Charlestown Harbour Entrance

Charlestown Harbour Entrance, Chalestown, St Austell, Mid Cornwall

Charlestown Harbour Entrance, Chalestown, St Austell, Mid Cornwall

This is the entrance to Charlestown Harbour, taken on a breezy winters morning. It was slightly overcast, but I like the way that the light has given a bluey/grey colour to the water, you could almost call it "Battleship Grey". Anyway, the weekends coming up and with the kids back at school, the roads should be a little easier to navigate, so I’m looking forward to getting out and about this weekend. Have a good one.

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The Harbour – Mevagissey

The Harbour, Mevagissey, St Austell, Mid Cornwall

The Harbour, Mevagissey, St Austell, Mid Cornwall

Mevagissey Harbour looking across the water. Those two cottages, one in red, the other in yellow feature on many a calendar and picture postcard. If one of them repaints the walls will have to go down there again to keep up to date. Have a great Sunday

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Trawler Bow, Padstow Harbour

Trawler Bow, Padstow Harbour, Padstow, North Cornwall

Trawler Bow, Padstow Harbour, Padstow, North Cornwall

The main reason why I was attracted to making this image was because of the colours. The prow of this boat is so wonderfully rusty with some beautiful orange tones, enhanced by the warm evening light. The way I have taken this picture was basically dictated by my having to take it from the quay. The only shot I had was from the side, a picture looking more towards the bow was blocked by other boats. I like the bold shape the profile makes and coupled with the mix of blues and oranges, and the texture of the peeling paint combines to make the image for me.

When you are out and about see if you can find any bold graphic shapes. Look for elements that combine to make shapes, or pick out geometric patterns, either natural or man-made. By practising making these kind of images you are doing one of the most important things in photography – learning to see. Once you start to do this you will start to see images everywhere, only make sure you have a camera with you, be it a DSLR, compact or phone camera. Keep Shooting and have fun.

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