Summertime Sunshine..

This is one of my favourite spots to take pictures, Wheal Coates, St Agnes, Cornwall.  Whether it’s down on the beach at Chapel Porth (this was taken at high tide so no beach) or sitting up amongst the mine ruins, I just love being there.

I get different pictures every time I go as the seasons change or the time of day differs.  I guess this is another of those picture postcard type shots.  I prefer the brooding, dramatic skies with the surf throwing up mist due to the gale force wind that’s blowing but hey, you take what you get and this weather is just glorious.. ;-)

Oh and just to let you know, the voting is now open in the DLR Urban Landscape Photography Competition.  You can cast your vote for your favourite picture here. :-)

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64 responses

  1. Lovely photo, great photowork!

    July 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    • Thank you Hans. :-)

      July 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm

  2. makes my *heart* go twitterpated!

    July 13, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    • Thank you Laurel. :-)

      July 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

  3. Beautiful – so summery and a touch dreamy. The promise of the horizon somewhere far, far away. :)

    July 13, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    • Thank you so much Ese. :-)

      July 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

  4. Virginia Duran

    Wow what a shot! I liked it very much :)

    July 13, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    • Thank you very much Virginia. I’m glad you enjoyed the photo. :-)

      July 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

  5. This is truly a divine place where you are allowed to take pictures……Do you live there?

    July 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    • It is a very beautiful place Susanne. I live quite close.

      July 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

  6. poppytump

    ChillB .. if anyone has forgotten just how stunning the Cornish coastline is … well they need look no further than your photograph here !
    Every time I see another of your images of the Wheal Coates Tin Mine I think it couldn’t get any better …. and then you just go on to show me how wrong I can be ;-)
    Lovely the way the soft heathery mauves compliment the grey granite stones of the mining works and cliffs in the distance …. such a picturesque view . It’s no wonder at all you return to capture it time and time again .

    July 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    • Thank you Poppy. I really appreciate your comments! :-)

      July 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm

  7. Very beautiful.

    July 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm

  8. A magnificent view, Adrian. The colours are amazing. :)

    July 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    • Thank you very much Sylvia! :-)

      July 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      • Stunning :)

        July 13, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      • Thank you Angi! I left a comment on your blog but I think WordPress is dumping my comments in Spam.. I’m not having a good time with WordPress at the moment..

        July 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

      • I’m having the same problems, can only leave comments if I do it on my phone. Thank you anyway, its always good to hear form you :)

        July 14, 2013 at 10:52 am

      • WordPress certainly has some issues at the moment. It’s not paranoid if WordPress really are out the get you is it? :-)

        July 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      • Ummmm maybe lol ….. Now I’m paranoid too. Maybe they are just trying to tell us something :)

        July 14, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      • :-)

        July 14, 2013 at 9:03 pm

  9. I understand why this is one of your favourite spots – wonderful light and colour.

    July 13, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    • Thank you Ann Christine.. :-)

      July 14, 2013 at 10:47 am

  10. Stunning as always… how lovely is this sunshine at long last?! It must be wonderful down there! :)

    July 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    • Thank you Tracey. I’m sorry, I’ve only just come across this comment in my spam folder. Why WordPress should have put it there I don’t know but I do know there’s a lot of this sort of thing going on at the moment. WordPress is so desperate to prevent the odd spammer that proper OK comments are being caught up in the stricter filers.

      July 25, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      • No worries, I’ve had lots of problems with posting comments. Apparently there was a problem with some of the UK IP addresses and all comments were going to spam! Sorted out now thank goodness, it has been very frustrating! ;)

        July 25, 2013 at 9:30 pm

  11. Fantastic Adrian! That sun really lit up the colors beautifully!

    July 13, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    • Thank you Phil. The heathers are beautiful this time of year, a carpet of purple covering the cliffs.

      July 14, 2013 at 10:45 am

  12. Wonderful photo of an amazing place also without beach

    July 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    • Thank you very much Lou. :-)

      July 14, 2013 at 10:44 am

  13. So lovely to visit your Cornwall Coast with you. What a breathtaking view.

    July 13, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    • Thank you Gunta. There’s nowhere quite like Cornwall when the sun is shining. It’s been 86 here all week but we have the advantage that things cool down nicely in the evening which helps hugely dealing with the heat. :-)

      July 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

  14. Gorgeous!!!!

    July 14, 2013 at 2:36 am

    • Thank you! :-)

      July 14, 2013 at 10:41 am

  15. There’s nothing like the sea and the coast in the golden hour. Beautiful capture, Adrian.

    July 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

    • Thank you Dina :-)

      July 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm

  16. What a pristine sanctuary of color and light, Chillbrook. It’s easy to see why you love it there. And it appears that you are feeling well enough to get out and about quite often this summer? Gorgeous photograph and scene.

    July 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    • Hi Vivian, Thank you. I’m trying to get out and about once a week at least. It always leaves me feeling very drained and sore but it’s always worth it. :-)

      July 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      • I’m delighted that you’re able to get out and enjoy the lovely weather. It’s good for the spirit, not to mention your portfolio. :-)

        July 17, 2013 at 1:28 am

      • It really is good for the spirit Vivian. Makes all the difference in the world when the sun shines. :-)

        July 17, 2013 at 10:42 am

  17. The little touch of lavender is devine.

    July 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    • The heather was covering the whole cliff like a carpet of purple. This shot doesn’t do it justice as it’s mostly in shadow here. I will try and find a shot that shows off the heather a little better. :-)

      July 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm

  18. I too like brooding dramatic skies – but right now, I could happily take a picnic there :)

    July 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    • Thanks Noeline. I’ve only just found this comment in my spam folder. WordPress is just going from bad to worse with all this likes police business and now tons of decent comments in my, and I’m sure in many people’s, spam folders. :-(

      July 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      • I must admit I stopped commenting for a while as it seemed I was wasting my time. Still, they seem to have sorted it out now (I think!) and I’m glad you found me :)

        July 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      • Thanks Noeline. I’m glad I found you too. I am now making a concerted effort to check my spam daily. :-)

        July 29, 2013 at 8:42 pm

  19. A wonderful scene… I could sit there for hours… beautiful picture.

    July 15, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    • Thank you very much Shimon. I did sit there for hours. The heather provided a very comfortable, soft, spongy seat. :-)

      July 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

  20. wisejourney

    Utter beauty. What a sight to behold as we waft along in this heat

    July 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    • Thank you so much. I’m sorry, I only just found this comment in my spam folder. Whey WordPress should have deemed it spam is anyone’s guess.. :-(

      July 25, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      • wisejourney

        Glad you found it :)

        July 25, 2013 at 9:12 pm

  21. Adrian, I see why it is one of your favourite spots to make photographs. Each one from here is spectacular, and this one is divine. Yes, a place to sit for hours. Stunning.

    July 15, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    • Thank you so much Karen. :-)

      July 16, 2013 at 9:51 am

  22. I think I’m cured of the spam bug ….. yippee :)

    July 17, 2013 at 5:52 am

    • I’m glad to hear it Angi! :-)

      July 17, 2013 at 10:42 am

      • Thank you. Have you managed to be un~spammed yet? :-)

        July 17, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      • So far so good Angi. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. :-)

        July 17, 2013 at 4:12 pm

  23. It almost seems to perfect, doesn’t it Adrian? It’s as if the heavens threw up their hands and said, “Clouds? Brooding sky? Nope – i don’t feel like working today. Blue skies it is!” Enjoy!

    July 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    • Ahh the weather has been wonderful Marina after such a long time. All those cold wet summers. Great for the dramatic, brooding skies but not really much fun in the middle of July. ;-)

      July 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

  24. Just stunning! I’m catching up here…seems you aren’t showing up in my reader :(

    July 18, 2013 at 12:44 am

    • Thank you! I’m not showing up in other people’s blogs also. Perhaps it’s punishment for liking too many blogs. :-(

      July 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

  25. Your latest post Chillbrook on Assignment has disappeared :(
    Hope you have a good weekend :)

    July 19, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    • Thanks for letting me know Angi. Enjoy your weekend! :-)

      July 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm