A shot of Looe from the North side of the Bridge.
Looe (Cornish: Logh) is a coastal town in the Caradon district of south-east Cornwall, England, UK. It lies around 20 miles west of the city of Plymouth and 7 miles south of Liskeard.
Situated around a small harbour and along a steep-sided valley, Looe is in fact two towns, East Looe and West Looe, connected by bridge across the River Looe which flows between them, to reach the sea beside a sandy beach. Off shore to the west, opposite the stonier Hannafore beach, lies the picturesque St. George's Island, commonly known as Looe Island.Looe remains a fishing town, and several fish dealers operate from the docks of East Looe. With its fleet of small fishing boats returning their catches to port daily, Looe has a reputation for producing excellent fresh fish. The town is also a centre for shark fishing, and is the home of the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain.
Looe's main business today is, however, tourism, with much of the town given over to hotels, guest houses and holiday homes, along with a large number of pubs, restaurants, and shops selling beach equipment, ice cream and Cornish pasties. Inland from Looe lie many camping and caravan sites, as well as a famous Woolly monkey sanctuary. Other local attractions include the beaches, sailing, fishing and diving, and spectacular coastal walks (especially that via Talland to Polperro. In the area are several stately homes, including Cotehele, Mount Edgcumbe, and Lanhydrock House, as well as the Eden Project near St. Austell.
Outside the busy summer months, the town remains a centre for shopping and entertainment for local villages. There is a tradition of the townsfolk wearing fancy dress on New Year's Eve, when the streets throng with revellers in inventive outfits.
*As a thumbnail I get reminded of some colours used by Van Gogh in his series of paintings capturing hayfield scenes and swirling skies above the fields. Maybe just me?
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markstaples (15670) 2006-11-19 4:59
I hope that you are well. This is a wonderful colourful shot taken from a great POV to get a nice angle on the bridge. There's beautiful lighting, the exposure is good and the reflections are very nice too. All in all, a beautiful piece of work.
limaz (406) 2006-11-19 5:01
I love the sky in this shot. The blue color is very nice and the clouds look great in their wavy whispy style.A good time for the shot highlighting the hill and thus creating a great reflection in the river looe.
marjan (6279) 2006-11-19 5:22
hi James, nice cleare shot with good vivid coloures and good motive.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-11-19 7:52
Beautiful picture;wonderful sky and good compo and POV. Well captured moment there.
Cricri (109851) 2006-11-19 8:11
Une image pleine de jolies couleurs, un joli ciel qui refléte une douce lumiére, de beau reflets, un prise de vue excellente, compliment
sebcz (2345) 2006-11-24 6:26
This one caught my eye, a lovely city take, with the bridge as a leading element. Nice reflexion and sky, lucky light conditions.
behcet (479) 2006-11-28 16:23
Very nice scenery with a well balanced light and great perspective. There is also a nice overall geometrical harmony.
balatrek (7455) 2006-11-28 18:09
Good composition with a great perspective, you have created a calm scene and with an interesting light, I like the changes of contrasts, good shot.
Janice (4403) 2006-12-02 21:47
HI James, we didn't go here, but this photo really caught my eye! I love the colours and the bridge and reflections on the water. And the great cloud formations too. Very well composed, TFS
eyesthetix (641) 2007-09-25 8:57
beautiful composition with the bridge, reflections and the water surface.
Great exposure too ! Well done.
best regards, Daniel
smillatt (8) 2008-01-27 8:09
Looks a bit artificial, I dont enjoy the way in which the man-made bridge plays upon the natural water in an almost dominating and disrespectful fashion :'(
- Copyright: James Dwyer (jdwyer264) (1082)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-11-18
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, Hoya UV 67mm
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2006-11-19 4:57
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