Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Cornwall pt3 Boscastle and Port Issac

Today we are on our way to Boscastle , it is up the coast past Tintagel and Port Issac , where we will stop off later this afternoon on the way back.
Last time we were here I had the my favourite ice creme flavour   "Lime"    cant wait to get some this morning .
Clear blue sky and its very warm already, Poor Chester wont like it …..

We are walking around the right hand side of the harbour to walk up to the top of the headland above.

                Fabulous view from up here. Last time we visited we walked around the left side of the harbour up to the lookout post opposite us now.

                                                             A Multi frame Vertorama.

                                                                9 Frame drone panorama.

                                               Looking across to the lookout post .

                                           Flying further up the coastline for a quick image.

                                          Awwww   poor Chester suffering in the heat!

                                                                   Happy  Mollster

                                           On way back down now , time to get an ice creme.

Having found the ice creme shop , Gutted!!!!   no Lime ice creme .  I have been looking forward to it for months .
Fed up now!

                         Time to leave now and head towards Doc Martins village   Port Issac.
We have been here numerous times but never managed to fly the drone as it has always been too windy, but today its looking great, except no clouds in the sky.

Having parked at Port Gaverne which is just around the headland ,we have walked around and through through the village up onto the hills overlooking the harbour.    this is a phone shot of  the view  across the harbour.

                                                                            Take off!

                   Just got up in the air in time to catch this boat sailing out of the harbour!   YAY!

                                     A full view of Port Issac and around to Port Gaverne .

                                                               Looking towards Port Gaverne .

                                                           Multi frame Vertorama

                                            The end of another fabulous day in Cornwall .

Friday, 14 September 2018

Cornwall evening at Fistral & Pentire Head

Tonight we are Walking the Holywell Horrors on Fistral beach ,  I am going to fly the drone at the far end of the beach at the hotel end a bit later.

                        Long shadows already , looks like its going to be a nice warm evening.

                                   Jan has gone swimming while I look after the dogs.
After half hour they are getting tired, and we are now at the end of the beach near the rocks below the hotel , time to fly!

                               Up in the air, great view of the Hotel and Newquay bay behind.  Tide is on its way in now and nice rollers coming up onto the beach.

    A 9 frame panorama, automatically shot by the drone . the frames have been stitched together in Lightroom.

                                                                   7 frame Vertorama

One last image then we must go back to the car to drive around the headland to Pentire Point for sunset, its not going to be a good one as there is no cloud in the sky but I might be able to catch the nice light before sundown.

     Newquay bay on the left, Fistral on the right, you can see why its such a good beach for surfing, large shallow and wide open to the sea.

We have driven around to Pentire Head now,  Crantock beach is on the right in this image, with Fistral on the left side.         The low setting sun is giving nice light on the rocks and the sky is just showing a bit of subtle colour.

   Top down over the small rocky island ,the low setting sun is illuminating the rock bringing out the colours.

One last image before I bring the drone back, my last battery is getting low now and the sun has set too low to produce any more good light.

                                Tomorrow we are going to visit Boscastle and Port Issac.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Cornwall , pt2 Crantock & Bedruthan sunset

This morning after a lie in its a day on the beach with the Holywell Horrors, its going to be very warm and sunny.
Crantock is on the river Gannel , very shallow with fast currents when the tide is on its way in.

With strong winter storms this beach has changed every year we have been coming here, the river outflow has moved from the far side of the bay and now winds its way across the centre.   look at the water clarity, fabulous.

                                                        Chester is swimming already .

                                                          Mollster is swimming now.

                                     The tide is coming in fast across the shallow sand.

                                     They have had a fabulous time , getting tired now

Now for proper photography,   Bedruthan Steps this evening for sunset.

The tide will be still too high to get down onto the beach , but high enough for interest in the foreground hopefully.   

Parking at the cafĂ© carpark and we have walked down to the cliffs, I think we should have come down a bit earlier as the best light will be very soon.  There is no cloud unfortunately but that means the cliffs will hopefully light up with the low setting sun. 
quick phone shot 

I have run down to the far end to be able to fly the drone,  Nt own the land up to the steps down to the beach,  but im ok at this end of the cliffs to take off.
I have quickly set up the tripod and taken this image on the 5dsr 17-40 L , the sun is already lighting up nicely so I need to get the drone up fast in case I miss the best light!

The cliffs are turning warm in the low setting sun .

                                                 9 frame Vertorama ,what  fabulous light !

                                                                     9 frame panorama

                                          Looking behind me, the fields are lit up also .

                                                                       Jan has snapped me  

                                                            Topdown over the pinnacles

The light is fading now , it was fabulous while it lasted,  some of the best side lighting I have witnessed.

                                                              All the colour has gone now!

                                                                         Drone selfi

                                Chester doesn't look impressed with the sunset  haha

                                                                      End of the evening.