Sunday, 21 December 2014

Amazing Trevaunce Cove 19th july 2014

Today we are heading to Trevaunce cove , the web sites say the beach is dog friendly so off we go , arriving in the small car park and pay for a couple of hours. 

Walking down to the beach , the tide appears to be quite high so will probably have to wait for it to go out a bit.

On the slipway down to the beach a sign says "No Dogs off lead"   wtf!     we have driven all the way here and cannot go on the beach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    
We have now walked around the left side of the bay  , lovely views down the coast and there appears to be a small bay just around the rocks so we will try to get around there .

                                  Love all the flowers planted along the path edge :)

Having driven around down very narrow lanes, up and down steep hills and past a couple of disused mines we have parked up above a shingle beach , the "Terrible Twosome" go straight down and get soaked  haha.

           Time to get the tripod set up and take a few long exposures while the tide starts to recede.

                                                                   40 seconds exposure

                                                             11 seconds exposure.

                                       Some of the old mine workings with chimneys

       I have climbed up around the headland to the right and found this view!!!!!!!!!   Amazing

                                      a long exposure  , the canoes have blurred  lol

                                                             a phone panorama shot

                                                                    loving this view..

                                                  off to Perranporth for the evening now

Friday, 12 December 2014

Bedruthan Steps pt2 Amazing Beach 17th July 2014

We are at Bedruthan Steps and now the tide has turned and is exposing the sand we can get down onto the beach , its only 90 steps down :)

                       This is the first of the many separate bays on this beach , truly amazing!

 a 26 second  long exposure as the tide is receding over the rocks

                                                    A phone panorama shot  of the first bay :)

                                      The beasts are wasting no time getting wet  haha

          another long exposure giving silky smooth misty wave motion.  just 15 seconds needed.

 the tide is going out slowly , but i want to get through to the next cove  so decide to go through the tunnel as the water is still too deep to wade around............

 On with my shoes to walk through the dark tunnel , i unfortunately didn't notice the big deep pool which i have just walked straight into!!!!!!!!  Arghhhhhhhhhh   wet shoes.

             Emerging the other side and having to scramble over huge boulders this is the view i get!

 Walking around the rocks to see if i can see Jan  ,Chester has already swam around ,but i spot Jan waving her arms for some reason!  i cant see Mollster,   O Dear  there she is!   perched on a rock way above the receding sea level. Chester had swum around and Molly followed part of the way but the deep water frightened her and she is clinging to the rocks above the water now!

                                  Poor Mollster!!!   Jan is calling her to jump and swim

                         She has dived in and is swimming towards Chester and Jan now  Awwww :(

                                                            Almost across now Mol :)

                   That was so funny!       poor Mol, must have been frightening for her!

                       Walking across the beautiful sand now , with crystal clear water :)  

Wonderful rock formations all along the coastline here , as the tide is receding we can get further out around the various rocky peninsulas  to separate small bays.

                             Love this one , shallow water receding in a long exposure image.

The further out we walk the sand has numerous depressions and Chester has just ran into a deep one at quite a fast speed and come to an abrupt halt almost up to his chest in one. Ooops
                                                Now Jan has just sank into one  Haha :)

                                                                     Stunning views :)

All the depressions in the sand are clearly visible in this section of beach , the tide is well out now and the top end of the beach is getting quite busy with people now.

                         They are having a great time in the pools and shallow tidal areas

                                                              Chester's swimming :D

                                        Now he is hiding from Mol with the ball   haha

                                                   a very wet "Bodmin Beasts"   hehe

Having walked all the way back i take a shot looking towards the next beach , but it is extremely difficult to clamber over all the huge rocks to get there so we decide to head back up the steps now, its been a long day.

                       Looks like these steps have taken quite a battering in last winters storms!

                                         Looking down from the top  , an amazing beach.

             Back at the car now after a very long tiring day , look at the "Bodmin Beasts"     o dear !

back to the caravan now and later ..........................................

as the evening clouds drew in the thunder started , and the lightning show across from Bodmin moor to the coast to the left of us was amazing ,  it went on for over 3 hours :)
i set up the tripod outside and shot multiple frames which i have merged together into these two images .

                                 the sharp edges of cloud above the lightning very stunning!

                        What an amazing light show , pity i didn't get the camera out sooner!

                                             Its been a superb day , one to remember :)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Bedruthan Steps Cornwall july 17th 2014 pt1

Today the weather looks a bit iffy but is supposed to brighten up to blue sky after about 11 oclock , so we are going to Bedruthan Steps for the day.
Its just up the coast past Morgan Porth , about 25 minutes drive. 

Arriving at the national trust car park its a bit dull and cloudy, but warm ,so we follow one of the many paths down to Carnewas point and then head right towards the Viewing point overlooking Bedruthan Steps.  
 i take this 60 second exposure image with a 10 stop nd filter to smooth out the sea :) 

 and 30 second exposure.

We are going to walk right down to just past the last part of the steps , the tide will hopefully be out far enough to get down on to the beach by then :)

This is an extremely dangerous area of coastline , only one way down,  90 steps to the beach and is very easy to get cut off by incoming tide.      its high tide now so perfect timing .

                           The tide is still in "Bodmin Beasts" , so you will have to wait!  lol

 About half way along the path i have shot this stunning view with all the wild flowers on the cliffs , its brightening up and blue sky is on its way now :D

 At the far end now looking back across all the individual bays along the Steps  , all are cut off by the tide from each other , the only way down is where we have just walked from.

                                                                            Posing time :)

                                              Another long exposure image   30 seconds f18

                                                     Glorious view in the hot sun now :)

Part 2 to follow after we had a bite to eat where i shot this image of a strange creature under the table in the cafe :D
                                                     Chester is sitting on/over  Mollster :)