Return to Eden

by Helen Hooker May. 30, 2011 4671 views

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.

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Andrea 5 years, 11 months ago

Wow, stunning!

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Anna 5 years, 11 months ago

Fantastic set!

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Lynda 5 years, 11 months ago

wonderful macros.

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Theeyeofhorus 5 years, 11 months ago

#7 and #8 are simply great...

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Moira 5 years, 12 months ago

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

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Dorothe 5 years, 12 months ago

LOL, let`s meet there next year...

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David Swatton 5 years, 12 months ago

I love the coast down there - it's glorious. And what a bonus finding the mine.

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Eiram 5 years, 12 months ago

beautiful set!!

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Sachiko 5 years, 12 months ago

Beautiful shots!!

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Marsha 5 years, 12 months ago

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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Tom 5 years, 12 months ago

Stunning captures well done

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Andarta 5 years, 12 months ago

Stunning shots, I especially like numbers 5,6 and 8 :-)

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Larry Nelson 5 years, 12 months ago

Wow! How beautiful, Helen! Added #8 to my favorites.

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Josy 5 years, 12 months ago

Very impressive shots, and beautiful landscapes ! Thanks Helen

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Riyaz 5 years, 12 months ago

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

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