Details make pictures interesting. Good details that is. Interesting things. Like this rusty chain.

 Chain, St Ives, Cornwall
Chain, St Ives, Cornwall

I saw this whilst walking on the beach in St Ives, Cornwall. 

Everyone was taking photos in this lovely, picturesque resort town in Cornwall. Cameras everywhere. But there was absolutely no-one where I was, down on the beach below the harbour wall. 

So no-one else would have seen this rusty chain fixed to the harbour wall.

As a landscape photographer you need to look out for the little things as well as the big, dramatic views. As I said when I took this shot everyone was trying to capture all of St Ives from the same viewpoints. I did not even take any of those general shots at all. I just spent time exploring one very small part of the harbour looking for interesting things. 


Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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