Windblown poppy; Newquay, Cornwall; 11 Sept 2013.

I like Newquay.  It is cheap, tatty and unpretentious, and there are so many establishments offering Full English Breakfasts that I could probably stay there for a whole month and eat in a different one each day.  That said, I have the strong suspicion that most of these repasts would be of the pallid and rather tasteless variety but, still, anywhere with this number of breakfasts on offer can’t be all bad.

And, with its famous Fistral Beach facing out into the Atlantic’s rollers,  this little town is a mecca for UK surfers – as well as being the pub, nightclub and “booze / drug yourself silly” capital of the west for youngsters intent upon a good time that they may not remember too much about.

We had a couple of dry days on our short break, but the westerly wind blew throughout and the great white waves smashed into the cliffs and headlands – not that we are in any way surfers, mind!  For a start I can’t swim, and neither of us are at all into such energetic activities. 

There was a ragged flowerbed in front of some kind of religious building sandwiched in between the Houses Of Hedonism along the main drag, and the gusting westerly was sending the flowers in all directions. The waving poppies stood out from the rest, and a quarter of a second at F29 gave this pale and Impressionistic result.

D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 400 ISO.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

6 Responses to ARCHIVE 178 – WINDBLOWN

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Gorgeous colors and great idea. Especially on those windy days when you’d be hard pressed to take a still shot anyway. You know, a series of these would be really, really good.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Its not only the sort of picture I rarely do, Lynn, but its also the sort of picture I rarely do well! I think that the high key approach helps here, as does the featureless white backdrop – thanks for your enthusiasm! A 🙂


  2. paula graham says:

    Adrian…for somebody who says he is a bit low……wow..carry on…another one I just LOVE…so light, elegant, delightful..warms my heart.


  3. Impressionistic and impressive. ❤️ ATP


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Glad you like it, ATP – thank you! I hope you’re well. I’m just off for an energetic table tennis session – I shall be glistening with sweat … just like … well … if not exactly a greek god … then certainly something that is … profusely … perspiring … hope I haven’t put you off your victuals … ATP xxx

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