Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Cornwall Mevagissey , Porthcurno, Lands End and Botallack


I am at  Mevagissey to get a couple of aerial images , its unfortunately dull,cloudy with a stiff breeze this afternoon but will endeavour to get a few shots.   having walked around the harbour up on to the big grassy area on the right of the next image, I flew the drone out to take this 9 frame panorama.






                      Topdown image of the rocks below the cliff.  and Yes it looks like a lobster !




                     Another 9 frame panorama just showing the cliffs just in front of me.





                   Time for a walk around the harbour now, always enjoy walking around here.





Lovely colours on the rocks, and the wind has dropped right down now so may be able to get the drone up again over the outer harbour.






Having walked right out to the end of the harbour wall, I set the drone up but there was too much interference from all the iron work so its a no go.   maybe I can find a spot to fly from high up above on the headland.  Climbing up the steps onto the lookout directly over the breakwater I have got a clear area to fly from.

                                                               7 frame Vertorama
                                                               merged in lightroom




                      Just caught a boat coming into the harbour, pity the light is rubbish today.




Tomorrow morning we are going down towards Porthcurno, the forecast is looking fabulous.

Its a hot sunny morning, and we have tried to park at the Minack Theatre car park, but they would not let us in unless we were going to see a performance!!!     Driving around the headland down very narrow lane we have parked near  Porthchapel , but dogs are not allowed on the beach  ,so its a nice walk around the coastline this morning, then Lands end later.

Glorious beach, clear blue sky no good for photography but great for walking along this stunning coastline.



                            Mollster wants to go swimming, Arghhhh    Noooooo  not allowed!






We have walked around to the Theatre but can not actually see any of it, its all below the cliffs, Porthcurno beach looks amazing in the sun, but way too busy.





We are now at Lands End, Really warm  but getting very windy so no drone today by looks of it.   walking around and down to the point first, the Terrible Twosome want to get to the water    haha








I have walked around to get an image of the arch, pity there is no cloud as a plain blue sky is no good










                                                                  Poor Chester   haha





                                                             Mollster wants Ice crème also!




                                                    You just have to take a pic of this :)





The one location that I really want to visit this holiday is the engine house at  Botallack , so that is where we are heading for sunset, but first Sennen cove for chippy dinner .
This is the first time we have visited, its really beautiful and fairly quiet .




                                                               Tiny little fishing harbour




We have arrived at Botallack for sunset, clear skies and windy, no what I wanted .   but should at least get some nice light on the engine houses.    now walking along the cliff tops for a look around...





                          Chester doesn't seem to be impressed with this location   haha






                  Jan is going to leave me to the photography, book reading in the car my guess :)






                               The Engine houses on the cliff side, a perfect sunset location.





                           Now to climb down to a decent level to shoot from,  and its steep   lol
Sunset is in about 35 minutes, time to find a safe low ledge to get a couple of good compositions.   the wind is blowing straight off the sea, making long exposures a little harder to get sharp images.  I am hanging my camera bag on the tripod hook to add stability.  no drone flying again tonight unfortunately.


                  Looking behind me the cliffs are starting to warm up with the low setting sun.






                                                            The Crowns Engine Houses

                 5dsr, 17-40L       90 seconds , f14 , iso 100  little stopper and 0.6 soft nd grad filter






                                        Beautiful light on the grass and rocks behind me .

                                                                   8 seconds , f14





    The light is really nice now on the rocks and grasses in front of me, and still enough on the cliffs around the buildings perched on the rocks.

                                       8 seconds , f14     little stopper and 0.9 soft nd grad






                 One last image , nice glow in the sky now,   pity no clouds that would have lit up.





Thursday, 27 September 2018

Trevellas Cove and Bedruthan Steps july 10 th 2018


This morning Trevellas cove is our first destination, it is right next to Trevaunance cove where dogs are not allowed on the beach, so after a tricky drive down narrow lanes we have parked near to Wheal Kitty mine and are walking down to the cove . I have spotted this beautiful Emperor moth caterpillar crossing the road, a couple of quick shots before continuing on .








       Arriving at the cove, a new bridge has been constructed over the stream entering the beach.





                         Time to fly,  but keeping very close and low due to a nearby small airfield.





                                                       The coastline around here is stunning!











                                                             Topdown over the pinnacles


















                                                                   9 frame panorama









                                        Walking back to the car now, past the old mine ruins.







Tonight I will be revisiting Bedruthan Steps again, the tide will be lower so can get down onto the sand.  and hopefully shoot some topdown shadow images with the drone.



A phone shot taken from the steep steps leading down to the beach...………….





                         Down on the beach its a lovely warm sunny evening, with long shadows.








                       Topdown drone shot over one of the large pinnacles , love the long shadow.






A phone shot of lovely light on this rock, camera images didn't work due to swirling water around the tripod.   one up for the phone   lol






                                            Rock arch heading towards the far end of the beach.






                                                                   Topdown waves





                                                Looking down the beach from the far end.
The best light has already past, I missed the lovely warm glow on the cliffs I shot earlier in the week.






                                                                    Sunset phone image




          Walking back towards the car now, no cloud meant no chance of a decent sunset tonight.


                                                                     The End of the Day.