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Cornwall 2015 – Day 3 – Eden and the beach

July 7, 2015

Day three of the holiday and the plan was the Eden project, I’ve been interested to poke a head through the door of the place since it was built, and since we were only a few mile away it seemed the perfect opportunity.

A quick trip to the south coast and we were there. I must admit, it wasn’t quite what I expected, and in fact I didn’t quite enjoy it as much as I hoped. It all just felt a little contrived to me, though I later realised that was sort of the point of the place. Anyway, whilst it wasn’t the awesome adventure I had hoped, despite the crowds, and Hannah feeling a little poorly, it was still pretty good. The weather was, unfortunately, not yet on our side. I’d have liked a bit of sunshine for taking photos of the place, unfortunately it was not to be.

Cornwall 2015 - day 3If you have never been, click on the image through to flickr and zoom in. Look how tiny those people are. The place is huge. We found ourselves in the somewhat larger rainforest biome first. There was a lot of people in there, and despite it being massive I couldn’t find many photos. Cornwall 2015 - day 3

Cornwall 2015 - day 3We had to cut out walk around a little short as Hannah was feeling the heat a little, so continued our day exploring the out door gardens. To be fair to the place, it was lovely, and a good day out for Connie who, of course, enjoyed tearing around the place. Cornwall 2015 - day 3

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This sculpture was pretty cool – a monster of sorts made of the equivalent volume of white and brown goods a single human chucks out in their lifetime. It was hard not to reflect on how disposable things are.

Cornwall 2015 - day 3Inside the core, there was a giant egg thing… why not?! Cornwall 2015 - day 3

And a wonderful mechanical structure.

Cornwall 2015 - day 3Somewhat exhausted we retired to the house for some dinner… Cornwall 2015 - day 3

Followed by a walk on the beach. It was nice to see the weather starting to improve, especially for the sake of a few photos. It wasn’t quite the clear blue sky I had hoped for yet, but the sun was beginning to show its face.

I’m quite pleased with a couple of these, the same location as the shots from the
first day, but obviously very different weather. The one at the top is probably one of my favourites from the trip.

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The colour of the sea…!

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All the photos were taken with the Leica M6 & 50mm ‘cron and Leica iiia & Voigtlander 28mm f/3.5. Portra 400, developed and scanned by Uk Film Lab

Thanks for reading,

Hamish

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Dominik Mrzyk
    July 7, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I prefer these to M60 shots. Really.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      July 8, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      so do I … though im not 100% about the colours of portra in flatter light, at least there is some character!

  • Reply
    Tony Smith
    May 13, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    I felt the same about the Eden Project. Amazing but felt a bit sterile. Couldn’t help thinking a few parrots would have helped.
    These shots are lovely though. Might have to buy some Portra 400.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      May 14, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Do it, great film!

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