Polpeor Cove, Cornwall, UK

May 3, 2016


The Lizard is a location that's been on my list of places to visit for a long time now. And, yes... It's really called The Lizard. 


The Lizard is a small village in the arse-end of nowhere on Cornwall's south coast. Lizard Point is the UK's most southern point, and the whole of the Lizard Peninsula is home to some of the most incredible coastline that I have ever seen. I noticed that the National Trust have already mapped out some recommended walks that are worth checking out.


For this shoot, there was a specific subject that I had in mind - the old lifeboat station. I didn't have a clue where I was going, but I headed through the village and to Lizard Point where I could park and see where I needed to go from there. The car park and surrounding area was well looked after, which goes to show the National Trust put the car park money to good use. Sturdy fencing gives you piece of mind when exploring the coastal paths and the paths themselves were easy to follow and, in some places, topped with gravel - reducing the amount of mud and slippery surfaces. 


Just a short walk down from the car park was Polpeor Cove and the lifeboat station that I was interested in. Whilst I waited for the sun to go down, I watched hundreds of seagulls flying above me. The sky was blue and the sun was shining. It was a little windy, but I was sheltered by the cliffs that surround the spot I had chose. 


I was worried that the tide would be too low for a cool shot, but the texture in the rocks actually added to the shot. The lack of clouds also worried me, but I wasn't disappointed when the wispy clouds started to turn orange and pink during the sunset. I could've waited for the sun to go down further, but there was another spot I wanted to check out before all of the light went.


Around the corner from Lizard Point is Kynance Cove - this is where the coastline really gets incredible. I raced down the road and over the speed bumps to another National Trust car park. Once again, I didn't have a clue where to go, and the sun was going down FAST! Because of that, I didn't have enough time to find a composition I liked, but I did gain a lot of knowledge about the location and I will be back!



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