I dived down to Cornwall this weekend to see my father and mother, completely forgetting a proper camera. Charlestown nevertheless looks good enough thanks to Pro HDR on iPhone: St Austell Brewery stands next to my old school, Poltair. This photo brings back memories of many happy days spent learning surrounded by the smell of hops and malt.
Tags: Charlestown, Cornwall, Landscape
Beth and I just returned from our summer holiday – a week in West Cornwall. Even for someone born in St Austell, we were a long way west. The Penwith Heritage Coast was the heart of Cornwall’s hard rock mining industry which extracted tin, copper and arsenic in particular. With other employments including fishing, farming, smuggling and wrecking, Cornwall was a tough place in the nineteenth century, when tin mining there peaked and declined. The sunsets over the sea were particularly […]
Tags: Cornwall, Landscape, Sunset
Blogging will be infrequent until the new year at my wife’s special request. I’ll be finishing my constituency work today and then taking Christmas off. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this shot of St Lawrence Church West Wycombe at night. Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!
Tags: Christmas, Landscape, West Wycombe
Some of my (hopefully!) more interesting photos from Northumberland may be found here. This emotive shot is most likely to be used again: I was pleased with this falcon(?) too: It was hunting on the updraft around Dunstanburgh castle, with a swift(?) bouncing in playfully:
Tags: Birds, Falcon, Landscape, Liberty, Nature, Northumberland
Beth and I are now home after a great week in Northumberland, which included our 14th wedding anniversary. It seems to us a wonderful yet much-neglected county, though it is apparently not neglected by the RAF!
Tags: Landscape, Northumberland
Finally, I found a couple of hours for walk with the camera. A panorama of West Wycombe from above my home:
Tags: Landscape, Wycombe
Vassiliki Bay Panorama, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker. Too little wind this morning and a storm this afternoon, so we took a stroll, discovering this magnificent grasshopper (cricket?). Grasshopper, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker.
Tags: Boats, Grasshopper, Greece, Landscape, Nature, Sailing, Travel, Wildwind