, and a tiny harbour. Not to be missed if you are visiting the far west.

 

 

Home from Home

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A secret shore made comfortable!  These home comforts were found along the shore line on St Mary’s Isle, Kirkcudbright Bay, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

A misty February morning however, is not the time to stop and have a siesta!

 

 

Staring man

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A Gujarati portrait.

 

 

Cadgwith 1

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A tiny Cornish fishing village is depicted here. I have discovered a trove of unseen images taken in 2013 and will post them here over the next week or so to delight or bore you….

 

 

Edge of the Dark Forest

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An experimental mood overcame me as I walked down into the woods on St Mary’s Isle in January. It was a grey misty day and as I walked, I took long exposures without pausing. This image is a montage of two shots with the background the result of camera motion, with a normal still-shot overlaid.

It has many failings as an image but if you don’t try, you never find out.

 

 

Mullion Cove

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This is a dark and moody iteration of that lovely little harbour at Mullion Cove, Cornwall as seen in March 2013. I like moody and here the stunted light gives the scene a timeless quality, and also a sense of imminence. If you sit and wait, perhaps the story will unfold, if not in your sight, maybe in your mind!

 

 

A Dark Day on the Dee

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This is a typical winter scene in these parts.

The River Dee is tidal here and the tide is out on a very misty, cold and grey day, just upriver from Kirkcudbright.

 

 

Up a Creek

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An early springtime view taken in Cornwall in 2013.

 

 

McClellands in the Snow

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Another visit to winter weather in Kirkcudbright is seen here. The subject is McClellands Castle. It must be said that despite living in Scotland, heavy snow is a rarity here.

 

 

Lifeboat Station

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A visit down to Cornwall and its lovely rocky coast presented a very windy day at The Lizard with this view of the old lifeboat station.

 

 

Red Nose Day

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Two cheerful people at Claire’s in Dumfries on Red Nose Day. No doubt they raised a smile as well as some cash on a national charity day.

 

 

Memories of Winter

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We haven’t seen any of the white stuff this winter, well, not yet, anyway!

This view was taken a couple of years ago in the Sopiary Gardens in Kirkcudbright, with the Parish Church in the background.

Coast Graphic

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A graphic treatment of the shoreline along St Mary’s Isle. The Isle is a tongue of land that projects into Kirkcudbright Bay and is a quiet place for walking through the woodland and along the shore. The daffodils will soon be filling the woodland with their golden yellow hues. So despite the threatened cooler weather over the next couple of days with the possibility of some snow or sleet showers, in a few short weeks, springtime will be upon us and the long dark days will be gone for a while…..

 

 

Fuffock Forest

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A walk to the summit of Fuffock hill entailed navigating the dense pine forest on its upper slopes….actually a lot easier than it looks….this was a view off to the side of the path.

 

 

Structures

Glasgow CentralFolding the Net

 

Two places of transit. The first shows the street exit of Glasgow Central station and the second is of a landing stage on the island of Kochi in Kerala, India.

 

 

Street Scene Vadgam

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A low sun casts lengthening shadows down a narrow lane in a Gujarati village.

 

 

Winter Fog

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This is a continuation of my January walk along St May’s Isle on a very damp and misty day. The only sound that could be heard was the hissing in my ears until I put in my new hearing aids and then the birds suddenly appeared, trying to compete with the hissing in my ears.

Once again I played around with some post processing….

 

 

Friends Too

 

Both David and Alwyn contributed to our Photography Diversity exhibition last year and they can be seen standing in front of some of their work. David is the current chairman of the Stewartry Camera Club, and Alwyn is a former member who does workshops on photography and computing.

 

 

Waterlogged Woodland

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The woodland in winter. A view that was taken on a misty day in early January on St Mary’s Isle, Kirkcudbright. One of a set of images where I have been experimenting with different methods of post production.

 

 

Fiona

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In keeping with the surroundings I have given this portrait of Fiona a classy painting quality. The painting is of housebacks in Kirkcudbright by the artist Charles Oppenheimer.

The photo was taken in the Harbour Cottage Gallery.

 

 

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