late afternoon shadows

Becky (the Queen of Squares) is dipping her toes back into blogging this month and encouraging us to get outside and take a few steps each day during November to help survive those endless grey days. And to share a photo or two while we are at it. Square of course.

This week I am looking at things closer to home. Living as I do in the countryside I only have to walk out of my front door to be surrounded by fields and views of the hills and a glimpse of the sea. I know I am very lucky to have all this space and beauty.

My favourite view from my walk along the lanes is this one across the fields towards Godrevy lighthouse and the beaches of Hayle, Mexico Towans and Gwithian. I have used a texturised effect on this to give it a painterly feel. The sun came out on this day just in time to create those long shadows in the late afternoon. Please click on image to enlarge and zoom in to see the effect.

Walking Squares

37 Comments Add yours

  1. margaret21 says:

    I don’t think I’d twigged that you could actually see the sea from nearby your house. How wonderful. But … Mexico Towans? What’s the story?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Towan is from the Cornish Tewyn meaning sand dunes. The name Mexico is believed to have come from miners who went over to Mexico to mine silver when mines in Cornwall closed and then returned home. There are several references to Mexico around this part of Cornwall.

        1. Heyjude says:

          There is a Mexico Lane, a Mexico Inn and a mine shaft called Mexico (part of Wheal Alfred) all in this area.

  2. restlessjo says:

    That really is a lovely effect on this shot, Jude. It looks like a perfect painting.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Jo, it came out quite well I thought.

  3. ThingsHelenLoves says:

    Beautiful!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you. I cannot claim any credit for the view though.

  4. I like what you have done with this.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Andrew. It was a bit blurry but I liked the light on this photo so a bit of tweaking was required. I like this effect too.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes. You can see why I like this walk.

      1. BeckyB says:

        oh yes, I am with you on this one, and maybe one day I actually will be!

  5. This is a nice effect … really looks lovely!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you, it does look very much like a painting. Only wish I was so talented.

  6. Ann Mackay says:

    Oh, wow! How lovely to live in such surroundings. You’ve made beautiful use of the long shadows and the late sun.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s a view I have to photograph almost every time I go by, the light changes everything.

  7. peggy says:

    You are so lucky to have all this beauty in your area. The green is always so stunning.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s mostly pastureland so well fertilised.

  8. beetleypete says:

    A great view, well-captured.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  9. Cee Neuner says:

    Beautiful shadows on this landscape 😀

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, I was lucky that the sun just appeared from behind the clouds at that moment.

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