Photos of Cornwall – Darren Strick

My Photos of Cornwall section is really turning out to be my favourite one on my blog. Not only do I get to show my readers the beauty of Cornwall through photos, but I get to enjoy it all over again myself. I have to admit to some serious skill envy about today’s feature from Darren Strick though!

He was lovely enough to email me some photos and answer my interview questions very quickly this week, and when I opened my email I couldn’t help smiling at what he had sent!

Name: Darren Strick
 
Occupation: Market Research Professional
 
Are you Cornish and if not what brought you to the best place in the World?: Yes, born and bred.
 
Where is your favourite place in Cornwall and why?: I’m lucky to have a great view of St Michael’s Mount and it’s always been a landmark that I associate with ‘home’ – when I was away at university I knew I was home when I saw the Mount in the distance. It also happens to be very photogenic!
St Michaels Mount at Dusk - Darren Strick

St Michaels Mount at Dusk – Darren Strick

Pasties or cream tea?: Pasty…..and then a cream tea for afters.

 
What’s your favourite photograph you’ve taken and why?: That’s a tough one but I’d have to say the Land’s End Sunset I shot in late March this year – It was a beautiful spring evening and although the picture would have you believe it was warm, I could barely feel my fingers. It was well worth it though to capture the sun setting behind Longships Lighthouse.
Longships Sunset - Darren Strick

Longships Sunset – Darren Strick

If you had to only eat one food for the rest of your life what would you choose?: Easy, and predictable –  Pasty, morning noon and night, no problem!

 
If you could take anyone in the World’s photo who would you choose?: The elusive and enigmatic graffiti artist ‘Banksy’ – I love his street art and his satirical, dark humour. What a coup that would be!
 
What camera do you tend to use?: Nikon D3300
 
Do you have any tips for novice photographers?: Take as many photos as you can and don’t be afraid to experiment! Auto settings are fine to start with but photography really gets exciting and fun when you learn how aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc. work. I actually only took up photography seriously about 18 months ago and I’ve come on leaps and bounds by just playing around.
Newlyn Eclipse -Darren Strick

Newlyn Eclipse -Darren Strick

Darren amazingly doesn’t have a website where he sells his photos and services, although his photos do get featured all over the place and personally I think he really should start one! If you want to see more of Darren’s photos then you can ‘like’ his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter.

Thank you Darren, and predictable as well, but I could happily only eat pasties too!

Stevie x

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12 Comments

  1. Amy
    16 May 2015 / 6:22 pm

    I love these photos. Being from Devon, this makes me miss home so much and just how picturesque the coast can be.
    It really is the best place to live!
    Amy @ Blonde Amy x

    • 16 May 2015 / 6:33 pm

      The South West is definitely hard to beat for scenic views!

      Stevie x

  2. 16 May 2015 / 8:36 pm

    My goodness what stunning photos all of them I can’t pick a favourite honestly although I also feel the same about St Michael’s I just love it there and always love going into Penzance and shouting kids it’s the castle! Haha There should be a website I agree so talented x

    • 16 May 2015 / 9:59 pm

      He definitely should, they’re stunning and so are the ones on his Facebook page!

      Stevie xx

  3. Dianne
    18 May 2015 / 6:17 pm

    The photos are stunning – haven’t had time to read blogs so enjoying catching up with yours this evening

    • 18 May 2015 / 6:26 pm

      Thanks lovely, he’s a brilliant photographer!

      Stevie x

  4. Lisa@intotheglade
    20 May 2015 / 7:52 pm

    His pictures are stunning! The sunset is particularly beautiful. This is a lovely series Stevie x

    • 20 May 2015 / 9:02 pm

      Thanks Lisa, I think it might actually be my favourite section of my blog at the moment :) Darren has some serious skill!

      Stevie xx

  5. 4 June 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Darren’s photos are amazing! Cornwall sure looks lovely!

    • 4 June 2015 / 6:20 pm

      In my completely unbiased view Cornwall is simply amazing ;) ha! Darren definitely has great skill and eye for a perfect photo!

      Stevie x

  6. 9 April 2016 / 8:08 am

    Beautiful photos. Having had several holidays in Cornwall, I know what an amazing place it is! Lucky you to live there :-)

    • 9 April 2016 / 4:40 pm

      Thank you, I do feel lucky :) I was born down here and I’ve never lived anywhere else

      Stevie :)