My focus with Landscape Photography is purely on the Lake District and capturing the Lake District Landscape I love and connect with. I rarely visit other locations with the intention of making Landscape Photographs, other than an annual Scottish trip if I’m lucky, my main focus is pretty much on the Lakes. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t admire other parts of the UK. I’m just fortunate enough to be local to the Lake District.
Cornwall is one place I’ve wanted to visit for many years. I made a brief visit back in 2009, so as that was 10 years ago it was about time I ventured south and opened my eyes to a fresh landscape. Primarily this trip was a break more so than a photography trip, however, I did hope to make acquaintances with some of the popular locations for Landscape Photography in Cornwall.
I chose to stay in Newquay which seemed quite well place for heading both North and South along the West coast of Cornwall. Upon arrival I was instantly struck by Newquay. The coast around Fistral Beach is beautiful. I haven’t experienced beach or surf life before or indeed a coast like it before. Huge waves in the clear green water and a dramatic coastline with many vantage points over the surrounding Landscape.
During my stay I visited Wheal Coates, an old Tin Mine about 40 minutes south of Newquay, fascinating structures from industry of old and with the advantage of a West facing aspect ideal for Sunset photography. I also visited St Michael’s Mount on the South coast and Lands End, the most southerly point in England. On my last day I headed North to Bude. I’ll share images from my 4 days in Cornwall over the next few posts here on my blog.
I really liked Cornwall as a Landscape Photography destination and I’ll be sure to make a return visit with the soul purpose of making Cornish Landscape Photographs in the near future.