Saturday, Dawn, Trebarwith

You may have seen my pictures from Trebarwith Strand in previous posts.  It’s a place I like to return to.  With all the terrible weather we’ve been having I wondered how the little village was coping.  I was unable to park in my usual place and set up on the rocks down on the beach because the waves were crashing over the the little wall and onto the road but because of the rocks I’ve photographed often, the waves were really a spent force by the time they reached the road and with the exception of the public toilets that looked as though they’d been flooded repeatedly, the small businesses that cater to the tourist trade looked like they’d weather the storms without damage. To get a couple of pictures I drove up to the Port William pub that sits on the cliff.  With so little light and wtithout a tripod, I upped the ISO to permit a hand-held shot, hence the rather grainy appearance.  I hope you enjoy the picture nonetheless.

Dawn Trebarwith

24mm f/11 1/100 sec. ISO-800

If you read my last post, you’ll know I was quite upset about a young photography student’s experience with a particular teacher at Truro College here in Cornwall.  I wanted to emphasise that Truro College is an excellent place to study and I didn’t want the antics of one particular teacher to detract from the excellent work they do so I took the post down.

28 responses

  1. Beautiful image, Adrian, hand-held or not…it captures the mood of the place exceedingly well.

    February 16, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    • Thank you Scott! :-)

      February 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      • You are most welcome. :)

        February 17, 2014 at 4:10 am

      • :-)

        February 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm

  2. So beautiful!
    I do understand why you love this place!

    February 16, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    • Thank you Hans, the north coast of Cornwall really is so very beautiful, wild and rugged.

      February 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

  3. Lovely shot, Chilli. Your weather has been rather spectacular this winter since it’s even been mentioned in our ethnocentric media.

    February 16, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    • Thank you Gunta. :-)

      February 16, 2014 at 10:29 pm

  4. Nice shot, the ability of shooting in difficult environments thanks to the ability to go to higher ISO never ceases to amaze me. Wonderful work.

    February 16, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    • Thanks Randall. It’s a useful feature of modern DSLRs that’s for sure.

      February 17, 2014 at 12:31 am

      • The ability to shoot in such contrasting environments… I think I will always be in awe :-)

        February 17, 2014 at 12:33 am

      • This is true. Perhaps the message got through to those that need to know. I certainly think Gayles parents should have made a formal complaint.

        February 17, 2014 at 12:34 am

  5. robert87004

    I understand why you took that post down, I probably would have too. However, once a school (business, whatever) is aware of a person’s questionable performance, they should be held responsible as well.

    February 17, 2014 at 12:30 am

  6. Impressive photo, Adrian. It certainly has an air of surrender about it, as though the coast line has just given itself up to the whims of mother nature. I’m glad there wasn’t too much damage. :)

    February 17, 2014 at 12:36 am

    • Thank you Sylvia, it’s been a tough six weeks or so. I never thought when I posted those pictures of the huge waves over the church at Porthleven that this was just the start. Thankfully now it is all calming down although lots more rain today so the flooding misery continues for many.

      February 17, 2014 at 3:28 pm

  7. So moody there, and I think this is beautiful!

    February 17, 2014 at 1:19 am

    • Thank you so much Karen. This was the tail end of the storm that took my dustbin to who knows where.. it might turn up. :-)

      February 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm

  8. Great image Adrian… the moody, brooding feel, very appropriate considering the recent weather.

    February 17, 2014 at 6:51 am

    • Thank you Mark. It was that kind of morning. The sun was up but you barely knew it..

      February 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm

  9. wunderfull !! I like your pictures !

    February 17, 2014 at 9:26 am

    • Thank you very much Karine!

      February 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm

  10. Bold composition and colours remind me of the Newlyn School somehow…..

    February 17, 2014 at 9:32 am

    • Interesting, thank you Simon!

      February 17, 2014 at 3:31 pm

  11. When I saw on the news the terrible weather Cornwall was getting I thought of you – and I see you ARE capturing it … as I thought you would be. ;)

    February 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    • It has been a tough six weeks in the South-west and in many other parts too. At least the very high winds seem to be easing at last.

      February 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm

  12. Stunning! I’d love to capture a shot like this. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

    February 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    • Thank you, such a lovely compliment :-) I hope that you will Sara.

      February 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

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