Golitha Wood

It was a lovely day yesterday so I took a trip to Golitha Wood through which the River Fowey runs.  The river rises at Fowey Well (originally Cornish: Fenten Fowi, meaning spring of the river Fowey) about 1-mile (1.6 km) north-west of Brown Willy on Bodmin Moor, not far from one of its tributaries rising at Dozmary Pool and Colliford Lake.  The river passes Lanhydrock House, Restormel Castle and Lostwithiel, then broadens at Milltown before joining the English Channel at Fowey.

Golitha Falls and the River Fowey14mm F/22 3 sec. ISO-50

SpacerFungi at Golitha Wood14mm f/8 1/2 sec. ISO-50

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58 responses

  1. Absolutely beautiful photos! Cher xo

    September 1, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    • Thank you so much Cher! :-)

      September 1, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      • Thank YOU!! I admire your work so much! Cher xo

        September 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      • :-)x

        September 1, 2015 at 7:57 pm

  2. Sue

    Lovely woodland images, Adrian

    September 1, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    • Thank you Sue! There’s not that much woodland in Cornwall, Golitha Wood is a real treasure!

      September 1, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      • Sue

        Hadn’t thought about that!

        September 1, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      • :-)

        September 1, 2015 at 9:21 pm

  3. What a fantastic beautiful place.

    September 1, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    • Thank you Lou! It really is!

      September 1, 2015 at 7:49 pm

  4. Beautiful photography, Chillbrook. And is that you, with the camera and tripod?

    September 1, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    • Thank you very much Shimon! Yes, that’s me, a rare photograph of the photographer. I thought It’d be nice for my blogging friends to be able to put a face to a name.. :-)

      September 1, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      • You’re a handsome man, Chillbrook. Thanks for giving us a peek.

        September 2, 2015 at 1:47 am

      • Thank you Shimon.

        September 2, 2015 at 9:10 am

  5. Yvonne Theze


    Really lovely photographs. Weather being kinder. Hope it continues.

    Great to see you. xxxxx

    Sent from my iPad


    September 1, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    • Thank you Mum, yes it was great to see you too. Perhaps after such a miserable August, we’re going to have a nice autumn! :-) xxx

      September 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm

  6. So beautiful, and you even found some mushrooms.

    September 1, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    • Thank you Bente, yes I did, I found quite a few different varieties. They make really nice subjects for a photograph.

      September 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm

  7. Beautiful and I love the facts you provide, both geographical and technical. One day I shall have to try the smooth water look!

    September 1, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    • Thank you Jude! Because it was quite shady under the trees, by closing my aperture down to f/22, I was able to get quite a long exposure, 3 seconds, without having to use a filter. :-)

      September 1, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      • Worked extremely well :)

        September 1, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      • :-)

        September 2, 2015 at 9:07 am

  8. leecleland

    Please to meet you, so to speak :) Yes it is nice to be able to put a face to the person behind the Blog. I just love all those place names they sort of hint at a simpler past where things were local and people knew them by the area and were not confused that there might be another with the same name – like Dozmary Pool (was she caught napping there), Restormal Castle (did they repair it after a particularly bad storm)?

    September 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    • Thank you Lee. The place names are wonderful aren’t they? It would be nice to to know how these vvarious places got their names. I like your suggestions very much! :-)

      September 2, 2015 at 9:12 am

  9. Looks like a little slice of the Olympic National Forest in my part of the world ~ beautifully shot.

    September 2, 2015 at 2:15 am

    • Thank you Randall!

      September 2, 2015 at 9:07 am

  10. Lovely photo’s. I must get over to Fowey area sometime!

    September 2, 2015 at 7:16 am

    • Thank you Anne, it’s a lovely place to visit!

      September 2, 2015 at 9:06 am

      • You never know, maybe one day I will come to the regatta.

        September 2, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      • Perhpas I will too, I’ve never been.. :-)

        September 2, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      • On both our ‘lists’ then!

        September 4, 2015 at 8:19 am

      • :-)

        September 4, 2015 at 8:59 am

  11. smackedpentax

    Superb shots, and what a great place it must be to visit

    September 2, 2015 at 10:42 am

    • Thank you very much! It is a very nice place to visit. As is often the case, when you live close to attractions, you rarely visit them yourself. It’s good to be reminded to take advantage of what is close to home as well making trips further afield every now and then.

      September 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

  12. Very creative–and effective–use of the ultra-wide angle perspective. I often go very wide in tight, chaotic locations myself, but I don’t often see it in the work of others.

    September 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    • Thank you very much Kerry. I very much appreciate your comment. The more I use my 14-24mm lens the more impressed I am with just what it can do and the more I appreciate the scope for creativity that the lens affords.

      September 2, 2015 at 6:13 pm

  13. Love the first image especially Adrian

    September 2, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    • Thank you very much Mark! :-)

      September 2, 2015 at 6:41 pm

  14. The rainbow colors in the water, the vibrant green magic of the moss-gorgeous.

    September 3, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    • The colours assault your senses in those woods..! :-)

      September 3, 2015 at 4:04 pm

  15. Nice Images

    September 4, 2015 at 9:51 am

    • Thank you Asif!

      September 4, 2015 at 10:17 am

  16. Not Mention

    September 4, 2015 at 12:10 pm

  17. silky smooth and beautiful :)

    September 4, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    • Thank you Joshi! :-)

      September 4, 2015 at 8:37 pm

  18. Loooooove the exposure values and very careful processing on the stream photo, Adrian. Well done. :-)

    September 5, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    • Thank you very much Frank, much appreciated! :-)

      September 5, 2015 at 4:23 pm

  19. I love the play of light across the water and in the background of the first shot. And you put that little sprig of fall leaves to good use! ;-) I too enjoyed the names – they are so very evocative. Altogether very pleasing!

    September 6, 2015 at 1:46 am

    • Thank you so much Lynn. It was a lovely sunny day and it was really nice to be able to capture that light, coming through the trees, and falling in pools on the water. Some of the place names in Cornwall are indeed very evocative. I’m really not sure what the history behind Dozmary’s Pool is. I really should try and find out! Dozmary’s pool incidentally is very close to Jamaica Inn, made famous of course by Daphne Du Maurier in her novel of the same name.

      September 6, 2015 at 5:48 pm

  20. Amazing photography! That water looks really inviting, but I bet it’s freezing cold – making you want to get out straight away!

    September 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    • I think indeed, Rowan the water would be very cold. Thank you for your comment! :-)

      September 6, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      • You wouldn’t even need to get in to see how cold it is – you know its gonna be freezing!

        September 6, 2015 at 6:34 pm

  21. The first image is absolutely stunning. The use of a long shutter speed makes it almost magical.

    September 7, 2015 at 11:40 am

    • Thank you Otto. This is a lovely stretch of river that really comes alive when the sun shines! :-)

      September 11, 2015 at 9:13 am

  22. Beautiful photo of the river I love slow exposure photos makes me want to move to cornwall and take photo’s all day!

    September 15, 2015 at 8:36 am

    • Thank you Anna! Cornwall is certainly a very inspirational place to live!

      September 16, 2015 at 7:22 am

  23. That first image makes me think of silk and velvet. so rich!

    October 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    • This wood is such a lovely place to visit. I really should go there more. Thank you!

      October 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm