making footprints in the sand

Time and Time again I enter the Twitter stream and see photographs taken purely for their love of that special place they are at or as a hobby. I was struck the other day when I came across some photographs of the coast of Cornwall, south west England. Gorgeous and natural and looked like they captured true tranquil moments on the trails of @laurenameliaw. Now then Cornwall, I confess, I have not visited enough much to my regret so I asked if Lauren would kindly show you some of this little corner of Britain herself.

From the desk and camera of Lauren Williams

When Paul asked me to share some photos from what I consider to be the most beautiful place in Britain I of course jumped at the chance! I am honoured to be able to share my little Cornish life with the rest of you. Thank you Paul, for thinking my photos are good enough to showcase!

Contrasting Views Along The Cornish Coast 1

My love for Cornwall is what inspired my love for photography. Cornwall is a magical place that changes every minute of every day if you find the time to stop and watch. One minute it’s warm enough to be lounging on the beach in shorts and a bikini top, the next you’re swallowed in mist with sight shortened to the end of your arm – a sensation that is hard to capture on camera.

Contrasting Views Along The Cornish Coast 2

Contrasting Views Along The Cornish Coast 3

To me, Cornwall is at its most beautiful in the winter; waves crashing, bruised skies and a flask of hot choc keeping you warm while the waves crash over the car. No tourists, no people – just the elements.

Contrasting Views Along The Cornish Coast 4

Cornwall has the ability to transform you to the Med. Porthcurno beach does this to me. The Minack Theatre sits in the rugged cliffs above a beach that is far from Cornwall.

Contrasting Views Along The Cornish Coast 5

Contrasting Views Along The Cornish Coast 6

I call myself a journalist and I’m struggling to find the words to describe how Cornwall engulfs you and always calls you back from the most exotic and far off corners of the earth.

This is Cornwall.

Contrasting Views Along The Cornish Coast 7


  1. I agree! Your photos are stunning! Cornwall looks breathtaking. I must visit! Take Care Cathy

  2. @ilovethezodiak says:

    Well Sir I have said it before and will leave it here for everyone — your website is really cool ———–awesome photos ——- and not just found laying around the web ———- no no —— you have been to these places and actually seen them and also are nice enough to take the time to post them to your website for everyone else to enjoy ————a real treat ——– I will be coming back for more and more ———if you ever need to stop over in Philly get in touch with me ———– I could put you up or will book you at my expense to a 5 star hotel ——- to meet you would be like meeting a hollywood celeberty ——– much respect sir ——-thanks for all you do . Z

  3. Marti Rulli says:

    Stunning photographs! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Great pics and fanastic blog – you did well making Porthcurno look so exotic and so appealing…good stuff

  5. Deborah Lee says:

    Lovely images Lauren! I adore Cornwall .. what a natural treasure the place is 🙂

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