Thank you Michelle..

I’d just like to say thank you to Michelle from WordPress who contacted me last week to say that I am now, and I’m very proud to say this, a WordPress recommended photography blog.  Since receiving this news, I’ve gained a lot of new followers so I’d like to welcome you all to Cornwall Photographic and hope that you enjoy my posts.

These photographs were taken at a smashing little beach called Porthcothnan on the north coast of Cornwall.  Up until last winter, just around the cliff on the left, there was a huge rock that had a hole worn through it forming an arch, a bit like the one at Durdle Door in Dorset.  One could get to it at low tide only.  Sadly, it was smashed to pieces in the severe storms of last winter.  Lets hope we don’t have a repeat of all that this winter.  This rock arch was one of those features that I kept telling myself, I must check the tides and go down and take some pictures.  I missed my chance and it’s now lost forever.  Definitely a lesson to be learned in there somewhere.  Click on the images for a sharper, clearer view.. :-)

Wave - Porthcothnan70mm f/11 1/250 sec. ISO-100

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71 responses

  1. Congratulations! I think that recommendation just confirms what a lot of photography enthusiasts already knew! Great however you get recognized this way in your quality work!

    October 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    • Thank you very much. That’s a very kind comment. I appreciate it very much!:)

      October 21, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      • Adrian, you do deserve it, your dedication and determination to become an even better photographer than you are is inspiring. Apart from your aesthetic eye and wonderful feeling for framing and composition, you also are able to tell and teach in a warm, passionate and human style. So, they should make you their ONE photoblog recomamendation :-)

        October 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      • Thanks Chris!! :-)

        October 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm

  2. Another benchmark earned and deserved! Warm congratulations from your long-term fans across the pond, Chillbrook. :-)

    October 20, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    • Thank you Vivian. I do really appreciate the support you’ve been giving pretty much since I started this blog nearly 3 years ago, thank you again!:)

      October 21, 2014 at 4:41 pm

  3. Congratulations! And good advice re the missed opportunity :)

    October 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    • Thank you Jude! Yep, always take your chances when they are presented to you, they may well not come around again!

      October 21, 2014 at 4:39 pm

  4. Well done Adrian 😊

    October 20, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    • And to you Mark! Thank you!:)

      October 21, 2014 at 4:38 pm

  5. amazing!! well deserved and stunning beach photos as usual!

    October 20, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    • Thank you Marina. I was vaguely aware that WordPress had recommended blogs in different categories but I didn’t think for one moment my blog would ever be on that list. I’m chuffed to bits!:)

      October 21, 2014 at 4:38 pm

  6. Congratulations!

    October 20, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    • Cheers Mike!

      October 21, 2014 at 4:37 pm

  7. Congratulations, doesn’t surprise me your photographs are consistently of the highest quality w/fascinating elements of interest. These two are no exception, love the opening scene ~ best to you.

    October 20, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    • Thank you so much Mary. Such a lovely comment!:)

      October 21, 2014 at 4:36 pm

  8. Congratulations on the news!


    October 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    • Thank you Nancy!:)

      October 21, 2014 at 4:36 pm

  9. Congratulation!

    . . . and again, well deserved.

    October 20, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    • Thank you very much Emilio!

      October 21, 2014 at 4:35 pm

  10. This is such an honour, and marvellous news, Adrian. Congratulations to you. Great images of your coastline. :) Sorry you missed your chance with the arch.

    October 20, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    • Thank you so much Sylvia. This really was a big surprise. It is a shame about the arch. The storms of last winter destroyed an awful lot of coastline and quite a few lives of course.

      October 21, 2014 at 4:35 pm

  11. Congratulations!! Xxx

    October 20, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    • Thank you Barbie!:)

      October 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm

  12. Beautiful pictures, enjoyed looking at them. Sea always has my attention. Perhaps because i live far from it.

    October 20, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    • Thank you very much Ellen. I couldn’t stand to be too far from the ocean I don’t think. Something so very special about it!

      October 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm

  13. This are super photo’s

    October 20, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    • Thank you so much Lou! Your support is always so much appreciated!:)

      October 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm

  14. storki

    Congratulations, very well deserved!

    October 21, 2014 at 12:18 am

    • Thank you Storki! :)

      October 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm

  15. Well deserved! Congratulations.

    October 21, 2014 at 12:49 am

    • Thank you very much Mr Wood or is it Mr Dragon..? Perhaps I’ll just stick with Lignum. Lignum, your comment is much appreciated!:-)

      October 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm

  16. Well done, you deserve it. I always enjoy looking at your photos.

    October 21, 2014 at 1:15 am

    • Thank you Andrew!

      October 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm

  17. Terrific shots Adrian. Congrats on the honour from WordPress.

    October 21, 2014 at 3:07 am

    • Thank you very much Edith. It was a nice surprise, getting this news.

      October 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

  18. Congratulations, Adrian!

    October 21, 2014 at 3:32 am

    • Thank you Dave!

      October 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

  19. Congratulations, Chillbrook. Well recommended.

    October 21, 2014 at 6:05 am

    • Thank you so much Shimon, much appreciated!

      October 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm

  20. Congratulations Adrian! It’s so well deserved!! :D

    October 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    • Thank you Camilla!

      October 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm

  21. Sincere congrats Adrian, well-deserved. Must admit I wasn’t aware there was such a thing! And beautiful captures as always!

    October 21, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    • Thank you Tina. I wasn’t either to be honest but if you visit the WordPress homepage, there are various categories of blog listed, travel, food, photography etc with links to recommended blogs in each category for people to browse. :-)

      October 21, 2014 at 8:04 pm

  22. Congratulation on a well deserved honor!

    October 22, 2014 at 5:51 am

    • Thank you very much Philip!

      October 22, 2014 at 8:21 am

  23. Congratulations, Chillbrook. Very well deserved. Blessings to you, my friend.

    October 22, 2014 at 6:38 am

    • Thank you Isabella! So lovely to hear from you. I hope all is well!

      October 22, 2014 at 8:21 am

      • Thank you, Adrian. Believing in the power of prayer and healing, and trusting that all will be well. Hoping you’re keeping well too. You’re photography is amazing as always – a joy to see. Bless you.

        October 22, 2014 at 8:33 am

      • Thank you so much Isabella. I wish you well! :-)

        October 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm

  24. congratulations and very powerful photo :)

    October 22, 2014 at 6:57 am

    • Thank you very much Joshi!

      October 22, 2014 at 8:22 am

  25. Congratulations it is a very deserved WP recommendation. These photos show just why, they are brilliant

    October 22, 2014 at 9:53 am

    • Thank you so much! :-)

      October 22, 2014 at 8:24 pm

  26. nice going Adrian, congratulations

    October 22, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    • Thank you very much indeed John!

      October 23, 2014 at 4:31 am

  27. Congratulations with yet another achievement, Adrian. And it’s very deserved – and of course good news for attracting more readers to your blog. As always your images on this post are awesome.

    October 23, 2014 at 11:50 am

    • Thank you so much Otto! You’re too kind. Have a great week in Cuba. I wish I were attending the workshop. Maybe next time!

      October 23, 2014 at 7:26 pm

  28. Congratulations, Adrian, well deserved!

    October 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    • Thank you Bente! :-)

      October 23, 2014 at 7:25 pm

  29. Congratulations Adrian and very well deserved.

    October 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    • Thank you very much Andy. It was quite a surprise, out of the blue. :-)

      October 23, 2014 at 7:24 pm

  30. Congratulations Adrian. Your work is inspiring! :)

    October 24, 2014 at 3:40 am

    • Thank you very much Norma! That’s very kind! :-)

      October 24, 2014 at 7:19 am

  31. Pure art! Well done!

    October 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    • Thank you again Hans!

      October 25, 2014 at 3:11 pm

  32. You have a great blog, Adrian, so I’m not surprised you are now on the Recommended List. Congratulations!

    October 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    • Thank you very much Malcolm. Much appreciated!

      October 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm

  33. Absolutely fantastic, and another very well deserved honor ~ best wishes to you!

    November 9, 2014 at 3:46 am

    • This really came out of the blue. Thank you very much once again! :-)

      November 9, 2014 at 9:45 am