Tag Archive: Landscape


Snowdonia

Snowdonia

A short post, on Monday I took a walk in the snow in Snowdonia.  Due to ice and mist, I walked up the Miner’s Track to where in joins the Pyg Track, then retuned along the Pyg Track. This was generally a very easy walk, apart from the steep climb at the end of the Miner’s Track where it joins the Pyg Track.  This was steep, and as I was the one of first to climb in the morning, hidden in snow and slippy.  I hope to have the weather to get make it worthwhile getting to the top next time.

A few photos from the trip can be found here.

Photos from the walk are here, generally shot in Aperture Priority.  Panoramas shot handheld, merged in PT Gui. B&W conversion in Silver Efex Pro.

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Porthleven

There are plenty of fantastic pictures of Porthleven in stormy weather, but on our visit there in October 2009, it a calm overcast day. There is however a nice harbour to explore, and a distinctive church right by the sea wall.

The picture here is looking out towards the sea from the harbour; however it is worth taking a look on Flickr for pictures of church (in the background on my shot) in the middle of a storm.  Portleven is a place I have made a note to visit one day when it is stormy.  The pub opposite the Church, the Ship Inn, has a terrace outside which could be the perfect place to wait around for the perfect conditions.

Porthleven is just a short drive out of Helston.

Porthleven

Porthleven Harbour

Botallack Mine

Botallack Mine

Botallack must be the most spectacularly located of the tin mine engine houses which can be found dotted around Cornwall. The National Trust have a page dedicated to the site, which contains plenty of historical information, and a self guided walk around the site here.

To get to the site take a short walk from the village . of Botallack down to the coast.  The mine in pictured here is to the North of the main complex of ruins around the arsenic works.  Most of the site is West facing, so I imagine it would look great on a late afternoon or sunset.  There is also scope for visiting in stormy weather and trying to incorporate the waves into a scene.

It is also worth popping into the Queens Arms Pub, in the village, they have a great collection of photos, include some of the mine in action.  This is a strange contrast to the abandoned site that is there today. They also have good beer and wifi.  It is possible to camp in the village at this site.

More photos of Botallack can be found here