June 24, 2010

South West England VII - Travelling to Port Isaac

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On the start of our woodland walk, just past a Roman Mile-maker(!), I came across a little patch of flowers - I used the widest setting on my compact camera and got as close as I could to one flower, to create the above image.
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St Nectans Glen was one of the most eerie spaces I have every visited - more like a mausoleum or sanctuary than any graveyard  or church  have ever visited. The rocks were covered with small offerings, notes and even photographs...it felt incredibly private and personal.
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After close to an hour walking through lovely woodland, we arrived at St Nectans Glen; a haunting location with a stunning waterfall. I would have been awesome to work with a model in the space, but it was WAY to public to ever be an option (in fact a search of the internet would indicate no-one has EVERY worked with a figure model in the space).
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As we walked back from the waterfall, I made this image of a wild flower. The advantage of having a compact camera is obvious in cases like this - great depth of field in relatively low light, without having to fight with a tripod!
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We arrived at Port Isaac at low tide, but decided NOT to park on the shore, like others were. The little town was lovely, but at the time I was oblivious to its claim to fame - the setting for the TV drama Doc Martin. Having watched the series now, I can see why those who knew the show wished to visit the town!

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