Carne Beach and The Nare Hotel

Carne Beach and The Nare Hotel - Carne Beach, Near Portscatho, Mid Cornwall

Carne Beach and The Nare Hotel - Carne Beach, Near Portscatho, Mid Cornwall

This is a view of Carne Beach looking towards the West, taken at Low Tide. With this state of the tide it is possible to walk along this beach until you get to Pendower Beach. The viewpoint is from the Cliff Path and I stopped at this point to make my image because I was taken with the display of blackberries coming into fruit which you can see at the botton of the picture. Hope you like it

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Pendower Beach, Near Portscatho

Pendower Beach, Near Portscatho, Roseland Peninsula, Mid Cornwall

Pendower Beach, Near Portscatho, Roseland Peninsula, Mid Cornwall

Pendower Beach is situated on the south Cornish coast just to the east of Portscatho. This is a view taken from just above the beach and looking towards Nare Head. I framed the shot using the overhanging branch as this will tend to lead your eye into the scene towards my main subject which was the headland. Framing a picture in this way is a compositional device often used by photographers to try and lead the viewers attention to specific parts of the image that the photographer wishes to emphasise. If you were to take the branch away you would be left with a pleasant enough shot but with little impact. The foreground undergrowth also helps to provide depth to the image and a sense of scale, again take that away and impact is lost. Next time you go out on a shoot see if you can find similar framing elements as learning these simple techniques will add to your compositional armoury.

Boats Moored at Portscatho

Boats moored at Portscatho, Mid Cornwall (David Carvey)

Boats moored at Portscatho, Mid Cornwall

This is just a group of boats which could have probably been taken anywhere, these happen to be in Portscatho. Landscape Photography is not just about the grand view, but also about the ‘micro-view’ – the scene within a scene. I actually took a wider view which included the harbour, quayside and the houses on the seafront, but this image eschews all that additional information and just presents the essence of the scene.

Across Gerrans Bay to Nare Head

Across Gerrans Bay to Nare Head - Portscatho, Mid Cornwall (David Carvey)

Across Gerrans Bay to Nare Head - Portscatho, Mid Cornwall

This image was made on a walk starting from Portscatho along the coastal path in an easterly direction. The day had started out fine but there was a huge bank of white cloud which took a little time to clear. By the time I got to this point in my walk the light was quite bright and with virtually no wind the sea took on a glassy appearance. The small group of wildflowers on the lower right foreground are Red Campion, a flower which is widespread throughout the county both in coastal and rural areas alike. Because it is so widespread it is a flower one tends to take for granted, but its beautiful pink colour can lift an image as I believe it has done here.

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