It’s always nice when your work is recognised and I’m really pleased that one of my photos has been chosen for the cover of The Malice of the Waves, a thriller by Mark Douglas-Home which is to be published on the 19th of May by Penguin. My photograph is featured on the hardback edition.
Here’s the book cover..
Copyright Adrian Theze and Arcangel images
We’ve been having some very pleasant sunny days here in Cornwall over the last couple of weeks. The wind has been cold which has kept the edge off the heat which for me is a positive thing. MS Symptoms are exacerbated by the heat, perhaps this is why I’m enjoying Iceland so much. The weather today is warm, muggy, dull and wet, quite a change so I’d thought I’d cheer myself up and process a picture I took of one of my favourite signature view down on Chapel Porth beach the other morning. The tide was coming in allowing me to capture a nice reflection of the Wheal Coates engine house in the sand. Wet feet were the inevitable side effect but it was worth it I think. Hopefully the sun will be back with us by Sunday..
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.. :-)
I found myself at Wheal Coats again this week. A severe gale was blowing making it very difficult to stand. It was the tail end of a hurricane I believe. With my tripod blowing over before I’d had chance to attach my camera you should get some idea of just how windy it was.
However, I did manage to take a couple of pictures. I will now ask the question often asked in photography blogs, black and white or colour? I’ve taken this shot before at 24mm. The black and white version won first in a Nikon photography competition so I am drawn to the black and white image but I’m also very drawn to the greens and blues in the colour version. I do like the way the wider angle lens has given this version of the picture a greater sense of space.
I guess I don’t have to choose, you don’t have to choose either, I hope you can enjoy both pictures but I would be interested in your opinion just the same. Click on the images for a clearer sharper view.. :-)
There is now just one day left in which to vote for the best ‘People’ photograph in the latest Digital Lightroom photography Competition. Photographer David Penprase judged the initial round and gave us 12 shorlisted photographs. It is now down to a public vote as to which photograph wins the competition. It’d be great if you could take a moment to look at the pictures and vote for the one that you think deserves to win. Appreciate it, thank you.. http://thedigitallightroom.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/the-polls-are-open-5/
The pictures below were taken at Perranporth and Porthcothnan, Cornwall :-)
There is no doubt that I will keep returning to this beach time after time. Chapel Porth has got to be one of my favourite places to be. The beach only appears during spring tides that coincide with the full moon. During spring tides, the difference between the highest and the lowest tide is at its greatest. Neap tides, where there is little change between high tide and low tide, coincide with the new moon. Between new moon and full moon, the height of the tide at its lowest and highest, changes a little each day. Tide tables come in very handy when planning shoots, along with the weather forecast of course.
The day these photographs were taken, the tide was at its lowest at around 11.30 in the morning and on a beautiful September day, the shots I got weren’t the shots I was hoping for but I was quite pleased with these nonetheless. Waiting patiently for the moment the tide dropped low enough to be able to get onto this part of the beach, I was there before anybody else.
I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. It’s a long time since I had a paddle in the ocean usually preferring the Wellington boot to taking my shoes and socks off and rolling up my trouser legs but on this day, I couldn’t resist.. Click on the pictures for a clearer sharper view :-)
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..
On the beach at the crack of dawn this morning, it couldn’t have been better. Of all the offices I’ve worked in over the years, the beach surely takes some beating. I took this photograph just as I was packing up. I attached my Lee Big Stopper 10 stop ND filter and took a few long exposures.
More from my Chapel Porth shoot to follow. Click on the image for a sharper, clearer view.. ;-)
24mm f/22 150 sec. ISO-100
..With a good friend and fellow blogger Poppy Tump.
With Poppy visiting for the next week, we’re looking forward to a fabulous week of photography. Lots of locations planned, today it was Chapel Porth. Here the gale force winds were whipping the salt in the water to a rich creamy foam. It was fascinating to watch and photograph.
Having been thoroughly sand and salt blasted and with lots of images captured, we stopped at Crantock near Newquay on the way home to allow Poppy to give Lottie a run on a slightly more sheltered beach. Having said that, the patterns in the sand, created by wind, indicate it wasn’t that much more sheltered. It was a good start to the week. ;-)
I’m happy to say I have just been commissioned to produce photographs to hang in a large hotel in Lostwithiel. The hotel is popular with tourists from Italy, Germany and the USA, keen to see (and hopefully take home copies of) images of the places they visit whilst in Cornwall. :-)
This is one of my favourite spots to take pictures, Wheal Coates, St Agnes, Cornwall. Whether it’s down on the beach at Chapel Porth (this was taken at high tide so no beach) or sitting up amongst the mine ruins, I just love being there.
I get different pictures every time I go as the seasons change or the time of day differs. I guess this is another of those picture postcard type shots. I prefer the brooding, dramatic skies with the surf throwing up mist due to the gale force wind that’s blowing but hey, you take what you get and this weather is just glorious.. ;-)
Oh and just to let you know, the voting is now open in the DLR Urban Landscape Photography Competition. You can cast your vote for your favourite picture here. :-)
After a 5 year absence, summer returned to Cornwall this weekend and it looks set to be around a while. I was at Wheal Coates around 5.30 this morning and took this picture, just as the sun came up from behind a hill..
24mm f/11 1/40 sec. ISO-1oo
Click for a clearer sharper view..