Happy New Year!!

“Twelve significant photographs in one year is a good crop” – Ansell Adams

That many? Twelve? That’s quite a tall order and I think he’s right.  These words are of great comfort when I come back from a shoot and the pictures are just not doing what I want them to. It seems it’s not just me.

My aim is to capture and convey my passion for Cornwall and my love of the ocean that surrounds it but more than that, the photographs are an expression of  how I see, feel and experience the world.  The breathtaking awe inspiring moments I witness at dawn while the rest of the county sleeps.   Me, my camera and the remote empty, heart stopping, tear inducing wonderfulness that  for a short time at least, will take away the pain and the grief and the madness of it all..

To quote Ansell Adams again, he said that landscape photography was the supreme test of the photographer and also often the supreme disappointment [of the photographer].  I look, I feel, compose and expose, feel the creative spark and press the shutter and so often the image will not live up to the experience for me.  How can one get everything one is feeling and seeing onto that tiny little sensor?  It can be done of course but it’s tough and I struggled to pick the twelve that I feel get somewhere close.  Anyway, these are my 12 significant photographs from the past year..  I hope you enjoy them

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Wishing Everybody a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2014!!:)

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95 responses

  1. Beautiful, and a Happy New Year to you, 🍻

    December 30, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    • Thank you very much and a very happy new year to you.

      December 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

  2. Wow, amazing 12!! Wish you a Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    • Thank you Yvonne! :-)

      December 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

  3. Same to you, and best wishes of success with your venture.

    December 30, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    • Thank you very much Emilio!

      December 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

  4. I’m not sure what more I could say that would do any of them justice other than ….. Wow :)

    December 30, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    • Thank you so much Angi! :)

      December 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      • Your more than welcome :)

        December 30, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      • :)

        December 30, 2013 at 10:45 pm

  5. Your photographs are absolutely stunning, they take my breath away. Wow.

    December 30, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    • Thank you Kim1 I really appreciate that! :)

      December 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm

  6. Fantastic. Bravo! Perfecto. I doubt I’ll see 12 better shots anywhere. Happy new year, Adrian.

    December 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    • Thank you Mike. Very much appreciated. Happy new year to you!

      December 30, 2013 at 9:22 pm

  7. I believe you got your twelve. These images are breathtakingly beautiful. You interpret your beloved ocean with a kind of tenderness and power that is touching.

    Happy New year, Chillbrook!

    December 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    • Thank you so much George. Such a lovely comment. Happy new year!

      December 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm

  8. What is this a great series nature pictures. Congratulations. with this result. Good luck in 2014

    December 30, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    • Thank you very much indeed! All the best for 2014!

      December 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm

  9. I just live these photos, all of them. If I had to like some a bi more it would be nuber 3, the one in the “dark” and the last one with the dog. Amazing and fantastic photography! Happy new year:)

    December 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    • Thank you so much! Happy new year! :)

      December 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm

  10. I think this is a pretty amazing crop of images!! I look forward to seeing the ones from 2014 :)

    December 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    • Thank you so much Lisa! Have a fabulous 2014.

      December 30, 2013 at 9:25 pm

  11. EvaUhu

    love the collection! a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014, too :-)

    December 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    • Thank you very much Lorien! Happy new year to you!

      December 30, 2013 at 9:26 pm

  12. I think you have done what you set out to achieve, spectacular set of images, they are all beautiful, but I do find it hard to get past the first one, that is my absolute favourite.

    December 30, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    • Thank you Leanne. I think the first is probably my favourite too. :)

      December 30, 2013 at 9:27 pm

  13. I dare say that you have more than twelve! Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    • That’s very kind Elena. Thank you. Happy New Year!

      December 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm

  14. Every single one of them is heart stopping – as is your second paragraph. Wishing you a very happy New Year ahead. P

    December 30, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    • Thank you so much Patsy. Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014! :)

      December 30, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      • Thank you :)

        December 30, 2013 at 10:45 pm

  15. Great photos! Happy New Year! :-)

    December 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    • Thank you very much Vladimir! :)

      December 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  16. Awesome photowork!
    I wish you a Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    • Thank you very much Hans. That is very much appreciated!

      December 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  17. All the best wishes for you and yours from here… :-)

    December 30, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    • Thank you very much indeed! :)

      December 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  18. Fantastic shots one and all, but my favorites are the pastel flavors. :D
    Wishing you all good things for 2014!

    December 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    • Thank you so much Gunta and the very same to you! :)

      December 30, 2013 at 11:45 pm

  19. No idea how significant these are Adrian, I guess you can only answer that, but these are definitely twelve superb landscape images. I post about 20% of the the shots I capture…….and to be honest I think that is too many. Not sure I could choose just twelve though 😉. Wishing you all the best for 2014….take care!

    December 30, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    • And to you Mark. Thank you. I’ve really appreciated your comments this year. Here’s to a fantastic 2014!

      December 30, 2013 at 11:47 pm

  20. 12 absolutely stunning photographs! One more breathtaking than the next. Looking forward to more in the new year. Happy new year!

    December 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    • Thank you very much indeed! :)

      December 30, 2013 at 11:47 pm

  21. Rich Proctor

    I enjoyed them thoroughly. Brilliant work!! Thank you for the inspiration and a Happy New Year to you.

    December 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    • Thank you Rich. Really appreciate your comment. Happy new year!

      December 30, 2013 at 11:48 pm

  22. leecleland

    Thank you for sharing your images, these are truly beautiful. I have enjoyed following this year and look forward to 2014 and what you capture. Health and happiness for this coming year.

    December 31, 2013 at 12:57 am

    • Thank you very much Lee. I wish you the same. Happy New Year!

      December 31, 2013 at 8:45 am

  23. They are all just so amazing. You have so many fantastic photos in your portfolio and I can imagine how hard it would have been to narrow them down to twelve. Adrian, you’ve come so far this year — these 12 months are such a standout with your photography. Keep up the great work and I look forward to your posts in 2014!

    December 31, 2013 at 2:24 am

    • Thank you so much Marina. A very Happy New Year to you and likewise, I’ll be looking forward to many more posts from you! :-)

      December 31, 2013 at 8:55 am

  24. Absolutely exquisite photographs and evidence of a life well-lived! Happy New Year, Chillbrook, and the very best to you in 2014!

    December 31, 2013 at 5:12 am

    • Thank you so much Vivian. Have a great 2014! :)

      December 31, 2013 at 8:56 am

  25. Love all of them. They are stunning. Wishing you a happy new year!

    December 31, 2013 at 7:11 am

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures Beth, thank you. Have a smashing 2014! Happy new year! :)

      December 31, 2013 at 8:57 am

  26. poppytump

    Well ChillB , in your heartfelt words you’ve conveyed that joy I know fills you when you are surrounded by Cornwall’s magical combination of the mighty ocean and rugged coastline ….
    Your beautiful photographs are quite stunning in so many different ways, not least because I now know how much effort and sheer determination has been required to reach some of these locations at ungodly hours before you even begin to get that shutter going ;-)
    I so enjoyed sharing some of these photographic times with you this year , you spurred me on to experiment and get things right as much as possible …
    Here’s to even more difficulties in choosing next year’s 12 … maybe one or two may come again from our jostling on rocks ;-) and early morning beach raids in the coming months !
    Happy New Year ChillB x

    December 31, 2013 at 8:02 am

    • Happy New Year Poppy! Thank you so much for this lovely comment. If not for the fact that the Malvern hills are not in Cornwall, that shot from the path on the way back down from the summit that bitterly cold morning would have been in the line-up. Quite a few of my best pictures have come about from our respective visits. I hope we’ll have many more. Have a fantastic 2014! :)x

      December 31, 2013 at 9:00 am

  27. Gorgeous pictures. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013 at 8:15 am

    • Thank you Shimon! Happy new year my friend!

      December 31, 2013 at 9:00 am

  28. I love your pictures and enjoyed all of them! Thanks for inspiring by those breathtaking pictures! You’re truly gifted. I wish you a brilliant 2014 full of wonderful places to capture!

    December 31, 2013 at 10:57 am

    • And the very same to you! Thank you so much! :)

      December 31, 2013 at 10:41 pm

  29. Wow, great year! All the best for 2014 to you too, Ron.

    December 31, 2013 at 11:02 am

    • Thank you Ron! Very much appreciated! Have a very happy new year!

      December 31, 2013 at 10:40 pm

  30. Wowwwwwww…

    I am just speechless.

    What a treat!!! Thanks a lot for sharing these wonderful shots… and wish you a great year ahead.

    December 31, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    • Thank you very much Sreejith. Have a fabulous 2014!

      December 31, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  31. beautiful, beautiful photos. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2014

    December 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    • Thank you so much. Have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! :)

      December 31, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  32. I hope your 2014 is filled with love, laughter, perfect waves, heart stopping moments and much more. x

    December 31, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    • Thank you so much Angi and the very same to you! :)x

      December 31, 2013 at 10:37 pm

  33. Absolutely beautiful words, Adrian, and I can’t even begin to describe the wonder of your photography. Your work is filled with emotion and breathtaking beauty. Sincere best wishes for the new year!
    xx

    December 31, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    • Thank you very much Karen. You are very kind and it is much appreciated. I wish you the very best for 2014. I’m ever hopeful it’s going to be a much kinder year to a lot more people than 2013 was. :)x

      January 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm

  34. Happy New Year to you, Chillbrook! The last is my favorite from the 12 who are all great work!

    January 1, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    • Thank you very much Bente! I can see how the dalmation shot would appeal to you. Have a fantastic 2014!

      January 1, 2014 at 6:11 pm

  35. stunningly beautiful…thank you for being an inspiration…all the best in 2014!

    January 1, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    • All the very best to you Heather! Thank you.

      January 2, 2014 at 4:51 pm

  36. Very good choise of photo’s.
    Wish you a very healthy 2014.

    January 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    • Thank you so much Lou. You are one of my most loyal followers and it’s very much appreciated. Have a fantastic 2014!

      January 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm

  37. These are all absolutely wonderful, Adrian. I especially love the first one and the one with the rainbows. Happy New Year to you. Wishing you a healthy year, and lots of success with your stunning photography. :)

    January 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    • Thank you so much Sylvia. A very, very happy new year to you. I’ve appreciated your comments very much through the year.

      January 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm

  38. Stunning…inspiring…and ever wonderful, Adrian. It’s such a treat viewing your images, especially when they’re all together like this. Best wishes for another successful year in 2014. :)

    January 3, 2014 at 1:17 am

    • Thank you Scott! Have a great 2014! :)

      January 4, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      • Most welcome, Adrian. :)

        January 4, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      • :)

        January 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm

  39. Definitely 12 heart stopping moments, beautifully seen and captured I look forward to more during 2014

    January 4, 2014 at 6:37 am

    • Thank you so much. I’ve really appreciated your following and commenting on my blog this year. :)

      January 4, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  40. Well done! Numbers 3, 10, and 12 are my favorites.

    January 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    • Thank you Jim! Very much appreciate your comment!

      January 6, 2014 at 11:26 pm

  41. Big doglover me loves the last image, but they are all terrific. Great job, Adrian – the best I have seen on WP for long time.
    All the best for 2014!
    Dina

    January 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    • Thank you very much indeed. Have a great 2014! :)

      January 6, 2014 at 11:26 pm

  42. These are twelve magnificent photographs of Cornwall by the sea Adrian. Happy New Year and Have a Blessed 2014.

    January 10, 2014 at 1:23 am

    • Thank you very much James. I wish the same for you!

      January 10, 2014 at 9:58 am

  43. That is a super set of 12 seascapes and a great way to round off the old year. Happy New year and I look forward to the crop of images from 2014.

    January 10, 2014 at 10:59 am

    • Thank you David. I wish you all the best for the new year.

      January 11, 2014 at 6:04 pm

  44. Phenomenal seascapes! Happy New Year!

    January 10, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    • And to you Robyn, thank you!

      January 11, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  45. Wonderful captures! Your blog is fascinating.

    January 12, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    • Thank you very much and thank you for visiting! :-)

      January 12, 2014 at 10:22 pm