Swoosh …

Godrevy-Lighthouse-Early-Morning-2019

… into the new decade with a view of Godrevy lighthouse taken a couple of months ago when ChillB and I had a few days down in Cornwall .

Whatever the weather let’s go to Godrevy has become a thing .

No matter how many times we’ve photographed this lighthouse in front of a pink tinged dawn sky or lack of … billowing moody clouds or lack of … a pounding aqua-streaked surf or lack of , it never fails to make an impression .

The ocean really calls and speaks to me in more ways than any other kind of photography . I’m always seeking and hopeful there’ll be a shot that ‘feels’ just right, that it has captured the scene I had in mind, and most importantly it’s come together technically . It still requires quite a mental workout for me 😉 using filters/timings/different lenses to achieve this.

It can be a tall order trying to balance my excitement and enjoyment observing how swiftly light changes, taking note how a rapidly falling tide reveals new elements and then incoming waves of rising tides … oh yes THE WAVES indeed .. plenty of whooo moments as I click the shutter Lol 

Another challenge is it’s been so long since I tackled making something of RAW images , but seeing the tools are right here sitting idle on my desktop there’s no excuse,  I’m ready to spend some time re learning it all .

Much fun had as always on these trips, when the weather didn’t play nicely we clocked up a few miles in what ChillB called *pastygate* ha … I’m sure one of us will tell all another time 😉

Watercolours, sketching and art is happening more frequently round the table @No4. New techniques, materials and colours unfold varying levels of *eeek when making those first swashes across a sheet of blank pristine paper … needless to say results are unpredictable !

Plain ordinary phone snaps add more colour, depth, and definition without any filter jiggery pokery for sure … how to paint more vibrantly amongst other things in actual reality is my goal .

Here then is a phone snap of a few arty experiments from the last year .

Experimental-Watercolours

I’ve still visions of sitting on the cliff of the Cornish coast capturing that elemental energy of the sea and changing mood of the sky . Maybe 2020 will bring that opportunity 🙂

Meanwhile … to help me forward through my next posts maybe an A-Z medley of images from travels /sketches and such like might be the thing … a literal interpretation, abstract or maybe an emotion . I’ll have to think about it a little … plus whether this particular WP theme is the one for me .

I’ll need to sharpen up, find my voice and typing skills as boy this has taken an age of days to put together …

Happy new year ! … if it’s not too late to send out those wishes xx

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The Passage of Time

Arrecife harbour . Lanzarote

The Telamon Shipwreck

Arrecife Lanzarote

As a beautiful dawn unfolded and sunrise kissed drifting clouds I thought maybe, just maybe I could capture a feeling of tranquillity by using a filter and taking a slightly longer exposure.

After a few experiments with timings, composition set ups and a fair number of clicks this was the end result .

The wreck actually lies in a small bay with industrial fuel storage tanks on one side and rather grotty looking buildings on the other, so much tripod moving and careful stepping over slippery rocks was needed to achieve this angle of shot .

The Telamon shipwreck has quite a story lanzaroteinformation.co.uk/lanzarotes-ship-wreck 

Much time has passed since last connecting with the world of WordPress and blogging, and I must admit setting up this new blog has been quite a challenge !

But …

Well, let’s see where I can go to from here !

Looking forward to sharing once again and finding old friends 🙂 it may take awhile to find my way round again .