Postcards from Polperro

Polperro is a small working fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall.  Some might say it is the quintessential Cornish fishing village and as a result, receives many visitors each year.  The road into the village is so narrow and space so limited that traffic is restricted and visitors are required to park at the top of the village and walk down.

There is a shuttle bus from the car park to the centre of the village and I guess Polperro has become a bit of a working theme park and up until now, for this reason perhaps, I have resisted making the trip.  However, with fellow photographer and blogging friend Poppy visiting, it seemed like a good time take a look around.  As it turned out, it was a real picture postcard sort of day so here’s a selection of my picture postcards. Click on the images for a sharper, clearer view.. :-)

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36 responses

  1. Yvonne Theze


    Hope you feeling better.

    Really super photos. Love the area. X mum

    Sent from my iPad


    May 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    • I am thank you Mum! :-) x

      May 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

  2. Oh my, those folks living there must have a fantastic view. I wonder how they fared during last winter’s storms? Great postcards for sure!!! :D

    May 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    • I think it was a case of just batterning down the hatches Gunta. Certainly a pretty place to live. :-)

      May 18, 2014 at 9:02 pm

  3. Janice

    Love this place, we try to go down for a week every year. Great friendly place to stay, Great photo’s you had a good day :)

    May 18, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    • Thank you Janice. We did have a good day. :-)

      May 19, 2014 at 5:32 am

  4. poppytump

    It really was a glorious day to trundle down to the fishing harbour and enjoy the Cornish sunshine – if not our much anticipated first Cornish Pasty of the season – ChillB ;-) and so lovely to have such a variety of views to work with for an afternoon of photography .
    What a great workout that was for Apollo …. although I think maybe St Ives comes tops for that … looking forward to those ;-) x

    May 18, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    • It was Poppy wasn’t it. Very much picture postcard stuff. I think St Ives comes up in a couple of post’s time.. It was such a full week I keep losing track of which day was what! :-)x

      May 19, 2014 at 6:01 am

  5. What a lovely place. I like it! Nice postcards, Adrian.

    May 19, 2014 at 12:21 am

    • Thank you very much Bente! :-)

      May 19, 2014 at 6:01 am

  6. What a beautiful series, what a beautiful day! Great photos, and the second shot really does it for me…a perfect place to spend the day/week/month/year/life…

    May 19, 2014 at 12:45 am

    • Thank you Randall. It can get a little too busy with visitors but there has to be some price to pay for living in such a pretty little place I guess. I have considered moving but I quite like the space I have where I am. It’s only a few miles away if I want to visit. :-)

      May 19, 2014 at 6:04 am

      • Now that is heaven ~ :-)

        May 19, 2014 at 8:42 am

  7. Lovely looking view and great photos.

    May 19, 2014 at 6:26 am

    • Thank you very much Jere!

      May 19, 2014 at 10:15 am

  8. David John

    Hi I don’t know whether this gets to you, but here goes. I am really enjoying your posts and having lived in Bristol for a good while used to travel ‘down south’ as often as I could. Seeing the pics you are posting is a great pleasure. Thank you.


    May 19, 2014 at 10:50 am

    • Thank you very much David! Your comment is much appreciated!

      May 19, 2014 at 2:16 pm

  9. Beautiful images, Adrian…very inviting.

    May 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    • Thank you very much indeed Scott!

      May 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      • Most welcome. :)

        May 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm

  10. What a beautiful series of photographs.

    May 19, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    • Thank you Mary! :-)

      May 19, 2014 at 6:11 pm

  11. YorkshireRascal

    A beautiful series of photographs of a beautiful place for sure :)

    May 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    • Thank you very much Mitch. Having avoided Polperro for so long, I think I’ll be visiting again for sure. The village is south facing so I’d like to get some sunrise shots, taking advantage of the much softer light. :-)

      May 19, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      • Thank you Joshi, it is a beautiful place. I would like to return when the light is softer, dawn perhaps, but although not perfect for the sort of photography I like to do, it was fun producing the ‘postcards’. :-)

        May 20, 2014 at 5:35 pm

  12. so beautiful :)

    May 20, 2014 at 1:31 pm

  13. Looks good enough to visit! : )

    May 20, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    • It was worthwhile Karen, we had a good day. The Cornish pastie wasn’t the best but the handmade Cornish clotted cream fudge made up for it. I think I’ll be back in the autumn when the visitors have gone home.. :-)

      May 20, 2014 at 8:58 pm

  14. A stunning good serie!

    May 20, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    • Thank you very much Hans! :-)

      May 20, 2014 at 8:58 pm

  15. What a pretty little village and not a tourist in sight!

    May 21, 2014 at 8:05 am

    • Ahh now that takes a lot of patience Andy and the occasional judicious use of the clone stamp tool when it’s clear the waiting game isn’t going to work. ;-) I was beginning to think the seagull in the first shot had been stuffed and placed there for photographers such as myself but then it turned and looked directly at me. As I wasn’t carrying chips or a pasty, it calmly turned back into profile. Waiting for a ‘tourist’ that was no doubt. :-)

      May 21, 2014 at 4:11 pm

  16. Fantastic photos, really inviting ;)

    May 22, 2014 at 6:29 am

    • Thank you Julia! :-)

      May 22, 2014 at 11:18 am

  17. Lovely set Adrian although I am sensing the 14mm affect (perspective warp) on the first shot (this comment is tied in with my previous 14mm enquiry)

    May 28, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    • Thank you Scott!

      May 29, 2014 at 3:41 pm