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Return to Eden

The pouring rain was the perfect excuse to make another visit to the Eden Project [edenproject.com], 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.

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    • # Moira

      I really like no8 , what a sacrifice , having to eat a Cornish hedgehog ice-cream so fast ;)

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    • # Marsha

      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!

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    • # Josy

      Very impressive shots, and beautiful landscapes ! Thanks Helen

      2011.05.30 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Riaz

      wow Impressive set! love the colours and composition in No 8 is lovely!

      2011.05.30 Edited Reply Cancel