Friday, 10 July 2015

Water, Weed & Sand, Cropped Crop and Slanted

Water, Weed & Sand :- And a very unstable and stormy sky. It was around 8 pm and low tide had hit the inner and outer harbour of Mevagissey, a village and fishing port in Cornwall, England. Only the boats were providing a splash of colour as everything else was grey or brown. Everything was damp to the touch and the air had a wet sort of thickness to it with each intake of breath. Tourism is now the main industry in the village but fishing still plays a vital part. The inner harbour and wall (to the left of the image) was built in 1774 with the outer harbour and wall being created much later in 1888 and rebuilt (due to storm damage) in 1896. The village is also famous for it's historic connections with the smuggling industry.



Cropped Crop :- A simple shot. No frills or vast open landscapes. No ancient architecture or history lesson. Just some corn blowing in the wind in a field in the village of Ovingdean in Brighton.



Slanted :- Just a small section of the mighty and very grand Hound Tor on Dartmoor in Devon, England. The angles of the rocks, evening sunlight, shadows and small tree caught my eye as I was wandering around this huge heavily weathered granite outcrop. This is a place of legends, stories and monsters as the tor is said to be haunted and is also supposedly the inspiration for Conan Doyle's book 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. It was also used as a location in the two episode Doctor Who story (starring Tom Baker as the Doctor and Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith) the 'Sontaran Experiment' (1975).



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