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SkyHigh
February 6th, 2008, 06:17 AM
Ok, well, I did promise that I would post up some photographs of Cornwall UK here, just taken me 2 hours to get all of my photographs from an old laptop to this one.

Will put up a few every couple of hours or so, just hope you all enjoy them, as much as the pleasure I get from taking them.

Little bit of everything here, ground shots, aerial shots, gardens, ports and harbours, sea life, this that and the other.

Where I need to, I will for informational purposes give a little bit of background on some of the images, so you can get for yourselves more of an insight into this gorgeous part of the world.

First photos will appear just below this first starter thread box.

SkyHigh
February 6th, 2008, 06:24 AM
Ok this first one was taken last summer, on a lovely hot day and it shows the expanse of Sennen Cove packed with emmets, I mean bloomin' tourists from upcountry.

Sennen Cove is a particularly good beach for surfing and is the first and last major beach of the country, situated between Land's End and Cape Cornwall.

For those of you that don't know, Cornwall, is in the very far south west of the UK jutting out into the western approaches of the Atlantic Ocean, and warmed by the North Atlantic Drift (Gult Stream), hence the number of sub tropical plants growing here.

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Mullion harbour down on The Lizard:

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Kynance Cove: (Stunning little spot)

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Helford River one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe:

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Durgan hamlet where I was born - Helford River:

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Plough at sunset:

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More to come below:

SkyHigh
February 6th, 2008, 08:02 AM
Thatched cottage on the beach Helford River:

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Helford River:

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The Cornish Flag (Stuff the English bloody anglo saxons!!):D

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Thatched cottage again on full zoom:

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Fishing boat moored Helford River:

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More to come.

SkyHigh
February 6th, 2008, 08:23 AM
Don't worry, they're not all of the Helford River, keep scrolling down, only about 500 to go!! :D

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Kynance Cove again:

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Cornish cliffs:

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More to come:

SkyHigh
February 6th, 2008, 08:36 AM
On the beach at sunset:

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Maenporth:

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More to come:

SkyHigh
February 6th, 2008, 09:14 AM
Maybe I should resize them a bit, for those of you with smaller screens.

I'll try and do that after the next two:

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The next few are of St. Michaels Mount just off the coast of Marazion, near Penzance (The Pirates of Penzance - theatrical play). Many, many years ago this mount was just a hillock sticking up out of the forest that surrounded it, the seabed here is actually peat, ancient timbers can still be seen on very low tides. Over the centuries the sea level rose making St. Michaels Mount an island only accessible at high tide by boat and at low tide via a granite causeway. The castle on top belongs to Lord Falmouth.

St. Michaels Mount is supposed to be one of the gateways to the universe, so folklore says. It is also the start of the Michael Mary leyline, which connects with other sacred sites further up in England, notably, Glastonbury, the Vale of Avalon and Stonge Henge Stone Circle.

Took these photographs at very first light at around 5am just as the time was ebbing revealing the granite causeway to this very magical and mysterious place steeped in history and legend.

As you can see, I still cannot figure out how to make the images smaller, my apologies, your'e just going to have to put up with it. ;)

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More to come later on this evening. I really must get some work done now, just spent 3-4 hours doing this, self employed, I must earn some money today.

Hope you all enjoyed what's there so far.

My pleasure.

Kindest regards to onen hag oll (One and All in the Cornish language)

Mark - http://www.SkyHighPhotographs.co.uk

SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Todays offering:

Tug o War, here's the local Lifeboat boys, the equivalent in the States is the US Coastguard (www.RNLI.org) - at Helford Passage Ferry Boat Inn Sailing Regatta pitting their brawn against another local team.

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Aerial shot of The Ferry Boat Inn Helford Passage Sailing Regatta August 07:

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Peacock:

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Looking downstream River Fowey at Lerryn:

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More to come.

SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 05:44 AM
Bodinnick Car Ferry crossing the River Fowey:

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 05:47 AM
Typical harbourside house at Fowey:

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Don't follow this sign whatever you do, or you'll end up in the drink!! :D

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 06:12 AM
Cornish Fields at Dawn 4:45am:

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Dawn at Tresillian:

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Fowey:

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Looking south towards the mouth of the River Fowey in Cornwall:

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More to come a bit later. http://www.BoatsBroker.co.uk

SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 07:01 AM
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Stroke me!! I'm ever so friendly!! :D

Portuguese Man o War, frequent visitors in these waters:

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 07:05 AM
I don't bite the hand that feeds me either!! :rolleyes::D

Seal in Falmouth harbour:

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Pubs at the waterside, Custom House Quay at Falmouth:

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Fishing boat at Falmouth: http://www.BoatsBroker.co.uk

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 07:24 AM
Lindy Lou, old fishing boat, Falmouth:

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National Maritime Museum:

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Full moon reflecting on seashore:

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 08:09 AM
Agave Forex (the Century Plant) so called because it only flowers once every 100 years and then dies. This is an aerial shot I took from 50' high, using an extremely tall tripod. Closeup images also available for a fee, in extreme close up detail of the actual flower itself, many to choose from, contact me for further details: http://www.SkyHighPhotographs.co.uk

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From Gyllyngvase Beach looking towards Pendennis Castle built by Henry Vllll:

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Helford River scene again, utter tranquility, one of my favourite spots for going to read and totally chill out:

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 08:44 AM
Aerial Photograph of the seafront at Falmouth:

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The stunning and picturesque fishing village of Polperro, an aerial view taken from the inner harbour:

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Ground shot:

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Meerkat wanted a photograph of the Smuggling Museum at Polperro, well here it is:

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A regular visitor in our garden, the lil blighter, no matter what we do the thwart him, he seems to overcome every obstacle to get to his favourite mid day snack:

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More to come in a bit:

SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Merry Maidens bronze age Stone Circle in Penwith, west Cornwall:

Aerial photograph taken in Force 7 wind at 52' high.

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King Harry Ferry across the upper reaches of the River Fal: (aerial photo)

http://www.SkyHighPhotographs.co.uk

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 09:15 AM
Forgot about this one, Merry Maidens Stone Circle (BW):

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 09:42 AM
Aerial Photo of Padstow Cornwall with a band playing on the harbourside:

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Mousehole Aerial Photograph Cornwall (pronounced Mowzal), one of my favourite little harbours with beautiful very fine silver gold sand, perfect place to relax in summer:

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Port Navas and Port navas Creek an offshoot of the Helford River, aerial photograph:

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Aerial photo looking through the trees on the bank of Port Navas creek to a yacht beyond:

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Port Navas again, some of my earliest childhood memories are of this place:

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Aerial Photo of cottages at Port Navas, Cornwall:

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More to come later today.

SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 10:38 AM
Port Navas again:

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii59/SkyHighPhotos/IMG_1137.jpg

Glorious Devon, the next county up, across the border, up in that strange land they call England, typical countryside in Devonshire:

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An aerial photograph / elevated photo I took of a clients home near Crediton, Devon at 52' high, shows the property off very well I think: http://SkyHighPhotographs.co.uk - He wanted an aerial shot taken prior to putting his home on the housing market, shows it off much better than a ground only shot would allow.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii59/SkyHighPhotos/IMG_1083.jpg

SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 10:56 AM
Another comparison between an on the ground shot only and one taken from a unique high in the air, elevated, aerial photography shot / angle:

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And here is the mouth of the River Fal, at Carrick Roads.

Carrick Roads is the worlds deepest natural harbour and is also the 3rd largest natural harbour in the world. The lighthouse you see is St. Anthony Lighthouse of Fraggle Rock fame and the tiny 'castle' you see in the foreground is Little Dennis Blockhouse, part of the sea defences of Pendennis Castle and St. Mawes Castle on the other side of the harbour. Built by King HenryVlll to deter the marauding Spanish Armada and fleet.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii59/SkyHighPhotos/IMG_1102.jpg

SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 11:34 AM
Enys Woods near Penryn (not very old, only got it's charter in 1236), part of the Enys Estate, one of the oldest houses in Penryn.

These were all taken in the spring of 2007 when the bluebells were near their peak, looked absolutely exquisite, just simply stunning, millions upon millions of bluebells.

The picture I particularly love is the one in the middle of the next three images, has an almost surreal quality to it, an ancient almost ghostly, other time gracefulness to it.

This year will try to get photographs of this same spot on the full moon when the bluebells are at their peak, maybe use some fire as well for effects, we shall see.

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Will put up more later.

Hope you all enjoy them.

Mark

SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 12:30 PM
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Aerial Photograph Bluebells:

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St Mawes Castle:

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 12:57 PM
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Cannon at St. Mawes Castle guarding the Carrick Roads with Pendennis Castle on the other side of the harbour:

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Top of the Percuil River at St Mawes:

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 01:30 PM
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St Mawes Castle - the Percuil River is hidden in the dip of the next two:

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St Anthony Lighthouse (Fraggle Rock) ^

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 02:07 PM
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http://www.SkyHighPhotographs.co.uk http://www.BoatsBroker.co.uk

Tallship, galleon entering the inner harbour area at Falmouth, which again this year is home to the world famous Tall Ships Race.

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Old galleon tallship with modern warship in the background at Falmouth Docks:

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Azalea with Monkey Puzzle tree in the foreground at Penjerrick Garden, a wild rambling old Cornish water garden full of sub tropical plants and very overgrown.

Apologies on the above photo for it's blurriness, very heavy mist that day, extremely damp conditions.

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Hopefully some of these will give you architects out there some ideas of some of the forms and fractals within natures geometry, got hundreds more of these, similar. Will try to locate more as the weeks roll by and put them up here.

Spam my foot!! :D:rolleyes:

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Ya cheeky ruddy scallywag!! :D

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 02:38 PM
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Hahaaaaaaa I'm coming to get youuuuuuuu with my clawed hand of the night ... :eek:

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Ripples of Light:

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Rhodedendrons:

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 03:27 PM
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The following three are of the town of St. Ives in west Cornwall, artists mecca. There are literally hundreds of art studios here. St. Ives is also famous for it's incredible beaches dotted all around the town. One of the James Bond movies, part of it was filmed here. The Barbera Hepworth Museum and the Tate are here also. First picture shows how the buildings are crammed and knitted together in a very compact style, the streets here are a higgledy piggledy maze and extremely narrow. Gets extraordinarily crowded in the summer months.


Was a bit worried erecting a 52' foot tall tripod on the end of the pier here, with the sea on every side on very uneven large granite cobbled stones.

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Hmmmmm second photograph from the bottom above doesn't want to straighten up for some reason, my apologies for that, it's appearing a bit lopsided, but you get the general picture.

*****

Peacock at Trevarno Gardens, home to the National Gardening Museum near Helston, Cornwall:

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More to come in a wee bit.

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 04:20 PM
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Magnolia ^

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 04:41 PM
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Some of my equipment ^

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SkyHigh
February 7th, 2008, 05:05 PM
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And last but not least, the private garden of Dr Birkett Foster of Porthcurno, the original home of Cable and Wireless and the first transatlantic communications between North America and Europe.

He has a beautiful cliffside garden which he kindly allowed me to roam around last Spring in 07 to do my photography there, bless him.

Will post up more in a day or two or three, just hope you all enjoyed these, my first batch here, the ones from the American trip will most likely come next, including lots of architecture ones from San Francisco. Unfortunately image quality is lacking on that batch due at the time to using an old 1.3 mp digital camera, with a 270 degree swivel head.

These photographs were brought to you courtesy of http://www.SkyHighPhotographs.co.uk Tel: UK local rate 0845 430 1945 - You Call The Shots! And http://www.BoatsBroker.co.uk If any of you would like to link to either website or both this really would be very much appreciated. The first site has a links page so you can choose which one to use.

Many thanks all and my very kindest regards.

Mark

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pianoman11686
February 13th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Wow, thank you for those amazing pictures. Truly one of the most beautiful, enigmatic, and fascinating corners of the world.

ablarc
February 13th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Beautiful countryside, beautiful towns, beautiful fauna and flora, and beautiful photographs by an accomplished photographer. Thank you, SkyHigh.

MidtownGuy
February 14th, 2008, 11:52 AM
Wonderful, thanks for sharing!
Noticed quite a few palms and dracaena peppered through the photos...is it so mild there in Cornwall? I never would have known. The villages look extraordinary also!

MidtownGuy
February 14th, 2008, 12:02 PM
I poked around the internet and I read the climate in Cornwall is subtropical!?! :eek:
Why did I never know this??

MidtownGuy
February 15th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Skyhigh, I have been reading with great interest about Cornwall.
I would like to visit, and also the Isles of Scilly which sound peaceful, fascinating and beautiful!

SkyHigh
February 17th, 2008, 12:09 AM
If ever you visit, it would be my very great pleasure to take you on a tour of this ancient land, with my compliments, you'd be more than welcome.

Thank you too to the other guys here for your kind comments.

Actually got a few more photos to go up, they're on the camera right now, just got to upload them to Picasa, from there to Photobucket, from there to here, I'll make a start on this soon. They were taken during the last week up on Bodmin Moor, many of them of the wild ponies and horses that roam the moors there free.

So, if you like horses, you might just be in for a treat.

SkyHigh
February 17th, 2008, 01:34 AM
Ok, they're in Picasa, but I really must hit the sack now it's almost 6:30am feeling pretty tired, must get a few hours kip.

Will whack em up here tomorrow.

SkyHigh
February 17th, 2008, 02:12 PM
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February 17th, 2008, 02:25 PM
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SkyHigh
February 17th, 2008, 02:33 PM
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SkyHigh
February 17th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Old style red telephone box still being used, in the background is a tiny Methodist chapel:

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The view from the chapel:

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The hamlets post box:

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Ancient bridge:

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Ok, here's your last one for today, will post more up during the week, from somewhere else in Cornwall. All images Copyright SkyHighPhotographs 2008 and must not be used via Any means without my express permission. Thank you.

Last one is actually of the bottom of the garden a couple of evenings ago, hope you enjoyed all of them.

Kindest regards and best wishes for now.

Mark

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lofter1
February 17th, 2008, 06:24 PM
Fantastic shots, Mark.

Do you know of any great little Inns or Bed & Breakfast type spots close by to these environs?

SkyHigh
February 17th, 2008, 07:33 PM
One or two hundred yes, what exactly are you looking for?

zupermaus
February 19th, 2008, 08:59 AM
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this is the kind of eerie landscape that the Beast of Bodmin is said to haunt... thanks for the fairytale.

zupermaus
February 19th, 2008, 09:02 AM
The beast of Bodmin is a large black cat like creature, said to be panther or puma released in the Sixties, that have a good line in mauling the local livestock. There are numerous big cat sightings (and captures) across the country, the ancestors of released animals when the Wild Animals Act came into effect and many collectors released them into the wild. Last year a man in South London (London???) was clawed by a puma like animal.

SkyHigh
February 19th, 2008, 09:17 AM
And on that cheerful note ... :D

Meerkat
March 1st, 2008, 09:55 AM
The beast of Bodmin is a large black cat like creature, said to be panther or puma released in the Sixties, that have a good line in mauling the local livestock. There are numerous big cat sightings (and captures) across the country, the ancestors of released animals when the Wild Animals Act came into effect and many collectors released them into the wild. Last year a man in South London (London???) was clawed by a puma like animal.

Do you really believe there are big cats on Bodmin? I think its a bit of an urban legend, but here's an interesting link:
http://www.yourparanormal.co.uk/2007/12/21/beast-of-bodmin-moor/

SkyHigh
March 9th, 2008, 07:57 PM
I'll see if I can post up some more tomorrow at some point, we've got an extreme low pressure system moving through this area tonight and tomorrow in two bands, with winds gusting to hurricane force and the sea is predicted to be, according to the shipping forecast, 'phenomenally high'.

I've yet to check out the time of high tide for tonight / tomorrow but if it's anything like that which we've experienced before here in these kind of conditions, the waves reaching shore could be anything between 50'-100' high.

Planning on driving out at first light around 6am, now almost midnight, will go first to Porthleven, then down to Lands End and then drive up the north coast towards Godrevy Lighthouse to see what kind of photographs I can get.

Hopefully this time, no waves will get me as they did last time during a particularly bad storm, sending myself and my camera underwater.

Do love storms. Yes, I'm a storm nut. My idea of heaven? Tornado chasing in the US, would be a dream come true to see those things from a photographic / filming viewpoint.

Keep warm and batten down the hatches.

Laters.

Mark :)

brianac
March 9th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Best of Luck.

Keep your feet dry.

Look forward to the results.

SkyHigh
March 9th, 2008, 09:21 PM
1:10am just about to grab a few hours sleep, alarm set for 6am, got all my wet weather gear prepared, change of clothes etc, looking forward to it.

Already raining like a waterfall out there, winds increasing all the time, howling quite a bit already, thank goodness for 400 year old granite cottages and walls that are 4' thick, snug as a bug. Log fire glowing at the far end, mug of hot chocolate besides me - bloomin lovely!! :D

G'night.

Disappears under his duvet.

Zzzzzzzzzz ....

SkyHigh
March 9th, 2008, 09:28 PM
Blimey!! High tide is at 7am 5.5mtrs with 70-80mph winds, the waves will be like hell on high water.

Prayers for anyone caught out on board ships tonight in the Western Approaches. Must be bobbing around like a cork out there in this. Hope all the sailors are ok. Poor sods. Ships will be rolling around like mad, just horrendous to be out in this, hope the lifeboat crews too don't need to be called out.

niekui
March 10th, 2008, 06:02 AM
Very beautiful place, I like photography, landscapes are very good picture

brianac
March 10th, 2008, 08:25 AM
Spare a thought for SkyHigh, he is out there with his camera.

Watch the Video.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7285859.stm

SkyHigh
March 11th, 2008, 09:35 AM
It's ok I'm safe and well, just about.:D

Drove first to Porthleven yesterday morning, where it was certainly stormy but nothing out of the ordinary, wave heights were about 30-40' high.

From there drove to Sennen Cove in the far west, looked pretty good there but still a bit disappointing from a photography point of view.

Then onto Land's End where the Atlantic Ocean was looking as mean as all hell, huge waves, but not as high as expected. Hard job standing up, leaning horizontal to the incredibly high winds, buffeted from all angles, very, very difficult to keep the camera steady. Then lo and behold a good break in the clouds, sun poured out, the light was incredible and got some excellent shots including quite a few of the Longship's Lighthouse with the waves breaking many times over the top of it.

From there to Porthcurno, few more good shots, then to St. Just near Cape Cornwall and the Cot Valley, incredible light conditions.

Then to Botallack Mine, afterwhich to Levant Mine, difficult to breathe let alone stand up, was actually harder work trying to walk downhill than it was uphill. Extreme wind strength, well over hurricane force 12, my guess is around 100 mph if not a bit more in the gusts.

From here to Godrevy Lighthouse, similar sort of conditions, physically exhausting walking 2 miles, got a bit too close to the edge of the cliffs there and backed away hurriedly. Met up with a helicopter pilot also out doing photography, both crouched behind a 2' high wall trying franticly to clean our lenses to get some respite from being sandblasted.

Drove up to Portreath next, tried to get out of the car, jumped back in after getting sandblasted straight in the face again, was too painful to continue there.

Then drove home, restocked on batteries, grabbed a bite to eat, and drive back to St Ives for the high spring tide at 7pm, got some fantastic shots there of the harbour side being battered by waves.

Just about to see what I got in total and will put the results up over the next couple of days. In total was out for about 15 hours, soon as I got in, slept for 14 hours straight through.

Many of the photos may not be very good due to the amount of spray and white out conditions, water constantly being splattered at the camera, plus too, as mentioned above it was nigh on impossible to keep the camera still a lot of the time.

Hopefully though, they'll be a few good ones from the 200 or so that I managed to take.

Still howling out there now, but not a patch on the conditions yesterday.

SkyHigh
March 11th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Ok, just finished editing them all, over 450 in total, normally I don't like to edit too much preferring to keep the images as natural as possible, but in this case had to, else on many of them, you wouldn't be able to make out at all what I was pointing the camera at for all the spray and white out conditions coming off the waves.

I'll start to post some up in a little bit on a new thread, think they deserve their own space, apart from my usual ones.

As I said, please do excuse the lack of quality on quite a few of these, the conditions for photography were absolutely horrendous. Need a much better waterproof camera for the next time I do this.

Cheers!

Mark

brianac
March 11th, 2008, 05:52 PM
Well done Mark. Sounds like you had an exiting, if tiring, day.

Look forward to the photographs.