St Ives Harbour..

With just a day before the Royal Cornwall Show opens where this year, in the West Country Arts and Crafts Marquee, I have my own stand, my house looks more like a warehouse.  With bubble wrapped framed prints, mounted prints in cellophane bags and boxes of cards and other sundries spread about finding somewhere to sit has become a pressing issue.  Having been so very organised, as the opening day approaches, it all feels a bit chaotic with a ton of things to think about and others things yet to do.  It’ll all come together I’m sure.

Taking a break, I’m still working through the photographs I took whilst Poppy was here.  I think in my last post I mentioned there’d be more from St Ives and  I think this picture gives you a sense of that very special light I talked about.  Here it can be seen, working its magic on an overcast shot of the harbour at low tide.  Click on the image for a clearer sharper view. :-)

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70 responses

  1. Reblogged this on VIVIMETALIUN.

    June 3, 2014 at 6:21 pm

  2. Those clouds look about ready to drown everything in a torrent. Wishing you great good luck with the Show.

    June 3, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    • Thank you Gunta. We managed to dodge the showers. Not sure we’ll be able to do that at the show but we’re every hopeful! :-)

      June 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm

  3. englandliebhaber

    beautiful photo

    June 3, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    • Thank you very much Maria! :-)

      June 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm

  4. For the 19 years I lived in Cornwall I never actually went to the Royal Cornwall Show and I am not sure if I am missing something because nearly everybody else I I know has been. I like your shot especially the blue in the sky. Hope you have a good time at RCS.

    June 3, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    • Thanks Ben. Looking round today at people setting up etc, I think it’ll be a good show. Always very busy whatever the weather but hopefully the sun will come out. The show, and the rest of Cornwall, has suffered terribly with the weather for the last five years so we all deserve a break. Ever optimistic :-)

      June 3, 2014 at 7:57 pm

  5. Give ’em hell Adrian.

    June 3, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    • Thank you Mike! Much appreciated my friend!

      June 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm

  6. Beautiful Adrian and good luck with the show.

    June 3, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    • Thank you very much Edith. Much appreciated! :-)

      June 4, 2014 at 5:30 pm

  7. I love the light and dramatic sky in this picture! I wish I could visit your stand at the show. :)

    June 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    • Thank you Camilla! I wish you could too. I’ll be posting photos etc when it’s all over. :-)

      June 4, 2014 at 5:30 pm

  8. An appropriate image, the calm before the storm! Good luck, hope you can enjoy the show :-)

    June 3, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    • Thank you Sarah. I’m really looking forward to the show. I have a lot of help so I should get the chance to take a look around! :-)

      June 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      • Glad you’ve got help!! It’s been a few years since I last went to a county show but I really enjoy them :-)

        June 4, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      • Thank you Sarah, it was a fun show. I’ll post this week at some point. :-)

        June 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      • Brilliant! Glad it went well for you and you had fun too :-)

        June 10, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      • :-)

        June 10, 2014 at 7:38 pm

  9. Good luck and . . . that’s a heck of a tide.

    Perhaps a timelapse . . . ?

    By the way, the comment issue is third party cookies.
    Even after I allow WordPress and cornwallphotographic, I still can’t post a comment unless I allow all third party cookies.

    I suspect the “other” 3rd party cookies have to do with advertising, tracking, or some other site that wants to set a cookie.

    I’m ambivalent about this as I don’t appear to have control over what is being tracked. I’ll have to decide what I ultimately want to do about this. By the way, some of it is under your control. Some sites allow me to comment by just entering name and e-mails. Some just need me to be logged into WordPress (or twitter, or facebook). Yours and a number of others want all the above and to set cookies, as well.

    June 3, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    • Thank you Emilio. The tide is routinely over 5 metres. I’ve checked my settings and un-checked the commentators need to be logged in etc to comment. That was the only setting I could find that might affect cookies left.

      June 4, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      • Testing . . . testing . . .

        June 5, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      • Did not work.

        June 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      • OK, it did work, but it’s in moderation. I’m guessing that is one of the functions of the cookies.

        Also, you should know that someone without a WordPress, Twitter, or Facebook account cannot comment on your blog.

        On the regular wordpress account (like mine), I allow people who do not have accounts to leave a comment as long as they enter a valid e-mail address and name.

        The reason I do that is that I know people who are not on any of those three social media sites, and this way they can enter a comment with just their names and e-mail.

        You might be missing out on some readers interacting with the site. You can test this out using an incognito window (or equivalent), and trying to leave a comment with an e-mail different than what you use to log into your blog.

        June 5, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      • Hi Emilio, Thanks for your comments and advice. I’ve checked the setting that allows people who are not logged in to comment now.

        June 6, 2014 at 7:32 pm

  10. Good luck at the show Adrian… to let us know how you got on 😊

    June 3, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    • Thank you Mark. I will do a post when it’s all over I expect. I’ve taken a few photos of the setting up etc. :-)

      June 4, 2014 at 5:25 pm

  11. Oh, nice place, ant the perspective and dramatic sky makes it even nicer.

    June 3, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    • Thank you Bente, very much! :-)

      June 4, 2014 at 5:25 pm

  12. Beautiful shot Adrian, just incredible contrast with the sand & sky. Brilliant.

    June 4, 2014 at 1:37 am

    • Thank you Randall. Much appreciated. The light down there in St Ives is certainly quite special.

      June 4, 2014 at 5:24 pm

  13. Never have I ever seen a sky as foreboding as that, absolutely incredible. Great Shot!

    June 4, 2014 at 4:00 am

    • Thank you so much Lara! :-)

      June 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm

  14. Drama in spadefulls! What a contrast between the threatening sky and the tranquility of that strand of sand. All the best for the Show – hope you make a good few sales.

    June 4, 2014 at 7:41 am

    • Thank you very much Andy. A few sales would be nice! :-)

      June 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm

  15. Best wishes for the show, but you can’t miss:)

    June 4, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    • Aww, thank you Elena. :-)

      June 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm

  16. What an amazing sky, Adrian. The light is beautiful, and gives your image an air of surrealism. Good luck with the show. I’m sure everyone will love your work. :)

    June 4, 2014 at 8:09 pm

  17. You could stand there 365 times a year and get a different shot – what a great unique picture!!

    June 5, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    • Thank you very much. Appreciate your visit! :-)

      June 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm

  18. That is amazing light, and colour! I like how the sky is inky in places, beautiful!

    June 5, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    • Best wishes with your show, Adrian. Your exhibit will be stunning.

      June 5, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      • Thank you Karen! :-)

        June 10, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    • Thank you very much Karen. :-)

      June 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm

  19. Fantastic photography

    June 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    • Thank you very much Lou! :-)

      June 10, 2014 at 7:32 pm

  20. There is something very special about the landscape in Cornwall – and you capture it so beautifully. Another gorgeous image where the contrast between the sunlit harbour and the dark clouds is amazing. Good luck at the Royal Cornwall Show, Adrian.

    June 7, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    • Thank you Otto. I do my best! :-)

      June 10, 2014 at 7:32 pm

  21. Have a great show Adrian – hope you’re planning to post some photos of the exhibit. This one is glorious!

    June 8, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    • Thank you very much Tina. I appreciate your comment very much! :-)

      June 10, 2014 at 7:33 pm

  22. Such drama in your skies there, Adrian….beautiful, as always. I hope your show went well….I can’t imagine it not doing so. :)

    June 9, 2014 at 3:06 pm

  23. The light through those inky dark clouds is nothing short of amazing. A spectacular shot!

    June 10, 2014 at 12:48 am

    • and all best for a wonderful show!

      June 10, 2014 at 12:49 am

    • Thank you Patti and thanks re the show. It was a lot of fun. I’ll be posting later this week! :-)

      June 10, 2014 at 7:34 pm

  24. Very beautiful picture. The computer screen isn’t big enough to accurately present it.

    June 10, 2014 at 6:54 am

    • Thank you Shimon. I printed this picture today at A2 and framed it and I have to say, I’m really quite pleased with it. :-)

      June 10, 2014 at 7:37 pm

  25. very dramatic clouds and a beautiful picture :)

    June 10, 2014 at 8:19 am

    • Thank you Joshi! :-)

      June 10, 2014 at 7:37 pm

  26. Magnificent scene, Adrian. I hope the Royal Cornwall Show went well and you sold some prints?

    June 11, 2014 at 5:50 am

    • Thank you very much Simon. The show did go well and I did sell some prints. I’m working on a post to follow up at the moment. :-)

      June 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm

  27. Hope the show went well (fingers crossed). Was it outside? As you probably know, I’ve been showing outside for years and have seen everything that can possibly go wrong (and right). Looking forward to all the details. Love the picture too.. John

    June 11, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    • Hi John, Thank you. I was inside a marquee and it all went quite well. I’m just writing a post as a follow up on the show.. watch this space. :-)

      June 12, 2014 at 4:45 pm

  28. Lovely photo of a great place!

    June 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    • Thank you very much Hans!

      June 12, 2014 at 4:45 pm

  29. The depth you have achieved is compelling. Beautiful.

    June 12, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    • Thank you so much Elena! :-)

      June 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm