Monday, 22 August 2016

Dollar Cove - Photography Week 30 (2016)

Continuing the theme from my previous post are a selection of detail and intimate landscape photographs from Dollar Cove near Gunwalloe, Cornwall.

In this first set I have concentrated on a section of the rock where the layers have been subjected to geological folding:

This next set concentrates on the lines in the rock:

The last two images step back from the close up detail providing more context to the composition:

Nansidwell - Photography Week 30 (2016)

Photographing details is an absorbing activity that diverts the mind away from everyday life and immerses it into the search for nature's patterns. When completed there is always a feeling of being refreshed or, borrowing a technology term, reset.

These are a selection of images from a 'resetting' photography session at Nansidwell Cove in Falmouth Bay. The first set is from a section of rock face including a number of closer compositions in a square format:

The second set concentrates on the craggy nature of the cove with lichen and barnacle covered rocks:

The final set explores the many exposed seems of mineralisation which contrast well with the dark grey mudstone layers:

In other areas of the cove the sections of rock appear more crumbly and pastel coloured as captured in this single image:

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Summer Colours - Photography Week 30 (2016)

Seeing and capturing colour is one of the joys of landscape photography. On this occasion the colour was supplied by the vibrant purple bell heather and yellow gorse flowers on the cliffs around Wheal Coates Mine. Later a fine fiery sunset capped a very enjoyable evening's photography.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Best of the Rest - Photography Weeks 29 and 28 (2016)

These are a selection of images taken during photography weeks 28 and 29 (11th July - 24th July, 2016) but not included other posts:

Favourite Image

I have picked this image as my favourite from this selection. I particularly like the transition of the compositional lines from the bottom left hand corner to the top right. Within this transition are a number of shapes, diagonal lines, colours and tones which all seem to compliment each other:


Triptychs provide an additional viewing dimension by combining either complimentary or contrasting images into one picture. 

The above image and the following three were taken at Pendennis Point in Falmouth:

The next three were taken along the Helford River:

In Truro, I passed a reclamation yard with a number of old buoys stacked against a fence:

Peeling Paint

Not far from the reclamation yard in Truro was this old wooden boat. A number of images of the boat's peeling paint have been combined into a 3x3 polyptych:


Also in Truro is this underpass enhanced with HDR software - not the most attractive subject but I like the transition from dark to light and the symmetrical lines:

Falmouth Bay

There was a brief break in the cloud whilst I was capturing the rock abstracts at Pendennis Point. A moody toned mono finish seemed the best way to represent the conditions on the day: