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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Sunday, 6 December 2009

A WALK IN THE SUN (06/12/09)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   PORTHCOTHAN

Looked out this morning and the world was bright and cheerful. A full gale blowing but what the heck sunshine. Went for a walk down to the coast and found this delightful little beach.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  WILL'S ROCK. Couldn't get as close to the waves as I would have liked, should really have walked round onto the headland, just not thinking.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA DUNES.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAREFLECTIONS........No wild life about, nothing about, we had the place to ourselves.

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Lots of these still left in Cornwall, this one could do with a lick of paint. It's still preferable to the glass boxes that are fast replacing it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA      These walls are unusual, attractive and unique to this county. At least I've never seen them elsewhere.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA       Got back after a couple of hours and still the sun shone.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     It couldn't last and it didn't, down came the rain.

We are off to Padstow in the morning, so will see what that expedition produces.

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful seaside pictures, and I love those old telephone booths!

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  2. Thanks Dawn, fast disappearing are Telephone boxes. We used to have police boxes slightly larger, AA & RAC boxes for motorists in trouble. Come to think the country was littered with boxes.

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  3. Sunshine! Like Wow!!!! Glad you had the chance to take advantage of it, even if it was blowing a gale.

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  4. Can not cast a light on the stone walls looks like some kind of slate. all my work was in north wales slate granite and sandstone and the occasional split stones from the beach, pebbles to you Adrian, split pebbles also make nice fire places,
    In Anglesey we used to repair walls similar to this pattern but using earth not mortar like the romans did.

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  5. Nice shots Adrian. The Cornish hedge is very traditional. I would love to have the time (and money of course)to be able to wander! ENJOY!

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  6. That stone wall shot is amazing! I love the dof, and the angle! And I love the reflections on the ocean as well.

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  7. Looks like you made the most of your bright, sunny day. The phone box and the stone walls look like they've seen lots of nasty weather, so maybe you were lucky!

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  8. John, yes grand, sand blasted a UV filter but worth it
    Tony will get some more shots suspect these are earth filled walls.
    Angie thanks, it's a good life...most of the time!
    Gwen, thought you might appreciate the wall will take some more as the crop could have been better. The reflections are contrast boosted a fair bit, was going to drop it to mono but sun a novelty round here.
    Pauline half a bright sunny day. Hail storms and torrential rain in the afternoon, being positive sunny in between.

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  9. WOW - that beach is just fantastic. You got some really great shots here! I always love a visit to your site, to see things I'll never see at home!

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  10. Thanks Penny, pop by later you have a good chance of seeing rain.

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  11. A beautiful day it seems.... but i feel its your perspective that makes every day look so!!
    The rock walls are amazing!!

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  12. Sishir will take some more of the walls I've never noticed them before.

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  13. Angie, if you read this my comments on your blog are being returned.

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  14. Hi Adrian.

    Lovely shot and a nice sunny start to the day. The stone walls are Cornish Hedges which are traditional in this county. You will no doubt encounter other forms of stone walls as you wander about..namely Cotswold and Yorkshire and probably others I have not heard of.
    The Cornish Hedge often has flowers planted on the top of them and I think this is unique.

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  15. Had noticed the odd one, but very common round here. Yes enquired from a farmer and they fill the middle with earth and plant hedging in the wall. Think Angie has comments posting problem, if you see her.

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  16. Good to see you are still posting great photos Adrian. The wall is very interesting. Wonderful workmanship in it-- like your photographs. Thanks for taking the time to come by my place.

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  17. Tricia no bother at all, good to see you back.

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  18. Excellent set Adrian.
    That wall is really unusual. Something I've never seen before.

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  19. Ta Keith, yes brilliant walls or hedges as they call them round here.

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  20. Love the old telephone box I have not seen one in years.In Ireland we used to have green ones but these are now replaced with glass booths.
    The picture of the stone wall is really interesting,i am always amazed by the difference in style as you move from one county to another,our local dry stone walls are quartz and glitter in the sunlight.

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  21. Yes, an advantage I suppose of being out on a limb. The glass ones are awful. One advantage the gap at the bottom lets the tiddle out. Just to bring reality into real life.

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  22. They keep the old telephone boxes because at about a ton they don't blow away!

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