January 23, 2022

For my partner’s birthday we decided to book an AirBnB in Carbis Bay near St. Ives in Cornwall for a long week away from the city. We’d planned to visit all the major cities (except Newquay) and I brought along my 35mm Canon EOS 600 film camera and Sony A7R III digital to capture the beauty of the south coast.

The weather unfortunately didn’t really want to play ball whilst we were there, it was pretty rainy most of the time, so the photo opportunities were limited to the few days we caught some breaks in the clouds. This was also the first holiday where I’ve tried to capture more video as I realised sometimes the photos don’t quite capture the fun of the moment. 

St. Ives Beach - Sony A7R III - 35mm F1.8.

The first day we decided to visit one of Cornwalls most iconic towns, St. Ives. The weather was lovely and we had a fantastic time just wandering around the seafront. 

Mevagissy Lighthouse - Sony A7RIII - 35mm F8

The Eden Project was probably one of the highlights of the trip, mainly because of the unique rainforest dome and the fact that we were leaving right at golden hour with the sun glinting off the dome surface. 

Eden Project Domes - Canon EOS 600 shot on Fujicolor Superia 400 35mm Film.

The rainforest dome was definitely my favourite, there were some really beautiful plants and birds in there, and it was really interesting to learn about the different tropic zones across the world. 

All in all, I felt like Cornwall teased us. January obviously wasn’t the best time to go to get the best weather experience, but we saw moments of real beauty there, stunning sunsets, beautiful beaches and gorgeous green-spaces. We’re definitely keen to go back someday soon. 


I’m Nick – A designer and photographer based in the UK.