Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Cornwall Holiday pt 3 Penhale Point

 This morning i am taking Ozzy with me to walk all the way around to Penhale Point so i can hopefully get a drone flight in.,   Its a long walk down the steep road to Holywell beach and then around the headland , and its going to be hot today.  As i pass the village near the bottom of the hill the traffic is already backing up as the carpark must be full already!  

                 Up on the headland overlooking Holywell Bay and looking towards Gull Rock.

                                                           Ozzy happy to sit for a photo .

This is one of two setts of antennas on the cliff tops , i have no idea what they were or are used for.

There is a sea arch down the cliff side , that would be great to get the drone down there but it is a difficult area with the edge of a no fly zone just to the left which is where i would need to be. 

Time to get the Drone up in the air, this is the first day when the wind has not been too strong to fly safely.   Ozzy is happy to sit and watch , Unlike Chester who i have left back in the van  as he would just bark continuously if i stop walking!

                                      5 frame Vertorama looking across to Holywell beach.

I tried to get the arch with Gull rock in the background , but my view was obstructed if i went any lower so didn't risk getting too close to the rocks.  If i had stood on the opposite side it would have been better but that is on the edge of a no fly zone so was not an option unfortunately.

Gull Rock and Penhale point 

                                                                   5 frame Vertorama 

                                         A full 9 frame panorama , 9 frames merged.

Continuing the walk around the headland now but i wont go far as its has become very hot now and its a long walk back to the van. 

That is as far i will go , good to have a look and will now head back.  A view of the sand dunes as i pass through along the back of the beach . It is easier going this long way back as the climb up the steep hill in this heat will be horrible. 

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Cornwall Holiday pt 3 Crantock Beach/Holywell Sunset


This morning a nice walk to Crantock , one of my favorite beaches.     

Its a long walk across the meadows to Polly Joke, then up over Pentire headland and around the coastal path to cross over the sand dunes behind the beach.  If the tide is out far enough there is a  set of steps to get down about half way ,  but as you can see the tide is too high at present so will have to walk right the way round to the dunes in the distance.

                                          What a stunning day , beautiful blue sky and water .

The dues are where we can get down to the beach.........  hopefully 

This way to the beach,  and a huge drop off that both dogs leapt down and found we couldnt follow!  Ozzy jumped back up but Chester with shorter legs couldn't manage to get back up and had to go around the outside .

                                                                   Where is Chester  lol

Straight into the sea ...........

Time to walk back now, we have managed to walk across to the steps halfway along the cliffs now the tide has gone out.

                                                        One last image across the bay 

Tonight i have walked down to Holywell for hopefully a good sunset
It is looking good so far , fairly good waves crashing on the top of the beach so i am going to try get the low sun light illuminating the waves.

                                                       5dsr  17-40 L    1/20 th  f13  iso 100

         1/20 th sec    i shot a series of frames in "continuous mode "to hopefully catch the light on the wave tops as they break.   out of about 30 frames i got a couple that worked out how i wanted.

                 A long exposure to show the receding wave across the sand.         1.3 secs  f8  iso 100

                                                                              1.3 seconds   F8 

Time to head back to the van now ,  one last phone image...........

Cornwall Holiday pt 2 Poppy Fields

Start of the day , Pancakes 

This morning we have walked down to the beach and are heading around the headland for a short walk.
The dogs had a swim in the stream after walking along the beach.

                 Looking across the beach from the path leading towards Penhale Point.

A Loveley sunset over the van tonight, but not over the beach where it is cloud free.

The next morning we are going to walk to Polly Joke beach , which it to the right of the Kelseys.  about the same distance as Holywell , 20 minutes.   There are Poppy fields on Pentire Head but they have finished flowering , But it appears there are still some in flower to see.

                               One of the many Orchids flowering in the meadows on the way.

The campsite at Polly Joke is in view , the Poppy fields are on the far side of the beach on Pentire Headland.

Climbing up above the beach we are in the poppy fields,   still plenty in flower but all the other plants have grown up around them.

Over the top and Crantock beach is visible , one of my favorite beaches  with a small strip of Poppys 

                          Back down on to Polly Joke beach now to give the dogs a swim.

                                   The water is crystal clear down here in Cornwall, Fabulous.


                             A cottage garden full of Lavender on the way back to the campsite.

Tonight i will go back to the poppy field with my camera for sunset.......................


Arriving at the field, the small area that had the best flowers has had all the petals knocked off some time today!   There isn't a large enough area to make a strong foreground now as all the remaining flowers are well spread out.    

100-400 L 

        Isolating a single flower just as the warm setting sun illuminates the petals,  5dsr  100-400 L

Walking back down to the beach and i managed this image of a bird, beautiful rim lit against the dark background. 

The end of another day in Cornwall.