The Cornish Coast

Hello, It’s been a while.  Health problems getting in the way and a certain amount of WordPress fatigue to be honest but I thought I’d post a few pictures from a while back.  I haven’t been taking as many photographs as I’d like but I’m just back from Fuerteventura and will be posting some of those pictures hopefully over the coming weeks.

I hope you enjoy these photos of the magnificent Cornish coast and the fearless surfers. The waves are always unpredictable as this man found to his cost.  At least the surfers are dressed for the waves.  Thankfully when I took this picture, I was standing well back with a 24-70 lens.

I’ll be back in Cornwall next month for a fortnight dedicated to photography.  I can’t wait.

48 responses

  1. That last one made a definite impact!

    April 9, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    • Thank you Michael. I’m afraid it made quite an impact on the chap standing there. I just hope he got his shot and the soaking was worth it.

      April 10, 2019 at 11:47 am

  2. Welcome back Adrian. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

    April 9, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    • Thank you very much Simon!

      April 10, 2019 at 11:46 am

  3. Fabulous photos as always, Adrian. So sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather for a while, but it’s really great to see you here again. 😃

    April 9, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    • Thank you so much Sylvia. I’ve missed the warmth and friendship that this platform offers. It’s nice to see my friends are still here and I can catch up.

      April 10, 2019 at 11:46 am

  4. Good to hear from you mate, it’s great to have you back posting again….but I know what you mean about the WP fatigue. I’ve been cutting back myself. Sorry to hear about the health issues, I hope things have calmed down a little. Take care.

    April 9, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    • Hi Mark, great to hear from you. I’m taking it easy, dipping my toe in gently but it’s so nice to hear from old friends here. WordPress is such a wonderful platform where it seems other social media sites are so toxic. I need oxygen now but it means I can get out and about again and hopefully take some more photographs that are worth posting. I’m very much looking forward to a trip to Cornwall in a few weeks time and I’ve photographs from Fuerteventura that I have yet to go through. Thanks for your thoughts Mark.

      April 10, 2019 at 11:44 am

      • Well you take care and I hope you enjoy Cornwall in a couple of weeks and that the weather/photography Gods are good to you.

        April 10, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      • Oh I do hope so Mark but how often it is we plan the shot and it doesn’t come off. A photographers lot is not a happy one except, when it all comes together and makes the waiting and the disappointment all worth while. :-)

        April 15, 2019 at 1:46 pm

  5. Fabulous!!! On my “to visit” list.

    April 9, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    • Cornwall is definitely worth a visit. I couldn’t recommend it strongly enough. Good to hear from you and thank you.

      April 10, 2019 at 11:41 am

      • Will keep in touch…

        April 11, 2019 at 3:35 am

      • Thank you. I’d like that. :-)

        April 15, 2019 at 1:46 pm

  6. so good to hear from you!! And to see your stunning work again.

    April 9, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    • Thank you so much Chris!

      April 10, 2019 at 11:40 am

  7. How lovely to see you on here again Adrian. I was just talking about you with Sue Judd! Glad to hear that you are doing OK. That last image is amazing! I shall be following your Cornish photography carefully :-D

    April 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    • Hi Jude, lovely to hear from you too. Thank you. As I was saying to Sue, one thing I’ve learnt when photographing wild seas hitting sea walls is to stand well back. This poor chap got very wet. I need oxygen now but it means at least I can get out and about again and I’m very much looking forward to my visit to Cornwall in a few weeks time. I do miss it very much but I have such a brilliant healthcare team around me here that isn’t as stretched as it is in Cornwall, it make sense to be here and there are worse places to be than Malvern.

      April 10, 2019 at 11:40 am

      • Malvern is a lovely place with fabulous views. As you say, there are worse places. I am glad you getting the medical assistance that you require.

        April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      • It is indeed Jude. Thank you!

        April 15, 2019 at 1:44 pm

  8. Sue

    Wow! That last image is stunning! Good to see you here, Adrian, I’ve missed your photography. I have been wondering hoe you’ve been doing.

    April 9, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    • Hi Sue, good to hear from you too. I’ve missed the platform and all my friends here. As well as the MS I’m dealing with lung disease which means I now need oxygen therapy. Thanks to the NHS my condition is now under control and although it’s a pain taking oxygen everywhere you go, especially through airports, it means I can keep taking photographs which is the one thing that keeps me sane. As for the last image, the poor chap got very wet. Experience meant I knew to stand well back when seas like that were hitting a sea wall in Porthleven.

      April 10, 2019 at 11:36 am

      • Sue

        Oh, very sad to hear that, Adrian…I’ve also added a new condition , and one or two other things nagging me…but like you, taking photographs keeps me sane! Keep plugging on!

        April 10, 2019 at 12:11 pm

      • So Sorry to hear you are also dealing with added complications Sue. I do hope that they can be sorted in the way mine have been. I have a very neat backpack that holds a single oxygen cylinder. I’m used to having my camera backpack on my back but I always have help so I will continue to take photos. Glad you’re finding your photography keeps you sane also. It really isn’t easy, dealing with chronic illness but we just have to make the best of it I guess. Thinking of you Sue.

        April 13, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      • Sue

        Many thanks, Adrian- life throws us some curveballs…. I have been very pleased to hear quite a number of people telling me that I am the most positive person they know….

        April 13, 2019 at 4:37 pm

      • That’s all we can be Sue. It is good to hear you’re so positive. It isn’t easy as you and I both know but there are always people worse off. So I need a tank of oxygen strapped to my back. It doesn’t stop me travelling, I’ve just had a month in Fuerteventura, and it certainly doesn’t stop me taking pictures. So lovely to hear from you along with so many friends on this platform. Thank you. :-)

        April 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  9. Marvels.

    April 9, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    • Thank you Paula! :-)

      April 10, 2019 at 11:32 am

  10. Heide

    I’m so sorry to hear both about your health setbacks and your WordPress fatigue. Hope you’re on the mend soon … and I hope your next visit to Cornwall will be restorative too.

    April 9, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    • I’m very much better thank you Heide thanks to oxygen therapy which means I can keep taking photographs and hopefully become more active on this platform again. Your thoughts are very much appreciated.

      April 10, 2019 at 11:32 am

      • Heide

        I’m so pleased the oxygen therapy will help you keep taking photos! Happy for you — and for myself too, because I do love your work. Take good care …

        April 11, 2019 at 7:10 pm

      • That’s very kind Heide. It will indeed and I hope to post some new work very soon.

        April 15, 2019 at 1:52 pm

  11. Lovely to see some of your work again – hoping for more! Hope you are feeling better – and that fatigue..I know.

    April 9, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    • Hi Anne Marie, yes the WP fatigue can be very real but it’s such a wonderful platform. I’ve missed it and all my friends here. As well as MS I have lung disease which means I now need oxygen but with the help of fantastic health professionals, my condition is now under control and although it’s a hassle taking oxygen with you everywhere, it means I can keep taking photographs which is what I love to do.

      April 10, 2019 at 11:30 am

      • Good we have doctors and everything to help! And we are fortunate to be good at adjusting to what happens to us . So glad you can do what you love to do and follow your heart. Grateful you still visit WP and brighten our days!

        April 10, 2019 at 11:38 am

      • Thank you so much for such a lovely comment Anne Marie. We are indeed very lucky to have healthcare that means we can continue to follow our passions. I hope to long into the future and continue to visit this wonderful community.

        April 10, 2019 at 12:04 pm

      • April 10, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      • :-)

        April 15, 2019 at 1:43 pm

  12. NIce to hear from you, I had wondered. Your coastline is still stunning.

    April 9, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    • Thank you Leanne, nice to hear from you too. The coastline of Cornwall just keeps on giving and I’m looking forward to taking many more photographs in one of my favourite parts of the world.

      April 10, 2019 at 11:27 am

  13. Your outstanding photos bring precious memories of my recent trip to the West Coast. Thank you!

    April 10, 2019 at 1:14 am

    • Thank you so much Peter. Good to know I brought back good memories for you. The coastline of Cornwall is stunning.

      April 10, 2019 at 11:25 am

  14. Had been wondering how you were doing. Sharing a bit of the WP fatigue here also. Sorry to learn of your health problems, but getting out for a bit of photographing has to make dealing with the oxygen tank worthwhile I would guess. Wishing you well, my friend. Hoping to see more of your special images, but at whatever ever pace suits you! 😊

    April 11, 2019 at 7:59 am

    • It certainly does Gunta. It’s not so bad, all fits in a neat backpack with a nasal canula but I do need extra help as usually my camera bag would go on my back but thankfully I always have it. Very much looking forward to a couple of week’s photography coming up in Cornwall and I’m very lucky to have just enjoyed a month in the sun in Fuerteventura where I added to my collection of derelict and abandoned buildings as well as beach time. On a beach that stretches for 5 miles or so, totally alone at sunrise is pretty special. I’m enjoying it all. Lovely to hear from you Gunta and hope all is well with you. Thank you

      April 15, 2019 at 1:52 pm

  15. poppytump

    Beautiful pictures as ever dear ChillB :)
    Captivating Cornwall is calling … Spring has arrived !
    SO very lovely to see you back on WP again … and here’s to many many more shutter clicks very soon .
    xx Poppy

    April 12, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    • Thank you so much Poppy. So looking forward to Cornwall in the Spring and as Mark said, lets hope the photography Gods are looking down on us. :-) x

      April 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm

  16. Great seeing you again, Adrian. Awesome return ~ the last photo showing what the beauty of any coast holds for the explorer :-)

    April 13, 2019 at 10:30 am

    • Good to hear from you Randal. Thank you. I’m looking forward to getting back there in a couple of weeks and as ever, will post what I find. Hopefully the weather and conditions will oblige for some good photos but as we know, that’s never a given. :-)

      April 15, 2019 at 1:56 pm