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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014714 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 1:44 PM

we didn't stop either

there was a cider farm to visit before sundown Wink

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mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 5:08 PM


Quote: Would be good to get peoples opinion on the best time of day for this as the sun direction on the mount of can make all the difference. I went late afternoon and the light was poor so it looked dreadful. I didn't bother taking any shots

The best time is at Dawn, as the sun rises over the land and illuminates the nearside of the mount.

However, having said that, I also have some great shots from sunset there.

Time of year is not so critical - but go at a low tide if you can to see the causeway

ALLENH
ALLENH  564 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jun 2009 - 7:50 PM

Thanks again for the input, today was a total washout with heavy rain, hail and roads closed to accidents one of which I am told was a fatal. ah well 6 left LOL

AngieLatham
15 Jun 2009 - 10:17 PM

we just got back from Cornwall , the sun is setting way over to the right of the Mount and goes down over the land and so the light goes off the mount very quickly before any real colour gets in the skye......so not a good time of year really for a sunset shot.

stick to the coast for the better weather, thats what we found anyway. Try Mullion Cove and the Lizard (best cream tea I've ever had in the last cafe on the point!) , Landsend is spectacula.....head out left from the carpark past the childrens farm.

I thought St Ives was hideous....mini Blackpool.

For North Cornwall : Boscastle and Rocky Valley , and also Tintagel castle

mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2009 - 5:32 AM


Quote: We just got back from Cornwall , the sun is setting way over to the right of the Mount and goes down over the land and so the light goes off the mount very quickly before any real colour gets in the skye......so not a good time of year really for a sunset shot.

But with the right sunset, you can get something like this:

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2009 - 8:11 AM

Yes, very nice Matt, ya cl*ck-tart! Wink

Last Modified By joolsb at 16 Jun 2009 - 8:12 AM
Geoffphoto
16 Jun 2009 - 8:49 AM


Quote: I thought St Ives was hideous....mini Blackpool.

Well excuse ME ( some of us actually live here !! ) - we can't wait 'til October when all you bloody tourists go home Smile

Last Modified By Geoffphoto at 16 Jun 2009 - 8:49 AM
joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2009 - 9:58 AM


Quote: some of us actually live here !!

I'm so sorry, Geoff. I really had no idea. Still, you bear your cross with dignity.... Smile

AngieLatham
17 Jun 2009 - 10:02 AM


Quote: we can't wait 'til October when all you bloody tourists go home

Thats nice, I bet you dont mind the money they bring in though? Well, heres 2 less to annoy you in the future Wink

montechoro
montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2009 - 10:17 AM


Quote: Quote:I thought St Ives was hideous....mini Blackpool. Well excuse ME ( some of us actually live here !! ) - we can't wait 'til October when all you bloody tourists go home

LOL Geoff - don't the tourists have nicknames like "Emmets" and "Grockles" or worse? Smile

Something about hanging about in bunches and being a pain in the ar*e?

We visit friends in Mevagissey and often get the visitor name calling good natured abuse Smile

Geoffphoto
17 Jun 2009 - 11:56 AM


Quote: Well, heres 2 less to annoy you in the future

Angela , that's such a shame ! You should have popped in to me at the studio for a nice cuppa and a piece of saffron cake ( I might have even brought a proper pasty) and I would have showed you some of the nice bits - Actually in all seriousness the tourists don't bother me that much, the traffic can be a pain but that's the price we have to pay for living down here - sadly St Ives is a victim of it's own success Sad ( but we don't have a Pleasure beach or trams and Blackpool does not have a Tate Gallery ! )

I'm genuinely sorry that you did not enjoy our town !


( and I would personally never ever, call a tourist an emmett !! )

Last Modified By Geoffphoto at 17 Jun 2009 - 12:13 PM
AngieLatham
17 Jun 2009 - 7:40 PM

lol, don't worry, I used to live in a tourist hot-spot and I know the love/hate relationship locals can have with visitors. I was quite shocked at how manic St Ives was even out of the main holiday months......guess we'll just keep to the smaller places. Poor Dougie had his whole ice cream stolen by a seagull before he'd even licked it,lol Smile

agoreira
agoreira  106001 forum posts Wales
17 Jun 2009 - 8:01 PM


Quote: ) - we can't wait 'til October when all you bloody tourists go home

Ditto where I live! Wink And now they have closed the road to one of the most popular beaches in our area for a fortnight to film bloody Robin Hood! Last month it was Harry Potter, we are being taken over by outsiders!Wink

ALLENH
ALLENH  564 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 - 10:01 PM

Well we have been here since Saturday and I feel that I must really agree with AngelaBarnett on Cornwall. whereas my previous visits have over the past years have been pleasant and good humoured This year I have found the people have been ignorant in their manner and their driving has been abmisal probably the cause of three accidents that have occurred over this week I will not bother to come again. and residents should appreciate that it is good tourist money that keeps this county's Council tax reasonable
agoreira Know what you mean and Robin Hood never visited Pembrokeshire

macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
18 Jun 2009 - 10:11 PM

Lost Gardens of Heligan, worth a visit.

Those Victorian gardeners were very clever.

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