Photographer's Note

This is St. Ives, a seaside resort in Cornwall, England. I call the photo "High tide", because a few months ago Jean Dwyer (jean113) posted a photo taken from almost exactly the same point which she called Low tide.

It's not just the different levels of water that make these similar photos so very different. The light is very different, and above all these photos represent fundamentally different epochs of photo history: the analogue and the digital eras.

My photo was taken in June 1980 and is scanned from a Kodachrome slide. The day before I had visited the Scilly Islands outside Cornwall, this morning I took a bus from Penzance to St. Ives, which I described in my diary as an "incredibly tourism oriented but very pretty town".

I spent a couple of hours here, and after lunch in a pub (quiche, salad and two pints of Courage strong bitter) I took another bus to somewhere else, which I will show in my next two uploads.

One WS photo today shows a lot of buildings in St. Ives, another was taken on a pier.

Here is a larger version of the main photo.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10022 W: 520 N: 19299] (85161)
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