Chapel Porth, September..

I think I’ve mentioned before that we had an incredible September weatherwise here in Cornwall and with the summer tourist season over and most children back in school, the beaches were deserted.

These two girls were certainly making the most of this unusual freedom.  A whole beach on which to play with mum and dad always in view.  The sort of day that lifetime memories are made of.  Click on the image for a sharper, clearer view.. :-)

Chapel Porth - Playtime70mm f/11 1/400 sec. ISO-100

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39 responses

  1. Their gestures are perfection, against the expanse, it’s lovely.

    October 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    • Thank you Lynn! :-)

      October 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm

  2. Wonderful soft light, and the splash of bright colour to lead or eyes in….nice one!

    October 25, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    • Thank you Sue. After such a dull day, I felt like posting a bit of feel good late summer sunshine!

      October 25, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      • Well, you did!

        October 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      • :-)

        October 25, 2014 at 7:44 pm

  3. Beautiful Adrian – love the footsteps 😍

    October 25, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    • Thank you Tina. It was so lovely to see these youngsters enjoying the beach so much, running and skipping and dancing around. :-)

      October 25, 2014 at 7:22 pm

  4. Wonderful photo. I love the space and tranquility.

    October 25, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    • Thank you very much Bente. This was a particularly fine late summer morning with the tide out, the sun shining and the beach so empty, it was lovely. I’m glad that I’ve managed to capture that mood. :-)

      October 25, 2014 at 7:26 pm

  5. poppytump

    How lovely to capture such a moment ChillB … such freedom and innocence of childhood that your image evokes is to be cherished .
    Lynn describes it perfectly .
    Cornwallshire calls .. December is not so far away . Whoopeee ;-)

    October 25, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    • Thank you Poppy! It really isn’t, can’t wait.. :-)

      October 25, 2014 at 7:44 pm

  6. Pat

    What a beautiful composition!

    October 25, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    • Thank you Pat! :-)

      October 25, 2014 at 8:59 pm

  7. Simply beautify and having te 2 girls there provides an incredible perspective.

    October 25, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    • Thank you Edith, the girls really made the picture! :-)

      October 25, 2014 at 9:35 pm

  8. A beach to themselves. Everyone’s dream. Lovely photo.

    October 25, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    • Thank you very much Lignum. Even on this very crowded little island of ours, it does happen occasionally. :-)

      October 26, 2014 at 8:24 am

  9. Very lovely, Chilli. The human figures add a touch of perspective and tell a story that might otherwise be just another landscape shot. :)

    October 26, 2014 at 5:51 am

    • Thank you very much Gunta. I usually avoid people in my landscape shots but on this occasion, as you say, they create a narrative and make the picture.

      October 26, 2014 at 8:23 am

  10. Beautifully seen.

    October 26, 2014 at 10:34 am

    • Thank you Bill!

      October 26, 2014 at 10:52 am

  11. I really like the feeling of freedom and potential in this image; partly down to the inherent space but also the colour combination.

    October 26, 2014 at 11:06 am

    • Thanks Noeline! :-)

      October 26, 2014 at 11:47 am

  12. How marvelous for this family. You’ve captured their unbridled glee. I want to be there too!

    October 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    • Thank you Elena! I was a lovely day to be on the beach! :-)

      October 26, 2014 at 12:54 pm

  13. Janice

    Beautiful scene, next summers holiday cant come soon enough for me now,cornwall beckons :)

    October 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    • Thank you Janice! Lets hope for similar, if not better, weather next summer! :-)

      October 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm

  14. Fall always is a great time for kids to have fun :)

    October 26, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    • It is Philipp, thank you. :-)

      October 26, 2014 at 6:16 pm

  15. Reblogged this on Mistrz i Małgorzata.

    October 26, 2014 at 11:24 pm

  16. loved the wide calm view :)

    October 27, 2014 at 6:07 am

    • Thank you again Joshi. When the tide is low at Chapel Porth, several smaller beaches become one huge beach and you can walk for miles.. tide permitting of course.

      October 27, 2014 at 10:04 am

  17. Wishing I was on that beach too, Adrian! It looks idyllic.

    October 28, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    • It is a special place to be when the tides are right Karen.. :-)

      October 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm

  18. This looks like one of those glorious days when the light is ever so soft and slightly dreamy. Ideal for this type of shot, Adrian. (shouldn’t they be in school!)

    October 29, 2014 at 9:09 am

    • Thanks Andy, perhaps not the little one but then again, as I said in the post, these are the kinds of days that lifetime memories are made of, we can maybe forgive them a day playing hookey to enjoy such an experience and the beach makes one helluva classroom.. ;-)

      October 29, 2014 at 9:24 am

  19. A wonderful shot, Adrian. I can see that they’re really having fun. :)

    October 30, 2014 at 12:35 am

    • Thank you so much Sylvia. They certainly looked to be! :-)

      October 30, 2014 at 10:28 am