Been a while since I posted anything. Feel like I’ve been busy, but I can’t quite account for my time!
This shot was taken at the end of summer a few years back. I can’t remember where – it was either Gwenver beach or Praa Sands. I took a whole series of photos of sun reflected off sand, sun reflected off waves, sun reflected off foam… that sort of thing.
This is one from a while back. Taken at (or near) Cornwall’s best known reef-break, Porthleven. It was pretty big that day, but it’s as much about the power as the size of the wave – check out the mountain of white water exploding behind. This is local legend Daniel ‘Mole’ Joel looking fairly comfortable at the bottom of this beast. A few seconds later he pulled into the tube (if that makes sense to anyone?!)
I think the levels on this photo are a little too blue but I’m too lazy to dig out the original file and try and do a better job. Hopefully the epic wave will distract from the second rate editing…
Whilst Porthcurno cove may be famous for the Minnack Theatre in my books it is famous for something else; grinding, sand-dredging, top to bottom barrelling waves!
This is one of my favourite photos and very much sums up the power of the waves on the South Cornwall coast. Whilst the North coast gets more swell and generally has waves they don’t have quite the same power as on the South coast. I think it’s because the beaches are more gently sloping on the North coast.