This is a picture of the wide expanse of Carbis Bay from St Ives in Cornwall. Way in the distance over on the left, you can see the little island that is home to Godrevy Lighthouse, seen a little closer up in my previous post. This was the view that greeted Poppy and I when we visited St Ives following our dawn shoot at the lighthouse. With a bacon, sausage and egg baguette, freshly baked of course, safely put away with a nice cup of tea to wash it down, a little sightseeing in this beautiful Cornish seaside town was in order.
The trip down to the harbour from the car park at the top of the town in my wheelchair was a little fraught given the steepness of the gradients and the lack of let downs at the kerbs. But, we managed it with Poppy providing the required anchorage on numerous occasions. Who needs a roller coaster when you can tour St Ives in a wheelchair? Great fun :-D
Artists have flocked to St Ives for many years to enjoy a very special light, quite unique to the town. St Ives is surrounded by beaches, beaches made up of fine grains of white sand that reflect the sunlight from all sides. The amount that this reflection raises the degree of ambient light above the norm is well documented and measurable. It was as I started to process my pictures I became very much aware of it.
Seeing this little chap down on the beach building sand castles with his Dad reminded me of my holidays in Cornwall when I was a similar age. Such wonderful memories I have and what lovely memories this little boy will also take with him throughout his life. How wonderful is that?! More from St Ives to come.. :-)