Newquay… Cornwall

Not so long ago we had valentines day. and as a wedding photographer that means your booked and won't spend it with your partner. So the previous day I hid my girlfriends presents with my 4 year old daughters help and gave her instructions for the next morning as I was out early for the days wedding. That morning was a success, my daughter landed the plan and executed it perfectly. 

As a result Kerry (the misses) booked a weekend in Newquay for just the two of us. NO Kids!!!

So off we went for a weekend away in Newquay. Of course i took the camera. It would be silly not to with my love of surf photography. Took my Canon 7D and 24-105mm. and 55-200mm.  

Jamies Fifteen bottom right overlooking Watergate bay Newquay

We ate at some great places like Jamie Olivers fifteen at Watergate bay, which if you ever get the chance you must go to!!! the food and view are amazing. The restaurant sites on the beach. I am a massive fan of Jamies italian in cardiff so seeing fifteen in newquay was a no brainer for me. And wow my steak was incredible!! Once we finished our meal we sat and gazed out the window where the view was as incredible as the food. 

Back to pictures. we took a long walk back to newquay along the cliff tops walking off our meal and enjoying the sunshine. Every few minutes i would find s spot for a photo, looking for something different rather than just the normal tourist shots of the cost. like these little beach huts.

    Eventually we got to Fistral Bay. (love this beach) Straight away I could see the surf. Waves 10-15ft one after another. The vibe of the place was just different to the rest of Newquay with it being more laid back special. People would be sitting on the sand dunes at the back of the beach just watching the surf and sunset. VW filled the car park. I was in heaven. I went straight to the waters edge to stat shooting. And this is what I managed to capture.

 

Eventually we got to Fistral Bay. (love this beach) Straight away I could see the surf. Waves 10-15ft one after another. The vibe of the place was just different to the rest of Newquay with it being more laid back special. People would be sitting on the sand dunes at the back of the beach just watching the surf and sunset. VW filled the car park. I was in heaven. I went straight to the waters edge to stat shooting. And this is what I managed to capture.

 

With most of my work i look to shoot so that I can have each piece as wall art. The two shots above had no prep. I had just scanned the beach in-between surfers and thought about rule of thirds made sure the exposure was close enough not to have the water blown out and the surfer to dark, checked to make sure the surfers where not lost within the land behind but highlighted by the water that surounds them. The misty look was actually the spray from the crashing waves which the light was picking up and reflecting off. Editing was quick as well, a slight crop to create a panoramic, a filter added and thats it.

Cardiff Castle Wedding.

Cardiff Castle Wedding.

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