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To the Lighthouse II

 

This is Godrevy Lighthouse which provides the inspiration for the 1927 novel To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.  

 

The novel centres on the Ramsays and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920.  Woolf began writing To the Lighthouse partly as a way of understanding and dealing with unresolved issues concerning both her parents and indeed there are many similarities between the plot and her own life. Her visits with her parents and family to St Ives, Cornwall, where her father rented a house, were perhaps the happiest times of Woolf's life, but when she was thirteen her mother died and, like Mr. Ramsay, her father Leslie Stephen plunged into gloom and self-pity. 

To the Lighthouse II

 

This is Godrevy Lighthouse which provides the inspiration for the 1927 novel To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.  

 

The novel centres on the Ramsays and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920.  Woolf began writing To the Lighthouse partly as a way of understanding and dealing with unresolved issues concerning both her parents and indeed there are many similarities between the plot and her own life. Her visits with her parents and family to St Ives, Cornwall, where her father rented a house, were perhaps the happiest times of Woolf's life, but when she was thirteen her mother died and, like Mr. Ramsay, her father Leslie Stephen plunged into gloom and self-pity. 

comments (9)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 28 Apr 2016, 06:14
Un autre point de vue qui est beau aussi.
blackdog: Merci. J'aime la côte de Cornouailles.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Apr 2016, 06:43
It looks quite forbidding out there but to the child on the beach this is paradise
blackdog: November Chris, but a great walk from the NT parking nearby. I can imagine it is mobbed in Summer.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Apr 2016, 07:16
I love this photo - I remember to have been there, too, but in summer, when the beach was filled with colourful umbrellas and lots of holidayers, I love the honey colour of the sands ...
blackdog: I do like it out of season too, this was November and the ran held off long enough to let us have a very pleasant ramble.
Looks a lovely place to explore with rocks for us rock lovers. Very nice scene and composition.
blackdog: It is great out of season, the beach around the corner was home to several sleeping seals so access was denied so we had to be content with a view down from the cliffs.
Another fine shot of the lighthouse Mike, you've found some good angles.
blackdog: Many thanks Brian.
i like the panoramic view of the lighthouse and the surf crashing on the rock...
the little girl playing in the tide pool steals the show....petersmile
blackdog: Thanks Peter - just that touch of red and yellow makes all the difference does't it.
The figures add a lot to this picture Mike. I am starting to think that landscapes and seascapes can be much improved by the inclusion of people and animals
blackdog: They can certainly add a narrative and give a useful sense of scale - here I like the way the three figures draw the eye through the landscape "to the lighthouse".

Not sure how it would work with your HDR images? Does the moving figure affect the multiple exposes?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Apr 2016, 17:19
Quite an area for a photographer to be in. And it is not the usual pebble beach as I have seen in the UK.
blackdog: No, there are some lovely sandy beaches in Cornwall. Thanks Louis. Have a good weekend.
that touch of red and yellow did it for you Mike... but i also love the seascape... the cliffs and the lighthouse....petersmile

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