Thursday, 1 March 2012

Trevean farm & cot valley

For the past two days i've been on photography trips with resident cornwall photographer David chapman and fellow Marine & Natural history photography students. The first was a landscape workshop going to two of Cornwall's most picturesque spots to get a few snaps!

Trevean farm near Penzance was the first location with miles of heathland and ancient walls it made a great location for landscapes though the light was not particularly on my side. I also saw my first common lizard of the year looking very cold!

Cot valley like Trevean farm is owned by the National trust and though a bit tricky to get down to the beach is well worth the effect for the fantastic views.

i couldn't help myself but have a look in a small over grown pond which to my delight was full of amphibians toads and palmate newts mostly.

Hints -
- For local locations and advice on the species you might want to photograph local guides can be very useful. Contact The wildlife trusts or search online for possible options heres Davids website

- Filters and tripods can be highly useful in landscape photography particularly for long exposures.

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