A storm brewing at Botallack.

My original plan was to head to St Ives and try and hit Porthmeor and all the little bits around St Ives but when it came to it, I couldn’t be bothered with cramming the campervan around its tight streets. I think St Ives will probably have to be one I do in a car to make it a bit easier!

Zennor

So I packed up the van and headed off to Zennor. The weather had closed in a little before I turned up so didn’t really get to see it in sunshine. I’ll have to head back again sometime soon. The village itself, is pretty small with a nice old church sat in the middle of it, believed to be built on the site of a 6th century Celtic church.

Mini Zennor waterfall.

Mini Zennor waterfall.

 

I walked the coast path snapping what I could but the light was pretty flat. I ended up clambering down some rocks on a point and just fiddling around with long exposures for a bit. The sea was pretty rough for this time of year so was hoping to get some decent pictures of the water receding back off the rocks.

 

Rough seas at Zennor

Rough seas at Zennor

Sailing boat passes Pendeen Watch Lighthouse.

Sailing boat passes Pendeen Watch Lighthouse.

After a fairly fruitless shoot, I walked my way back to the van. The car park in Zennor said no overnight parking so I followed the rules and shot off down the road. I was hoping to stop off sooner than I did. I ended up around Geevor tin mine which ended up being a pretty decent stop for the next day anyway.

Through the day I walked the cliffs around the tin mine. I went to Pendeen Watch lighthouse and photographed what I could. After strolling around for most of the day, I got back into the van. I had a little look on my photo app and realised Botallack was just around the corner. It was far too close to give up the chance of upping my last efforts down there so I had some food and then headed on my way there.

Botallack

Rough Seas at Bottalack.

Rough Seas at Bottalack.

The Sun breaks the stormy skies and casts its light on the cliffs of Botallack.

The Sun breaks the stormy skies and casts its light on the cliffs of Botallack.

When I arrived, the light was fantastic for shooting. It was glowing in all the right places so I got quite a few decent shots. Even though I definitely got my best shots out of the two visits, the sunset didn’t play ball. I’ll still need to head back there at some point in the future. I’m still pretty pleased with quite a few of the pictures I got though!

 

"Botallack Brewing" - Looking out to sea past Botallack, the sun beats on the cliffs as the clouds tell a stormy story.

“Botallack Brewing” – Looking out to sea past Botallack, the sun beats on the cliffs as the clouds tell a stormy story.

"Crowning Glory" - Rough Seas crash around the Crown Engine House at Botallack.

“Crowning Glory” – Rough Seas crash around the Crown Engine House at Botallack.

A sailing boat crosses the sunset's path at Botallack.

A sailing boat crosses the sunset’s path at Botallack.

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