Enter The Void …

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  1. I’m lost in your images, it feels as though time has stopped and all else stands still. The first shot is stunning, the quietness of the mist and cold stone is perfectly presented. Wow Louise, a magnificent collection – congratulations.

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    1. … and I’ve been lost in sleep for a few hours Mary, but how lovely to awaken to find you’ve visited and left your thoughts about my latest photographic gatherings . I’m really touched , thank you so much x

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  2. A wonderful post Poppy and what a lovely week it was. I love your Sennen Cove image. The tones and exposure length give such a dreamy feel. Your pictures of the Sea Pool are superb. What a gem of a subject that turned out to be. Such a shame there are so few of these pools still in useful order.
    It was as ever, a pleasure to be out taking pictures together and to be enjoying the Cornish coast. Great that AJ also found exactly what he was looking for and it was indeed fascinating to hear about the very complex and very dramatic geology. As AJ has said before, where there’s some interesting geology, there’s usually some interesting photographs to be had too and he certainly wasn’t wrong on this particular stretch of the north Cornish/Devon coast. :-)

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    1. Indeed I could have stayed much longer just working for some more sea pool pictures ChillB , ah but tummy rumbles for that breakfast @ Crooklets Beach became too hard to ignore .
      Oh but DO hurry :) I’m eagerly awaiting to see your photos from the week. Thanks s0 very much for your lovely comments x x

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    1. Gosh, that’s a great compliment Andy, many thanks indeed. I’m trying to get the essence of a subject as well as improving my skills in photography . It does feel a real challenge at times :-) I do love the coast and ocean it’s hard not to be inspired by it all . Thank you for the link , wow there are some incredibly beautiful images in Susan Brown’s portfolio . I did spot that some parts of the sea pool railings at Bude have disappeared in recent times !

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  3. Super work Poppy. The difference between art and ‘snaps’. I do have one question for you – why the new website? I rather enjoyed Poppytump and I am sad to see you have deleted that site.

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    1. Hello Jude thanks for that kind comment , and you’ve got it I’m trying to develop everything a little more in different ways .
      Aw I’m still Poppytump at heart , starting a new blog was a way to shrug off some old memories that I found hard to keep coming across on my other site . The last eight months have been difficult, we lost our beautiful Lottie dog back in Jan , a brief visit to the vet with her and a return home an hour later without her was unbearably sad , quite honestly I find it difficult to look at photos of her even now . But now I’ve turned a proper corner and feel much more inspired , so I do hope you’ll enjoy much of the same kind of rambling posts of travels, photography ups and downs and odd sketch on this blog too x

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      1. I love your sketches so I am glad you are still going to share them. It is heartbreaking to lose an animal and I’m sure you will be able to remember the good times with her eventually which will outweigh the sadness. Anyway, good to see you again and I look forward to taking inspiration from your work :)

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  4. You pack a punch, Poppy! (a very soft one :) :) ) So glad to have caught this before I go. Every kind of subtle beauty. You caught me in your spell again.
    We used to have one of those sea pools over on the Headland at Hartlepool. I never was the vigorous type though :) Take care!

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    1. Thank you Jo !! I love that .. a ‘soft’ punch.. lol really good to hear you enjoyed these x
      I came across a wonderful site re the old sea pool on the Headland … I was particularly impressed by the swallow high dive photo :-O
      Enjoy your break Jo … we arrive as you return I believe , leave the sun high in the sky for us please :)

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    1. G’day Pauline ! Ah you are kind, thank you x Cornwall or to be honest any coast has to be a favourite photography location for me . I live close to the Hills here but find it much more difficult to extract something more than just snaps of them .. working on it lol
      I hope all is well , I guess you’re settling down for the evening , we’ve gorgeous Autumnal sunshine this morning , slowly bronzing leaves are shaking in the breeze … quite a picture :-) Thanks for visiting on your break Pauline , I much appreciate it x

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      1. While you have the golden glow of Autumn we have the exuberance of Spring. My garden is my joy. Photography has taken a bit of a back seat for me at the moment, but your superb images make me think of dusting the camera off again and recharging both its, and my batteries. Hope you have a happy weekend…

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  5. So glad to see you”pop” up again Poppy. I read about your adventure on Adrian’s blog first. I absolutely love your opening capture and laughed that you made it from the car park!! Your photography has grown tremendously since you first started. We need to see a sketch of your opening shot soon!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Patti lovely to hear your reaction ! I’m taking rather a long time to catch up with everyone but I’ll be over soon to see what has caught your eye recently too :)

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  6. There is a mystery, a sense of waiting in these. In the first one I was looking for a ghost ship on the horizon, one with huge sails and three masts. In the others the absence of any human sign gives them a wonderful sense of hanging in time. Beautiful Poppy/Louise!

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    1. How lovely that would have been Anna .. and some distant haunting music … I’d not really appreciated the stillness of time projected by the absence of people in the frame Anna … great feedback like that is much appreciated thank you x

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  7. This is outstanding, Poppy. I love the first image, absolutely gorgeous. Great that you had such a lovely time together. Next week I’m going to Norfolk and I’m eager to practise long exposure myself.
    When AJ has time, please check the West Runton Mammoth and the geological walks in our area. :-)

    How sad that you lost your Lotti. <3 I have to take my 12 year old Golden to the vet later today and the outcome is not quite sure, but we hope for the best.

    Wishing you a great weekend,
    Dina

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    1. Thank you so much Hanne x I’m really looking forward to seeing your experiments , it’s all very exciting seeing the dreamy like images one can take using the Big Stopper! I appreciate your kind thoughts re Lottie dog, and I do hope you receive good news about your dear Goldie dog. 12 yrs is a fine age really for larger breeds – we never quite got there with any of ours . All the best for the beginning of October and beyond xx
      I’ll certainly let AJ know about the mammoth !!

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  8. My Golden got some painkillers for his knees and he’s a lot happier now. :-)
    This is a BIG burden off my shoulders, every day is precious at this age.
    I look forward returning to Norfolk next week. In the meantime I’m learning from loooking at all the long exposures on various blogs and I try to understand the secret behind the blue colour cast and how to avoid it. You have found a very good way of dealing with it!
    All the best to you in Malvern. :-)

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    1. It’s all rather ambiguous the way I’ve presented the image , and so I’m delighted to hear your thoughts about it in that way . It’s great to have feedback . Thank you very much indeed Randall !

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  9. I have missed several of your posts – I haven’t been to in to long exposures myself which you will see from my portfolio – but I am starting to tinker – you images however are more artistic long exposures – fine art even – which I rather like and may well have a tinker with myself – excellent blog

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    1. Thank you Scott ! I much appreciate your lovely comments and feed back there . It’s great to hear you may try a little bit of experimentation too . Results are unpredictable , but I’m really enjoying the effects – particularly coastal scenes ! You’ll be spoilt for choice in Scotland :)

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