Corn Marigold Impression – West Pentire, Crantock, Newquay, Mid Cornwall

Corn Marigold Impression - West Pentire, Crantock, Newquay, Mid Cornwall (David Carvey)

Corn Marigold Impression - West Pentire, Crantock, Newquay, Mid Cornwall

These are Corn Marigolds which I found growing at West Pentire, a headland just to the west of Crantock, near Newquay. The field where these can be found can actually be seen on Google Maps as a patch of yellow, though the best time to see them is in June/July. At the same time this patch plays host to a display of wild poppies, though it should be noted that the display is variable and in some seasons may not even appear. The reason they are here at all is that the land is owned by the National Trust and they have left the ground to its own devices with no fertiliser or grazing, though the ground is ploughed in once a year.

The day I visited this site it was very windy with an overcast sky so the light levels were not ideal and I had great difficulty in getting a shutter speed fast enough to arrest the movement. With this in mind I decided that I would literally go with the flow and allow the movement of the flower heads and leaves to dictate the composition. Basically I composed the shot and set a shutter speed 1/8th of a second which considering the fast movement would be more than enough to show movement. The title of this image is Corn Marigold Impression and I think that is what the images depicts, there is very little detail to focus on but what comes across is the colour, which basically comprises two colours – green and yellow. These two colours complement each other and so despite the chaotic nature of the picture the colours hold the composition together to present an harmonious whole.

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