The sky lightens to cast Porthcurno's stormy tideline with a golden glow that picks out the textures and details in the reflective sands.
Once you get past Penzance, the drive down to shoot the dawn at Porthcurno is undertaken in an inky darkness. The winding lanes are narrow ruts running in steeply undulating twists and turns. I always see my American workshop clients gripping their armrests in wide-eyed astonishment as the headlights pick out the claustrophobic maze.
Yet a short while later, when we are in place down on the shoreline, and the sky starts to lighten, their faces turn to awed wonderment as the location's incredibly beauty begins to manifest from out of the darkness.
An ornate, antique gold or mahogany moulded frame holding this image as a slightly textured, fine art print would create a dramatic artwork when hung on a feature wall, or in the glow of a hooded spotlight amongst the darkened surroundings of a study or reading room.
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Location: Porthcurno, Cornwall
Photographer: Chris Simmons