Cornwall's jagged cliffs bear witness to the intensive mining that went on here for thousands of years. Earliest signs date back to the early Bronze Age and mining continued right up to the closure of South Crofty in 1998. Yet, the elements have quickly weathered the scars to create captivating features.
This one, sits below an abandoned, overgrown quarry on Pentire Point East. Details are scarce but it was most likely formed by miners chasing-out a quartz seam in the slate rock of the cliffs. As a big swell meets high tide it becomes a boiling, churning, 'cauldron' of seething seawater. Yet in a gentler swell, as featured here, the sea rises and falls in a soft, roiling 'simmer'.
This image would be ideally suited to reproduction as a large, unframed, brushed aluminium artwork. The natural highlights in the substrate would perfectly complement the highlights and shadows in the image. When hung in a position that enjoys natural daylight, the image would change throughout the evolving hours. If you would like to discuss this alongside the wide range of other format and framing options, feel free to use the Contact Me section or call me during office hours on 01637 831251.
Location: Newquay, Cornwall
Photographer: Chris Simmons