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Barnacles with Bill

By MrsS    
WELL! Where do I start? At the beginning, I suppose! Smile

(I have a feeling that you may well get bored MUCH sooner than I will!)


A week in Corwall in words and images by fran_ash

We had booked our cottage online and promised Beth that this would be a "family" holiday, NOT totally a photographic one (easily hoodwinked, my daughter - and we only did a teeny bit of scouting during the day, honest!)

Anyway, we arrived and unpacked - loved the cottage and the sea view from the window, it was all that had been promised, and we set off to wander down to Priest's Cove to see what we could see. Well, we saw Bill (BillyGoatGruff) & his wonderful wife Bee and quickly made ourselves known! After much chat and working out that Bill really isn't "Gruff" at all, we headed off to the local for tea, with the promise that Bee & Beth could escape the photography boredom at the cottage with freeview TV & DVD PLUS a fridge full of wine and beer (what a pity Bee was driving!) Wink

Thanks for your company, guys, great to put faces to names and make new friends Smile

I do believe that I "star" in many of Bill's shots from here (you are soooooo much more polite that MrS, who just yells rude words at me when I do that to him, Bill!)

As MrS has mentioned on his shot, we have agreed to upload in date order, so here's my offering from Priest's Cove on sunset #1. He did his usual disappearing trick and ventured off over the tricky rocks, whilst Bill and I took the slightly safer option.
(Is this a good moment to mention that of the 10 shoots we went for, we got good light from all 10?)

The resulting sunset was followed by much jollity and alcohol plus preparation for the next morning at Marazion - you'll get to see the results from there tomorrow! Smile

Thanks for your time and the effort to read the small Novella - think they might get longer as the week progresses Tongue

Back to the mill tomorrow, so I'd better make sure all is prepared - catch up soon Smile

Fran x

Tags: Sunset Light Cornwall Rocks Water Waves Sea Brisons Landscape and travel Priests cove Image1

Voters: bobalot, sut68, bfgstew and 86 more

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bfgstew 13 668 105 England
4 Sep 2011 5:38PM
Beautiful Fran, looks like you had better luck than me, nowt but rain up north.........Sad

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BillyGoatGruff 12 191 199 England
4 Sep 2011 5:41PM
Cooked to perfection, Fran!

A pleasure to meet you and a privilege to be shooting alongside!
I relly hope mine turn out as good as this!

Bill Smile
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
4 Sep 2011 5:43PM
Tidy one missus [to be] Wink x
pmorgan 13 217 13 England
4 Sep 2011 5:46PM
Smashing stuff Fran - i read it all too! Smile

Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
4 Sep 2011 5:48PM
Nice to see you all back and sober! Grin

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
4 Sep 2011 5:50PM
Thanks Stewart, Bill, Boss, MrM & Ade Smile

I can tell you where we will be for our honeymoon, Stewart, but it'll cost you! Grin

Mr "notso" Gruff - likewise! Smile

Well done, Paul, but I think you might need an hour or two for the Sennen Cove chapter! Tongue

Sober, Ade, what's that?? Tongue

Cheers Folks
Fran x
4 Sep 2011 6:00PM
love it great shot.ray
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
4 Sep 2011 6:05PM
Beautiful image, Fran: superb use of full DOF and what a wonderful sky.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
4 Sep 2011 6:24PM
Great composition
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
4 Sep 2011 6:26PM
Stunning light, Fran, glad you had a good time, look forward to future uploads Smile Carol
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
4 Sep 2011 6:33PM
Thanks Ray, Ronnie, John & Carol Smile

it's good to be back! Smile

Fran x
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 37 Norway
4 Sep 2011 6:51PM
Let the competition begin!!
So far, I'd say 15-0 to FranWink

Nice bit of rock, sea and sunset.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
4 Sep 2011 7:07PM
Ohhh, Malc - that's fighting talk! Wink

Thanks Hon Smile

Fran x
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
4 Sep 2011 7:10PM
Stop stirring it missus Wink x
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2011 7:10PM

Quote: think they might get longer as the week progresses

Blimey, good job there's not a character limit on EPZ!

Glad you had a good time, and look forward to the rest.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
4 Sep 2011 7:44PM
LOL, MrEEK - now don't go giving MrB ideas! Wink

Fran x
Emu72 10 7 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2011 7:45PM
Very nice Fran, glad you had a great week Smile
mondmagu 9 75 Ireland
4 Sep 2011 8:08PM
Stunning work Fran!!!!

Tynnwrlluniau Plus
10 112 38 Wales
4 Sep 2011 8:35PM
Wonderful image, Fran. Great decision on the midway split. Sounds like you had a great time. Yep, it's back to the mill for me too on the morrow. I'm just trying to avoid the same old results resume and motivational speeches thingy. Mind you a summary of our inspection report will probably be equally entertaining to the staff Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
4 Sep 2011 8:38PM
Thanks Tim, Des & Alun Smile

LOL, Alun - we've had our heating updated over the holidays - goodness knows what state I'll find my classroom in - thank goodness children only back on Tuesday Wink

Fran x
jeronius 10 2 1 England
4 Sep 2011 8:53PM
Stunning Fran, didn't we have great weather this week. I so wish I had made the time to do Marazion!! Next year I have promised myself. I do look forward to your uploads over the next week or so.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
4 Sep 2011 8:58PM
We certainly did, Jerry! had seven FABULOUS sunsets - so they'll keep you going for a while - never mind the three sunrises too Wink

Fran x
5 Sep 2011 5:59AM
Excellent composition and lighting with the cloud cover in the sky.
edrhodes 14 547 13 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 7:42AM
Congrats Fran.

MrDoo Grin
pmorgan 13 217 13 England
5 Sep 2011 8:07AM
Well done Fran - that's two of us so far then Smile
richardwheel 14 217 2 England
5 Sep 2011 8:09AM
well that's a good start to the holiday photos Fran, looks like you had a good time by the sounds of things!
geffers7 Plus
9 52 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 8:40AM
Thats a great image with really good detail and that wonderful sky.
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
5 Sep 2011 9:16AM
Nice one missus [2B Wink] ... looks like I'm gonna have to play catch-up now then Grin x
BillyGoatGruff 12 191 199 England
5 Sep 2011 11:51AM
Hey, well done Fran!
I just knew this was going stratospheric!

javam 15 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 12:58PM
Wow!. If this is just day one there must be several more stunners to come. This is superb Fran and a very well deserved EC. Congrats.
chris-p Plus
14 72 England
5 Sep 2011 3:07PM
Well done Fran..
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
5 Sep 2011 5:55PM
Thanks everyone Smile

MrB - spotted the EC @ 6am this morning - what a great start to the week! HUGE Thanks Smile

Classroom was a right state when I got there, taken all day to get it to a resemblance of normality! Smile

Really appreciate your comments and support Smile

Fran x
oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 5:06PM
Super image Franners ,and well done on the awardWink
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Sep 2011 8:58AM
Congrats on the EC Fran.
Consulo 15 840 10 Scotland
8 Sep 2011 12:40PM
This is probably one of the best coastal landscapes I've seen on here for a while. I really do feel like I could step into this.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
8 Sep 2011 9:08PM
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and attention Smile

Fran x
Cormy 12 3 England
9 Sep 2011 1:22PM
Congratulations.Super pic,well deserved EC.
LesF 13 182 9
10 Sep 2011 9:28AM
Sorry I'm late coming to this Fran, playing catch up as I've been away myself for a week. Congrats on the EC for what is a fine, no a cracking shot, glad you had a great week

Chriscj 13 96 1 England
12 Sep 2011 8:02PM
Couldn't be bothered to read all that speel, but I expect you had a great time. Wink Congrats on your award too.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
12 Sep 2011 8:12PM
Cheers Alan, MrF & MrBucket! Smile

LOL, Chris - you can rest assured that we did! Wink

Cheers Chaps!
Fran x
Nigel_95 Plus
13 262 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2011 10:47PM
Sorry I missed this earlier Fran. It is an incredible shot, more than worthy of the EC award. It's like you are there..


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