A place to share a few of my photographs.

Beach

Roger

Just chillin'

Roger…what do l say? He is great! After nearly a month he has settled in really well and we are all good friends! Here are a few pics to share.

He also likes watching the TV

And l can really jump!

Me and my Mum

Oi, clear off, l'm trying to have a nap!

We love Rog!

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Porz Scaff

Porz Scaff

Another walk with Roger and another lovely area of coastline that we haven’t been back to for some time. It’s only about 15 mins drive from us but tucked out of the way. Big black clouds were rolling in and we had Richard Hawley playing in the car, ‘There’s a Storm A’Comin’, very apt:

There’s a storm Comin’
You’d better run
There’s a storm coming
Goodbye to the sun
There’s a storm comin’
You’d better

Run boy run
You’d better run

There’s a ship that’s sailing
Out in the night
There’s a heart that’s breaking
I think it’s mine
There’s a storm comin’
You’d better

Run boy run
You’d better run.

Porz Scaff 2

As it turned out the rain clouds missed us but we could see someone was getting it on the horizon. Pictures of Roger to follow.


Lonk Avel

Left for Dead

I came across this old boat on the banks of the Trieux early one morning last week while looking for pieces of driftwood for a clients garden. The colours of the decaying wood and flaking paint were highlighted in the early sun. It’s a shame it has just been left to rot but a great photo opportunity for me.

PL In Need of a bit of TLC

Flakey Paint

Keep Off!

A lick of paint should put this right....


Trevou-Treguignec

Reflections on the Beach

We drove over to Trevou-Treguignec with Roger and had a bracing walk along the beach. No pictures of Roger yet as he never sits still long enough when we are outside!

Rocks and Pebbles

Going for a walk

Walk on By

Contours of a Rock

Beach path


Sunrise on the Sillon

Restaurants on the Sillon

Up early to catch the sunrise on the Sillon de Talbert and l wasn’t disappointed. With nobody else about l could take my time getting the shots l wanted. Alas, it soon clouded over but l was happy with what l got.

Early clouds

The small lumps in the foreground are lugworm casts. Hundreds of them.

Close up of the lugworm casts.

These rocks make up part of the new sea defences to stop erosion of the fragile sand banks. Well, that's what l am assuming. Personally, l don't think these are necessary as they are not on the sea facing side. I'll try and find out.

My next walk on the Sillon will coincide with a high tide to show it at its best.


Colour v B & W

Beach at low tide

 

I thought l would play about with photoshop for a while and try my hand at HDR colour and black & white and see how they compare. The images are, again, taken on our peninsula on a very low tide. It is incredible to see how large some of the rocks are out at sea and are submerged when the tide returns but not by much. Another reason why l don’t have a boat!

So, back to the colour v B & W thing. I love both but B & W has a timeless beauty to them. I remain sat on the fence for the time being.


Sillon de Talbert

Foot prints

The Sillon de Talbert is a natural spit of sand and shingle some 3 kilometres long. It never becomes completely submerged and is home to numerous seabirds. It is situated on our ‘Presqu’ile Sauvage’, the unspoilt peninsula only a few klms up the road. When we first arrived here and were looking for houses we stumbled upon the Sillon one Sunday afternoon. There were many people there walking their dogs, children playing and people flying kites. The national kite flying championships used to be staged here.

Yesterday l had it all to myself. Its a great place to go when you feel you really need to get away from everything and everybody and even better when there is a big high tide and the water is lapping either side of the path. You can almost imagine you are walking on water. More pics to follow over the coming months.

Looking Inland

Wonky fence