Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Cornwall rock

For the second week we booked a cottage in the hamlet Carnhill Green, Cornwall. I walked every day a part of the 630 mile SWC path, a perfect way to enjoy the scenery, coastal wildlife, and heritage (from stone circles to 18th century copper and tin mines) of the wonderful Cornish coastline.
Many rocks along this coast have names, here two from St. Ives Bay: Strap Rocks (top) and Magow Rocks (bottom). The last picture, with Godrevy lighthouse in the background, is taken 45 minutes after sunset. They say the light in St. Ives is different, that’s why this little town attracts so many artists. I fully understand and agree.

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 17-40mm/f4 @ 17mm; ISO-200, f10, 1/100s; polarization filter; hand held.
* Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 17-40mm/f4 @ 20mm; ISO-100, f10, 20s; from tripod.


Jowan said...

The lighttower is very nice. Great scenery, mood and compo.

Gerard Schouten said...

Thanx Jowan, this is my favourite shot of the summer holiday (and the only evening with aclear sunset).

Ian Brown said...

Wonderful pictures Gerard. Hope you enjoyed your visit to Somerset & Cornwall.

Ian & Ann (met you at Westhay Nature Reserve)

Gerard Schouten said...

Thanx Ian & Ann. I indeed remember our "meeting" in Westhay Nature Reserve.
Do you have a web-site with your photos as well?


Ian Brown said...

Hi Gerard

Our website is www.naturesbestphotography.co.uk