Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Cornwall Holiday - St Ives

Blessed with sun on Monday as well as Sunday so we decided to make the most of it and do Park and Ride to St Ives. St Ives is heaven and hell all rolled into one. The whole place is fantastic but way way too busy for anyone sane to attempt to park so Park and Ride is the way to go. Get the train from Lelant Salting, park up, hop onto the train and you're there in a matter of minutes for a couple of quid each. Of course proper locals would never, ever, ever park at Lelant Saltings and join the monster queue to get out of the car park. Oh no.

Artists have been drawn to St Ives since time began because of its fantastic light. I have to be honest and say that I find the light for photos in Cornwall stunning pretty much wherever you are but really wanted to take some photos in St Ives just to see if the light there was more special. Judge for yourselves.

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Actually want to post the original of this as the detail is fascinating. Might give it a whirl and see if it works....

Had to move it to the bottom of the post where there is a little more screen available, doesnt really work as you cant see all of it which is a shame.

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Just look at the colour of that sea.

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Love this place. Some of these photos are begging for a bit of HDR, might have to find an online tute and give it a whirl. One of the compulsory purchases in St Ives is a bag of "tablet", if regular fudge is a class B confectionery tablet is the real deal, class A stuff not for the feint hearted. One square can induce a diabetic coma. Mum and I managed a bag full between us, no problemo. Sugar high anyone?!

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Maybe its a little annoying to have to scroll all over the image, but I love how voyeuristic it is, you can see all that happening and everyone is blissfully unaware they are being watched!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

The bearded one is a star!

GCSE results day. Was trying to be all positive and supportive but actually wanted to throw up! Having lashed up his mocks and promising to make amends and work hard Tom seemed to man up and get on with some work, but there was always the concern that it was too litte, too late.

But it wasn't! 4 B's and 6 C's! He has been hugged so much today that he is starting not to notice!

Don't be fooled by that face - he is thrilled too!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Cornwall Holiday

Had a fantastic week in Cornwall. The sun didn't shine all the time but I made the most of it when it did! Warning - very photo heavy!

Taking a moment

Ness and her boys.
Ness watching Ash and Connor



Jackie & Em

Ash, Em and a long board
Ash & Em

Em and a long board

Surfs Up!


All of these were taken at Godrevy Beach, the light was stunning.

Had a barbecue in the evening and yet more beautiful light.

My nephew

Connor and Em

Jackie & Em

Jackie & Em

Jackie, Ness and Em

My son

My dad.

My sister

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Summer - Cricket

The thwack of leather on willow, a polite ripple of applause and the permanent threat of rain stopping play. Cricket in England just IS Summer.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

I see you!

Clattering about in the kitchen cooking dinner, saw something out of the corner of my eye, looked up and this chap was sitting on the fence staring at me! He waited whilst I sorted my camera, gave his tail and bit of a shake out and then posed quite happily! Sadly I was taking his pic through a small gap in the kitchen window whilst standing on tip toes so the focus is a bit lacking!
I see you!