… at Sennen Cove the incoming tide creeps up the side of the harbour wall with a gentle whoosh of soft mistiness …
I’d like to say this picture was hard won by , but really there is a very fine view from the car park . All I had to do was set up my camera with tripod and enter the void …
iso 100 25 mm f/11 203 sec
At Bude North Cornwall an outgoing tide leaves the sea pool full of fresh Atlantic ocean waters twice daily.
This long exposure left me a little time to observe the wide blue yonder , and wish that we’d been there just a tiny bit earlier .
Catching the waves streaming over the wall was my aim and all red – wellied -up I was prepared but with some lively wave action to one side, I played it safe !
iso 100 30mm f/11 67sec
iso 100 35mm f/11 22sec
Bude’s pool at the edge of Summerleaze Beach is one of the few remaining man made sea pools built up and down the country in the 1930’s (it is in fact partly constructed below some rocks)
As some employees began to enjoy paid holidays for the first time and medical advice was to get out into the sun and fresh air , from the far chilly north to the comparatively mild south west those seaside towns with a ‘safe’ outdoor swimming spot became hugely popular .
Changing times and the rise in people travelling abroad for holidays , increased maintenance costs plus health and safety constraints mean that many of these pools have been dismantled or fallen into disrepair . Bude pool has survived by generous donations, fundraising, and sponsorship – how lucky for those hearty types who like to swim every day of the year whatever the weather !
AJ , ChillB and I are just back from a happy weeks stay in a cottage near Bude , it was another chance to practice some photography with long exposures and exploring the North Cornish/Devon coastline, a geological gem AJ was to find out about in great detail from attending a workshop .
There was much to discuss of an evening back together over a glass or two , from coastal landscape and rock formation with a timescale involving millions of years to photographic formations taking minutes and seconds :-)
Talking about time … how easy it is to lose track of it when having fun in Photoshop ?
I call this
* Much time lost also trying to make a triptych … and realising lots more work needed on sizing /document / grids /layout !
Here’s hoping your week goes swimmingly :-)