I’m back..

That’s if you’d noticed I’d gone so to speak.  :-) August has been a month of highs and lows that unfortunately haven’t left room for visiting your blogs and responding to comments on mine so my apologies.

At the beginning of the month, I had a major PC Motherboard meltdown, that left me without a computer for about 10 days.  I was then visiting with my blogging friend Poppy for a week, taking lots of Photographs and enjoying a real break which did me the world of good but, within a few days I was in hospital for major abdominal surgery.  I’m recovering well however and hopefully in the next week, I’m going to get to grips with my blog and catch up with yours so thank you for your patience…

This picture was taken at dawn on Chapel Porth beach.  A glorious morning and as ever, when I’m on the beach at dawn, it was a wonderful start to the day..

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89 responses

  1. Beautiful tones as always and I hope you’ll be fine soon, great to have you back :)

    August 31, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    • Thank you Trish! :-) Much appreciated.

      August 31, 2014 at 8:43 pm

  2. Sublime colours. Sorry to hear about the problems, I hope you continue to make a good recovery and able to get back out there to do what you do so well.
    Take it easy :)
    Jude xx

    August 31, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    • Thank you Jude for your very kind words. I’m still taking things quite slowly but getting there. :-)

      August 31, 2014 at 8:42 pm

  3. Absolutely gorgeous capture of these pastels! Thanks for sharing the photo.

    August 31, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    • Thank you Mike. You’re very welcome!

      August 31, 2014 at 8:41 pm

  4. Hi Adrian, welcome back! And I did miss your new publications. I wish you a speedy recovery and a durable new PC! Take care mate, I demand/wish for lots more wonderful photos that pop up in your viewer!! All the best

    August 31, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    • Thank you Chris! Very much appreciated! :-)

      August 31, 2014 at 8:41 pm

  5. I was getting rather concerned, but hoped you were just busy doing great things. Seems we all get hit with these bad patches every now and again. Glad to see you back! Fantastic colors in this image (my favorites)!

    August 31, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    • Thank you Gunta. I’m well on the mend now. The pastel colours in this particular sunrise were really quite exceptional. As I said to Sylvia, this picture is pretty much straight out of the camera. No processing was required beyond converting the RAW to jpeg for posting. It really was a very beautiful morning. One of those that makes you feel so very glad to be alive. :-)

      August 31, 2014 at 8:41 pm

  6. Yeah! Welcome! Beautiful picture!

    August 31, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    • Thank you very much!

      August 31, 2014 at 8:38 pm

  7. A quick and hearty recovery for you Adrian. Glad you are on the mend.

    August 31, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    • Thanks Mike, much appreciated! :-)

      August 31, 2014 at 8:37 pm

  8. Fabulous image, Adrian. The colours are out of this world. :) I’ve been wondering where you were and was thinking of sending you a message to see if you were okay. Sorry you’ve not been well, and glad to know you’re recovering nicely.

    August 31, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    • Thank you very much Sylvia. I’m well on the mend now. The colours were exceptional the morning I took this photograph. The whole coastline was bathed in that wonderful golden glow. This picture is straight from the camera with minimal processing. None were needed. A quite exceptional sunrise. :-)

      August 31, 2014 at 8:37 pm

  9. We all need a break at times! I’ve had four major ops for my Crohn’s so totally understand how much it can take to recover. My photography and the great outdoors have always been a blessing when I’m not feeling great. A beautiful image as ever :-)

    August 31, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    • Thank you very much Sarah. I’m sorry to hear about your problems with Crohn’s, such a very unpleasant condition. As you say, photography and the great outdoors can be a such a great healer. :-)

      August 31, 2014 at 8:35 pm

  10. Hope your recovery is complete and speedier than expected.

    I wouldn’t worry about reading what has gone by; just jump in to the current stuff, otherwise you’ll never catch up (I speak from experience).

    August 31, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    • Thank you so much Emilio! I think I’ll have to take your advice. My WordPress inbox is overflowing..

      August 31, 2014 at 8:32 pm

  11. My husband’s two-year-old iMac is dying and of course, Apple can find nothing wrong with it. We’ve ordered him a new one, but I hope it gets here before his machine dies altogether. Sorry to hear about the problems, but life does that to us.

    Thanks for the lovely photo and update. Take care of yourself. The blog will wait patiently.


    August 31, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    • Thank you Nancy. I feel better by the day. I hope your husband’s Mac issues are soon resolved. :-)

      September 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm

  12. Pat

    love the layers of color/

    August 31, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    • Thank you Pat! :-)

      September 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

  13. You were missed, nice to see you back.

    August 31, 2014 at 9:48 pm

  14. Amazing colors in the sky and sea.

    August 31, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    • They were indeed Lou! Thanks for your comment. :-)

      September 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

  15. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

    August 31, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    • Thank you so much! :-)

      September 1, 2014 at 1:37 pm

  16. Welcome back my friend. I am glad all is well and I am looking forward to you sharing more glorious moments.

    August 31, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    • Thank you Bente. I’m looking forward to that too! :-)

      September 1, 2014 at 1:37 pm

  17. I second Emilio’s advice…living in China, we often have extended times when internet service is intentionally disrupted (for whole provinces, etc. for weeks or longer). When that happened in the past, I would feel like I had to go back and try to catch up, but it’s not really practical. Especially as you are recovering. Just delete and start fresh :). All bloggers have times when life keeps us out of the loop. Glad you are back…I enjoy seeing your photography so much!

    August 31, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    • Thank you Sylvia. I will follow yours and Emilio’s advice I think. It takes a lot of time just keeping one step ahead let alone going back much as I’d like to. :-)

      September 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  18. Beautiful! I hope you’re getting better after surgery, Adrian xo

    September 1, 2014 at 12:32 am

    • Thank you Marina. Much appreciated :-)

      September 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  19. Glad to see you’re back.

    September 1, 2014 at 2:42 am

    • Thank you very much Jonathan!

      September 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  20. Welcome back Adrian, pleased to hear you’re on the mend.

    September 1, 2014 at 5:26 am

    • Thank you Simon. Shouldn’t be too long now and I’ll be back on that clifftop at dawn.. Going into my favourite time of year now. The tourist season is widing down and the light is sublime.. when the sun shines that is. Fingers crossed for a better Autumn than the August we’ve just had. :-)

      September 1, 2014 at 1:41 pm

  21. Good to hear you’re on the mend.

    September 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

    • Thank you very much Lignum! :-)

      September 1, 2014 at 1:41 pm

  22. leecleland

    I did miss your photographs, they have a very distinctive style and this one is amazing. The colour on the far cliffs really gives the whole image a glow. Glad you are back and mending well.

    September 1, 2014 at 11:38 am

    • Thank you Lee. It’s nice to be missed! :-)

      September 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm

  23. Welcome back Adrian – I did miss your posts and am happy to see you’re back! Hope your recovery is faster and easier than you expect. Catching up on blogs now that your PC issues are resolved will be a nice way to pass the time :-)

    September 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm

  24. Welcome back and yes I did notice you were MIA :) glad you’re recovering well and looking forward to more posts and images.

    September 1, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    • Thank you very much Edith. Very kind of you to say.

      September 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

  25. Cynthia

    Good to see your post. Sending good thoughts your way. ;)

    September 1, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    • Thank you Cynthia, that’s very sweet of you to say. :-)

      September 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

  26. Good to have you back Adrian, and take care as it sounds you’ve had a stressful August. Hope all is now OK?

    September 1, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    • Thank you Mark. It sounds like you’ve had one too. Moving home is a fairly major stress I know. I hope you’re all settled in very soon. :-)

      September 2, 2014 at 8:59 am

  27. I wondered where you were, Adrian….nice to see you back.

    September 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    • Thank you Malcolm. I’ll hopefully be fully charged and back in the running very soon.

      September 2, 2014 at 11:13 am

  28. Hope you feel better soon!

    September 1, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    • Thank you Kitt! :-)

      September 2, 2014 at 11:13 am

  29. Absolutely outstanding scene! Nice to see you up and around and it’s been a rough ride for me as well for a while now.
    My mom was in hospital and I just put her on hospice this weekend. 2014 has been a tough year.

    September 1, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    • Thank you Phil. I’m sorry to hear of your own problems. I hope your mum will be as comfortable as she can be in the hospice. My thoughts are with you.

      September 2, 2014 at 11:14 am

  30. Absolutely missed your fabulous images & am so happy to see this glorious one. I don’t comment very much, but I do appreciate your posts & that you always mention your settings with your shots…very helpful for me. I hope you are feeling better & suffer no pain & feel stronger every day.

    September 1, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    • Thank you Deanna. That’s so nice to hear. I will endeavour to be up and posting regularly very soon. :-)

      September 2, 2014 at 11:14 am

  31. So sorry to hear of your surgery, best wishes for a smooth recovery. Lovely scene – looking forward to your return.

    September 2, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    • Thank you so much Mary! :-)

      September 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm

  32. Another great photo. Sorry to hear about your problems (medical and IT) and I hope you are recovering well from both!

    September 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    • Thank you Rhys. My PC and I are recovering nicely thank you! :-)

      September 2, 2014 at 7:11 pm

  33. A beautiful photo!

    September 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    • Thank you Hans!

      September 2, 2014 at 7:11 pm

  34. Beautiful colors Adrian, muted but also so sharp with action and life… Also, great to have you back! Get well and enjoy!

    September 4, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    • Thank you very much Randall! :-)

      September 7, 2014 at 11:06 am

  35. I missed you, most definitely, Adrian. I’m so sorry to hear of your excursion into the surgical theatre, Truth to tell, I had wondered if MS had re-surfaced and relieved to hear it hasn’t. All the best for a speedy recovery my friend. It’s good to see you posting again.

    September 4, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    • Thank you Andy! Thankfully not the MS. I’m now feeling much better and raring to go..! :-)

      September 7, 2014 at 11:06 am

  36. Pastel, right out of the box color! Absolutely gorgeous.

    September 4, 2014 at 10:29 pm

  37. I posted my comment in excitement of the image, then I read your post. Hope you are feeling much better.

    September 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    • Thank you Elena! I’m feeling much better! :-)

      September 7, 2014 at 11:07 am

  38. I am sorry to hear that you have been through so much stressful problems over the last month. I hope you are recovering nicely and smoothly from the surgery. The photo is gorgeous with such delicate colour tones. Wish you all the best, Adrian.

    September 6, 2014 at 9:18 am

    • Thank you Otto! I am feeling much better now and all data salvaged so could have been worse! :-)

      September 7, 2014 at 11:09 am

  39. Wow, not fair, not at all fair. I’m glad you did have that happy trip though. And I see the comment reply above mine, which reassures me that all is – well, at least better in Chillbrookland. Take care. Beautiful photo, and appropriate.

    September 7, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    • Thank you Lynn. I had a wonderfuf time visiting with Poppy and I’m now recovering well. I’m still sleeping a good bit more than usual but a lot of healing to go on I guess. Thank you once again for your concern. I’m good now. :-)

      September 8, 2014 at 3:01 pm

  40. I’ve been hoping things were all right – so glad to hear you’re on the mend if not OK just yet ….. and views/experiences like this do wonders for your spirit!

    September 9, 2014 at 6:30 am

    • Thank you Noeline. I’m getting there. This week as you know has been stunning weatherwise and I’ve been out twice this week taking photographs which has been just such a tonic. I’m certainly getting back to where I want to be.. :-)

      September 11, 2014 at 2:58 pm

  41. Hi Adrian, I’m sorry to hear you had such a rough month(!) but certainly happy to know that you are now on the mend.
    I’m just getting caught up after being away myself… That photograph is sublime, and even thought the waves look powerful it has an incredible peacefulness to it.
    I hope things are continuing to improve! Best wishes sent you way.

    September 9, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    • Thank you Karen, that’s very kind. That was a beautiful morning on the beach and I’ve been out twice this week with the camera so I’m definitely getting back to it. The dawn colours keep still surprising me. It’s always different. The pastels in this one were right out of the paint box as Elena said. I hope you had a great trip away! :-)

      September 11, 2014 at 3:01 pm

  42. Welcome back Chillbrook! I was wondering if you had disappeared or if my timing was off but either way I did plan to pop in and inquire soon. Gorgeous pastels in this photo, a lovely reward for getting up to greet the sun. You’re in our hearts while you’re on the mend!

    September 10, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    • Thank you Vivian. I really so appreciate your kind words. I’m gradually getting back up to speed. I’ve been out on two shoots this week so that can’t be bad. It’s been such a superb week here weather wise. The sun has taken on a gentler glow. This really is my favourite time of year. :-)

      September 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm

  43. poppytump

    I know I’m up to date with everything ChillB but having briefly struck lucky with an internet hotspot here in France I just wanted to say what an all round harmonious scene there you’ve captured .
    The colours remind me of the various types of invitingly delicious glaces and sorbets over here :-)
    What a whizzy time in the most literal of terms of photography we had during your holiday week with us I shan’t forget it in a hurry … Nemesis… Oblivion … SMILER … oh how we laughed :-D

    September 13, 2014 at 11:49 am

    • Thank you Poppy. I’m so grateful to you for one of the best weeks of my life. And yes, I havn’t laughed like we did for a very long time. What a tremedous tonic that was. :-) x

      September 17, 2014 at 6:11 pm

  44. Sounds like you’ve had a difficult go lately. Recover soon, Adrian. And, of course, stunning image.

    September 18, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    • Thank you very much Lynne! I’m getting there.. :-)

      September 18, 2014 at 5:16 pm

  45. SUPER!

    September 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    • Thank you!

      September 28, 2014 at 7:31 pm