Since Christmas I’ve been looking at 70′s rangefinders (canonets and olympus’s) and also hockney’s ipad paintings, so when i saw a purple violet hue to the light I thought I’d turn my f-stop down and my iso up and try and capture the light in a more original way.
Just a couple of pics from the last High Tide Constantine surf I had, never got round to posting them. Micah Lester surfing.
This weeks postcard comes from Micah on the Gold Coast, Micah grew up on the Goldy but with a British passport he bases himself in the UK and when he’s not chasing cold Scottish slabs or training the next generation of British surfers he’ll be hanging out at Constantine. He’s hard to miss in the surf as his ripping has won surf contests, scored perfect 10′s and a stack of surf mag covers.
This Morning saw the site meeting for the YHA’s proposed outlet pipe onto Treyarnon bay. There was a strong local showing with lots of questions being ask about the treatment system and how the shore environment will be affected by the run off of the system. Unfortunately the environment officers only answered the questions about the treatment system with the statement that it is a bespoke system and were completely unable to answer the questions relating to the runoff, erosion and shore environment. When asked about tidal diamonds there was just a shrug of the shoulders. It was also brought up that the system takes 6 hours to empty , the proposal is to empty the system during high tide when the pipe coming out of the cave will be covered up with the tide (although it is not covered by most neap tides) and this just wont be enough time to empty the system. The idea of the YHA to be self sufficiently dealing with their sewerage is great but it is a shame that they are trying to drain it straight onto the beach out the front of the hostel, thinking the tide will was it away?
The small part of the world that is home on the north cornish coast as also home to a pretty tight knit group of surfers and friends. Being surfers you have a relationship with the seasons and itchy feet that despite being from a little village in cornwall takes you across the world looking for waves. So we are going to try and do a little series of postcards from some of these surfers.