Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 1

I’ve been invited to take part in the “Five Photos, Five Stories” challenge by Alison of Scene by Minerva. The challenge is quite simply to “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.

My five photos are going to depict what I love about Cornwall. The light, the colours, the coast, the history.

Godrevy LighthouseGodrevy Lighthouse  on the eastern side of St Ives Bay, west Cornwall. Facing the Atlantic Ocean it is popular with both the surfing community and walkers, photographers and even writers. It was the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s novel “To the Lighthouse“. (please click image to enlarge)

My nomination today is Lynne Ayers of  Beyond the Brush Photography – who is an excellent art photographer. Absolutely no requirement to join in, only if you want to.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

35 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 1”

  1. Looking forward to your appreciation of Cornwall Jude. Your nominated site has some great shots on it. The clock tower in the clouds is very different, and great in B+W.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Yes, Lynne does produce some amazing and very beautiful images. I am so glad that you take the time to visit sites I link to. Thank you Pete.

    1. Thank you Tess. This is a very popular landmark to photograph. Now that I have been there I can see why. It must be even more amazing at sunset.

    1. Like much of our coast it is lovely when out of season and in sunshine. And the light is so magic down this part of the county. I can understand why artists are drawn to the area.

  2. I was going to say straight from a postcard but that wouldn’t cover it. This is the postcard Jude. Beautiful.

    1. Thank you Sue, it sure is as pretty as a postcard around the bay. I hope my images manage to convey the lovely light you find here.

  3. I like your shot, Jude, but also very much enjoyed the story of the scene!

  4. Oh, I love a lighthouse. Are there any sunken ships in that bay? (That obviously chose to ignore the light. Or it wasn’t working that night. Or they’re the reason they built a lighthouse in the first place.)

    1. Heather there are hundreds of wrecks around Cornwall! Some deliberately enticed onto the rocks by ‘wreckers’. The only one I have seen though is much further north in Devon.

    1. I love it when that happens! I would have liked to have gone onto the beach too, but the steps down onto it were badly damaged in the horrendous storms in 2014 so it was impossible. Next time I go here I shall go along another path which brings you out onto an even bigger beach at the side of this one. I’d love to try and capture a sunset from here.

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