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Return to Eden

2011.05.30
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The pouring rain was the perfect excuse to make another visit to the Eden Project, near St. Austell, this morning, not that I needed much encouragement. The site features two enormous greenhouses, or biomes, built in the bottom of a disused china clay pit. It’s been open ten years now and has matured considerably since I first visited in July 2001. I started off in the tropical biome and had to wait about 15 minutes before my lens completely cleared of mist. Once it did I found no end of fascinating macro subjects to shoot.

By the time I got back to the north coast of Cornwall this afternoon the sun had finally appeared so I headed for Chapel Porth beach. This little cove features a sandy beach in between the cliffs and a cafe which sells Cornish Hedgehogs - an ice cream covered in clotted cream and chopped walnuts. In the interests of research I decided I had to try one (it was very tasty) but I’m afraid there’s no photographic evidence as I had to eat it before it melted! After that I headed up onto the cliffs, armed with my camera in search of the landscape photos I’d been hoping to take all week. I wasn’t disappointed – the sea and sky were wonderfully blue and the discovery of a disused tin mine on the top of the cliff was the icing on the cake.
20 Comments
Kay Wonderful shots. Well done. We hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to Cornwall. See you soon.
Kay · 2011-05-30: 17:18
Riyaz wow Impressive set! love the colours and composition in No 8 is lovely!
Riyaz · 2011-05-30: 17:27
josy63 Very impressive shots, and beautiful landscapes ! Thanks Helen
josy63 · 2011-05-30: 18:33
lgnelson Wow! How beautiful, Helen! Added #8 to my favorites.
lgnelson · 2011-05-30: 19:42
Andarta Stunning shots, I especially like numbers 5,6 and 8 :-)
Andarta · 2011-05-30: 19:50
mystic1 Stunning captures well done
mystic1 · 2011-05-30: 20:54
danrav Helen, #8 is out of this world beautiful!!!! To my favorites! The flowers are stunning!
danrav · 2011-05-30: 21:55
lookagain Looks like a fantastic place....and wow, you captured it's beauty so well!! #8 - perspective makes me feel as if I'm standing in the scene!
lookagain · 2011-05-30: 23:05
sachiko Beautiful shots!!
sachiko · 2011-05-31: 10:20
????? wonderful set and lovely colors.
????? · 2011-05-31: 11:12
Eiram beautiful set!!
Eiram · 2011-05-31: 15:21
davids I love the coast down there - it's glorious. And what a bonus finding the mine.
davids · 2011-05-31: 15:40
Wasichseh LOL, let`s meet there next year...
Wasichseh · 2011-05-31: 16:57
MoMac I really like no8 , what a sacrifice , having to eat a Cornish hedgehog ice-cream so fast ;)
MoMac · 2011-05-31: 17:25
????? Nice macro captures and composotions.
????? · 2011-06-01: 04:23
TheEyeOfHorus #7 and #8 are simply great...
TheEyeOfHorus · 2011-06-02: 12:14
Lynda wonderful macros.
Lynda · 2011-06-02: 13:30
Sharon Very nice photos. The ice cream sounds disgusting ;-)
Sharon · 2011-06-03: 15:46
MsCumberdale Fantastic set!
MsCumberdale · 2011-06-09: 16:54
wildduck Wow, stunning!
wildduck · 2011-06-12: 12:42
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