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I haven’t posted in forever. Since the last post I have started a business with my friend and it has been running for nearly two months now! I have been slacking on the photography front but a couple of things did catch my eye during that two month period. A lovely textured wall and a beautiful twilight sky.

Textured Wall
Sky

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(IV) Cornwall Adventure – Kynance Cove

Our first view of Kynance Cove. Stunning.
Leanne & I Edge
Leanne on the edge!
Leanne Edge
I think this photo does a nice job at showing the sheer scale of the rocks/cliffs/mini islands in the background.
Leanne Scale
The landscape is nothing like what we have in Upminster where I live, it looks alien. I think the photo below looks like it could have been taken on another planet.
Rocky
View 2
Yellow Rock
One of my favourite photos of the whole holiday. Beautiful landscape.
House with a viewThe rocks were really interesting. The sea was really rough and you didn’t have to look at it to tell. The rocks were all carved and sliced up, most of them jutting upwards in layers. They also had a red tinge to them which made them interesting as a texture.
Red Rocks & Water
Red Rock texture small
Rock & Water
Island Rock
View 3
Standing on the edge of these jutting rocks next to a sea that was in turmoil maybe wasn’t the best idea but I wanted to get interesting photos! Needless to say this shot shows the moment I got wet. My luck run out, I was on the edge taking photos for a while and the past two times I had kept my eye on the sea and managed to spot when a big wave was coming twice before (not so easy when you have to spot a bigger bump of water than the rest as I was a bit further out than the beach) and managed to hightail it out of there, quickly jumping across the jutting rocks as best I could. However this one got me and I had to walk around for the rest of the trip with wet feet/socks/boots, not very nice! Just as I took this photo I ducked down and held onto a rock just incase it was a really big wave (did not want to be dragged on and into that sea, pretty sure you wouldn’t stand a chance) but it wasn’t too bad, albeit cold and wet!
Got Wet
Foot Prints

Another beautiful place in Kynance Cove. The sea coming from both sides of this beach area that you couldn’t get to.
Double Sides Sea
Next we visited Lizard Point,  the most southerly place in England. It was by far the most disappointing place that we went to all holiday. The most southerly point consisted of an eye sore of a gift shop and then down by the sea and even bigger eye sore of a broken down and disused concrete jetty. Usually I like abandoned places and things but not this. It was disappointing that because it is the most southerly place they tried to capitalize on that or… once did, now it’s just sad.

We also found the most southerly lighthouse which might have been a little bit more interesting if it was open or you could get near it, the stone wall was easily jumpable but we had lost interest in the whole place by then, disappointed by it all. Two saving graces however, when we was walking up hill on the edge of the cliffs to see the lighthouse we saw an eagle on the cliffs not far from us which we saw took flight. The second being the one and only photo I shot at Lizard Point, part of the lighthouse buildings.
Two Horns

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Local Walk About

A couple of weeks ago I went on a walkabout through parks and fields around my local area with Tom Barden which is also his local area! He also has had his post up for a while and has already done the explaining and mapping so take a look at his post to see that – link.

Lets just say the terrain wasn’t easy going.

Boots
This is our local park, The Brickfields. Usually these are holes which are great for riding in, about and round on your bike but lately (seems like a long lately) it has been filled to the brim with water. Fed up with rain now…..
Reflections
On the plus side we are getting more and more days with sexy blue skies.
Looking Up
I am unsure what these were, circular roof tile? Though I liked the interesting pattern they made piled up.
Pipes

Ok, not the prettiest of photos. But I thought if I could make pond skum look somewhat interesting then that would be an achievement. The strange swirly (skum) patterns drew me to this, I tried to make the branches an extension of the patterns. Reminds me of them really abstract paintings people do.

Pond Skum
Doors made out of brick don’t work very well. definitely form over function here.
Secret Door
I really like the layers of this photo. Grass, wood, metal and sky. Lots of elements thrown into the mix.
Layers
Smashed Window
Lone Tree
It wouldn’t be a post without a bit of Texture Texture at the end!
Wood Texture

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Martinhole Wood

This curious building is located in Martinhole Wood in Basildon. Upon doing some on the go research Leanne found out that it was called ‘Vange Well No.5’. In the early 1920’s a farmer named Edwin Cash built it as a get rich quick scheme. He even went so far as to label it the ‘magic’ well in the ‘vale of health’. He sold the water and labelled it as ‘Farmer Cash’s Famous Medicinal Vange Water’ due to it being highly sulphated and was considered to be good for ailments such as stomach troubles and nervous disorders.

The well was shut down around the mid 1920’s due to water contamination perhaps because of a tuberculosis sanatorium that opened in 1927 which was on higher ground to the well. Cash died in 1931 and the well was sold.

You can read more of the well’s history here.





Texture Texture! As ever if you would like to use these textures, email me and I will send them to you full rez – chillcleal@hotmail.co.uk


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Langdon Hills Nature Reserve

Another weekends wandering captured.

Langdon Hills
is a very local park and nature reserve to us, we walked through just a fraction of it as in total, it is over 400 acres.





Misty loved the extended walk.

My girlfriend and partner in crime.




Texture, texture. Email me if you want a full rez version of this texture. chillcleal@hotmail.co.uk

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Blakes Wood

Hello! It has been quite some time since I last made a post, I hope to get back into the swing of things. My camera has been underappreciated lately so Leanne and I found a promising place to visit, Danbury Commons and Blakes Wood.

We  had a bit of trouble finding it, sat navs seems to have trouble picking up where a lot of nature reserves/parks are for some reason, maybe it’s just mine! Once finally getting there however the weather and lighting was extremly generous, georgeous lighting coming through the clouds most of the day (even if it did rain slightly from time to time!).

I go walking in parks a lot, but within the first five minutes of being in Blakes Wood we had two water voles run across our path, I have never seen one in the flesh before. Mushrooms were the key subject of the day for me. They are so interesting to photograph, they come in so many different weird shapes and sizes and to me they look other worldy.


All of the photos above show mushrooms growing over this very curious tree. It was completely hollow on the inside, it’s roots made a small circular set of stairs, moss covered the base of it’s trunk and mushrooms grew all over it.


Autumn is a great time for photography in forests, all the leaves change colour and plants and trees start to break down and die off, ready for new growth in the spring.


What post would be complete without some ‘Texture, texture!’.

If you would like these in full rez for any reason send me an email, and I would be more than happy to send them to you, chillcleal@hotmail.co.uk.

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