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SkyHigh
March 11th, 2008, 09:09 PM
Porthleven, early yesterday morning, 60 footer wave thundering in.

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I'm about 80' high, which gives you some indication of wave heights reached. Porthleven again, until I say otherwise:

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niekui
March 11th, 2008, 09:40 PM
The destruction of the Earth's eco-governance inverted many natural-destruction, as long as the sea is not safe to live tsunami

Alonzo-ny
March 11th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Quoi?

SkyHigh
March 12th, 2008, 01:24 AM
Will pop up a load more tomorrow, much better quality too.

SkyHigh
March 12th, 2008, 01:25 AM
The destruction of the Earth's eco-governance inverted many natural-destruction, as long as the sea is not safe to live tsunami

What on earth are you blathering on about?

The Benniest
March 12th, 2008, 08:35 AM
Great photos SkyHigh. Kind of ironic since the pictures are stormy and looking bad. :P

Can't wait to see more..
Ben

SkyHigh
March 12th, 2008, 09:47 AM
These rocks just offshore from Sennen Cove are normally about 30' above sea level: (First photo)

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This next shot, the cliffs at Land's End are about 220' high, so goodness knows what the height of this wave was!!

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Longships Lighthouse next off Land's End.

Again, I make no apologies for some of the images being blurred, it was virtually impossible to stand up, let alone focus on the subject at hand, such was the force of the wind and airborne whitewater spray in the air, as you can see below, sometimes I missed my target altogether.

Huge storm waves breaking over the Longships Lighthouse, off Land's End during the March 10th Storms 2008.

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The sun came out briefly giving a tremendous play of light.

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One of the better images of the day, showing the hurricane force winds in all their glory off Land's End.

Please bear in mind that these images are Copyright 2008 SkyHighPhotographs.co.uk http://www.SkyHighPhotographs.co.uk - They must not be used elsewhere without permission from me. Please contact me if you wish to use these images in any way, shape or form.

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The next few are of Cot Valley near St. Just, between Land's End and Cape Cornwall in the district of Penwith.

It's a particularly beautiful location and most worthy of a visit by any photographer.

Again, I must reiterate the point that these images are all Copyright SkyHighPhotographs.co.uk 2008 and must not be used elsewhere in any way, shape or form without prior permission from me, your cooperation with this would be appreciated. I can be contacted via skyhighphotographs@gmail.com or via my contact form at http://www.SkyHighPhotographs.co.uk

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With my compliments, I hope you all enjoyed these.

Best wishes, and again, if you are out taking photographs in this weather, please do keep your wits about you and stay safe.

Mark

More to come later ...

SkyHigh
March 12th, 2008, 08:04 PM
As promised, some more.

The ones below are of Botallack Tin Mine. Cornwall is world famous for it's prowess in hard rock mining and it's said, wherever you find a mine, anywhere in the world, you'll find a Cornishman at the bottom of it.

Cornwall now has World Heritage Site status for the contribution this place gave to the world during the Industrial Revolution.

Botallack Tin Mine was the site of a terrible tradegy in 1919 when the steam driven man-riding platform rod snapped, hurtling 31 miners to their deaths down the very deep mine central shaft.

The mines in this part of Cornwall were known as Submarine Mines, as the passages extended to about 1 1/2 miles offshore underneath the seabed. One can only imagine the horrendous working conditions and the incredible courage of these men who mined for tin in this area. In some working, following the lode, the miners could even hear the water crashing above them on the seabed.

More information can be found here, including a demonstration of the man-riding platform (animation):

http://208.56.194.245/private.htm

http://208.56.194.245/tour.htm

http://208.56.194.245/botallack.htm

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The wind on this day (March 10th) can only be described as incredibly extreme at this location, impossible to stand in one location, such was the total verocity and strength as the hurricane force winds veered from the southwest to the northwest.

The Cornish are still fiercely independent and rightly proud of their Celtic roots, as can be seen on this wall, part of the old mine workings on top of the cliff.

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This next shot was in a tiny enclosed space with very narrow passage ways from the four corners funneling into the central space, where a 4' puddle of water was being screamed around in circles at a quite incredible rate of knots. Pretty difficult to breathe in there, and the noise of the wind sounded like a freight train!

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii59/SkyHighPhotos/IMG_3747.jpg

All images on this thread are Copyright 2008 SkyHighPhotographs.co.uk http://www.SkyHighPhotographs.co.uk and must not be used without my sole permission. If you wish to use any of these images for whatever purpose, please have the courtesy to contact me first via skyhighphotographs@gmail.com or via the Contact Form on my web site.

Many thanks.

More to come in a bit.

Meerkat
March 12th, 2008, 09:25 PM
The destruction of the Earth's eco-governance inverted many natural-destruction, as long as the sea is not safe to live tsunami

???? anyone able to translate this?

SkyHigh
March 12th, 2008, 10:58 PM
Translation:

If it transpires that all of us remain uneducated, with our minds locked in the middle ages, our collective heads buried in the sand, the core of our very humanity is at risk, for rather than reaching out to hold and cherish the Goddess Gaia, which in and of itself leads to ever expanding love, compassion and empathy, we instead withdraw inwards, becoming more self centred, and eventually, we as a human race here on this planet together, rather than reaching out with love, are torn asunder instead, by machinations of our own greed and corruptness - bringing a tsunami of revenge from mother nature, driving us ever onwards towards a perilous abyss of human destruction and wotsit blahdeblahdeblah - which is all true incidentally ....

I think s/he was sort of saying in essence (I could be wrong), but if anyone else would like to have another go at translating this text, please do be my guest. :D

Sometimes I have rather a propensity for verbosity and long windedness myself. ;) :D

Meerkat
March 12th, 2008, 11:21 PM
^ Yeah i think you've managed to decipher the gist of the post.

Love the name Botallack Mine - When i first read it i thought it said 'Bollock' Mine.

SkyHigh
March 13th, 2008, 12:25 AM
It's funny you should say that because right next door to Botallack you've got the Wheal Cock Mine.

It's true. :D

brianac
March 13th, 2008, 04:58 AM
Great shots again Mark. Your efforts have proved worthwhile.

Re the translation. I had a posting from the same person regarding some of my pics so I checked all posts by him/her.

This exercise explained a lot.

turkishann
March 15th, 2008, 06:12 AM
great photogs skyhigh, noticed the ones in Porthleven in Cornwall, we visited there last June, it was beautiful, went to a pub there for a meal and met the couple who owned the cottage we were renting they lived there! you are very lucky living in such a beautiful area!:)

SkyHigh
March 22nd, 2008, 11:29 PM
They'll be some truly beautiful shots coming over the next several weeks as Cornwall enters it's best time of year, April & May when the gardens here quite literally explode into colour.

At this time of the year, we get visitors from all over the world to see many of the very famous gardens here bursting with sub-tropical plants.

Can't wait, this winters dragged on a bit, looking forward finally to long, warm to hot spring and summer days. Cornish cream teas, freshly buttered scones with oodles of organic strawberry jam and great dollops of Cornish fresh cream! :D

SkyHigh
March 22nd, 2008, 11:50 PM
This was a photograph that a professional took down at Sennen Cove on the same day I was there of a truly staggeringly enormous wave!!:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=528769&in_page_id=1770