Have been looking forward to returning to Cornwall for sometime now, it's only a long weekend but I have my Nikon D600 and Cornwall will be supplying the views, beautiful. Looking forward to getting out to capture the scenery that Cornwall offers, catching up with some great friends. A chance to get images for a few competitions I am entering. I recently managed to get expert commended on one of my previous black an white shots titled Masks. I do seem to be heading down the route of more black and white photography at the moment of which I have a love for. First time out with the D600 since it came back from the cleaners (Nikon Service) second time after having oil spotting issues, lets see how we get on with it this time.
Car is packed kit is charged cleaned and ready to go but the weather has decided to change Friday evening is not looking great at the moment, it's been raining all day long hoping its going to clear up for the 3 hr drive down to Portloe fingers crossed. A late arrival in Cornwall but the weather seems to be clearing rain has stopped skies are clearing, it's looking good for a sunny Saturday.
Woken by bright light and blue skies lovely only one thing, I missed the sunrise this morning due to the late arrival and a few beers, never mind Cornwall has plenty of scenery to offer plus a great chance it's going to be clear skies tonight.
It's been a lovely day sun shinning a bit of cloud cover at times, spent the morning at St Mawes boat show, some great entertainment by The Cornish Connection a superb men's Barbershop Harmony Chorus, RNLI Rescue display and a lot more,
followed by the afternoon on Carne beach.
Sunday, weather has changed again been raining all night and still is now quite heavy in fact, hope it clears up later so we can get out and do some photography. Last night overcast before the rain set in so never managed to get the night shots that I wanted. Raining bad weather can only mean one thing wet and moody photographs plus a very wet photographer. I was lucky it cleared up and the rain held off for a while, went for a nice walk to Dodman Point along the South West Coastal Path, it's actually the highest headland on the south Cornwall coast at 374 feet. It was originally known as Deadman's Point and host the remains of an Iron Age promontory fort. The views from up here are just amazing. On route to our afternoon tea through these narrow and winding roads you really do not want to be meeting anything coming towards you because reversing can be difficult and sometimes damaging to the car, as shown here below.
Afternoon cream tea at The Idle Rock's Hotel very nice here, scones and tea lovely.
Monday almost time to travel home spent the morning at Trelissick Gardens, with more than 30 acres of garden and twisting paths to explore. These sit within the 300 acre estate with stunning walks, coastal views, woodlands and a beautiful house.
Late afternoon we take a stroll along the South West Coastal Path to Portloe before packing up and heading home.
In all a great weekend away with the wife and some lovely friends. Plus managed to get a few shots done, the weather didn't help but we cannot control that.