Sunlit sea from the clifftop, Cadgwith, Cornwall

A series of sequences looking south and watching the light change on the Cornwal coast

I have friends, Anne and Peter, who live at White Feather, a house on a cliff top in Cornwall, above the fishing village of Cadgwith and close to the Lizard - the southernmost point in the UK.

The house looks out towards the South-east, across what seems at first just empty open sea, but is in fact a major shipping lane crisscrossed by small boats and huge cargo ships. Here the light and atmosphere change constantly, but with a certain rhythmic consistency, driven by on- and off-shore winds that change with the time of day.

A striking thing is the rapid shifts in contrast and brightness, which push the tonal range beyond what photography can accurately capture and reproduce. Unfortunately these sequences do not work on a tablet / phone. To see them you will need a computer running Flash.