I fell in love with Crantock Bay when I saw it back in 2006 on a commercial shoot. I had briefed the location team with finding an expanse of sand with straddling headlands and a rocky outcrop to use to punctuate my horizons. I knew I had found a place where I could call home and moved here in 2013. Since then I have been able to explore its many aspects and angles, and have shot it at all times of the day in all tidal states, weathers and seasons. Yet every time I visit, Crantock reveals another side of itself. One of my favourite shoots is to head out on to the vast expanse of beach as sundown approaches. The clouds invariably sweep in off the Atlantic and they catch the light of the lowering sun and reflect on the wet sand.
In this image, the sun has dropped below Pentire Point West and is scorching the cloud base. Searing it with burned amber hues that add definition to the darkened back drop.
This image is ideally suited to reproduction as a large unframed acrylic glass artwork, where its simple composition would be enhanced by the clean lines of this unframed 'contemporary' style. You will find a range of size options in the format in the drop down menu below.
Alternatively, you could go completely the other way and have it as a smaller, A4 sized print mounted in a heavily ornate antique frame in either black or 'distressed' gold.
If you would like to discuss your options and see a high resolution version of the image, feel free to use the Contact Me section or call me during office hours on 01637 831251. International callers use +44 1637 831251.
Location: Crantock Bay, Atlantic Coast, Cornwall
Photographer: Chris Simmons