Cornwall in the snow video

Here’s a video from the recent snowy weather that I experienced in Cornwall. Let’s just say video is very much a work in progress for me! I used Davinci Resolve to create the video. It’s very much a piece of software that I am still learning about.

I was a lot of fun both shooting the video and creating it in the software. Hopefully, I will post up some videos of the street photography that I have done as I have some footage from London that can be used to create a video. However, don’t expect anything anytime soon as I am very slow at this right now!

More from today

A bit more of an update from today, The weather started out OK, then by early afternoon the snow returned, though not to the extent I thought it would. I went out again this evening to get some final images, but the snow has turned to rain. More snow is forecast tomorrow, but from my perspective, I would just prefer it to rain so I can get on and do things.

More snow

Haven’t finished shooting today or editing, but so far this image seems the best of the bunch. The weather is still very snowy here, but it is due to turn to rain tomorrow. I will post up some more images later, once I have processed them!

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Mudeford

I went down to Mudeford for the so-called sunrise this morning. It was more of a vague lightening of the land and coast, rather one of those glorious sunrises that you usually hope to see. I am quite glad that the weather was subdued though, because the diffuse light created a subtle scene.

It was lovely to be by the coast, listening to the seagulls and smelling the lobster pots that were waiting to be sent back out to sea. To be honest, it’s a fairly foul smell, but one that very much reminds me of home!

Kimmeridge Bay

As a person who grew up by the sea, I have a very special affinity for it. Boats, more precisely, wooden boat building also is a very large part of my childhood. I have numerous memories of sailing, fishing for mackerel and generally faffing about on the coast. Some of my most memorable experiences of growing up in Cornwall are of listening to the sea at night from my bed. The rhythm of the waves breaking onto the beach, then rolling back out was very calming at night. I never slept with the window closed, if I could help it.

When there was a storm the Atlantic was particularly noisy and dramatic sounding. Sometimes, when I went to the coast in the morning, I would see large sections of the cliff had fallen away during the night. Often, the storm would continue during the day. It was a thrilling sight, but also one that was very dangerous if you got too close to the waterfront in such conditions.

I took this shot a few months ago when I had a brief (but nice!) spell in which I got up for the sunrise. This particular morning, back in April, I arrived after an hour’s drive to find that the weather was grey and dull. However, converting the image to monochrome and  using a long exposure time (with the assistance of a 10-stop neutral density filter) helped to create a more dramatic image. It was a bonus that the clouds were travelling in such a way that they seem to converge above Clavell tower on the headland.