- Cornwall in Photographs features a collection of striking images by author and photographer Gabriel Fuchs
- He said he was inspired by the area’s ‘dramatic nature with treacherous cliffs and mysterious moors’
- His photos showcase a range of popular spots, including the quaint harbour in Padstow
Breathtaking photographs illustrating the emerald landscapes of Cornwall have been released just as the fourth series of hit period drama Poldark begins filming across the county.
The stunning images, included in a new 128-page book, show a range of different landscapes, from sandy beaches to rugged rock faces.
One shot captures the crystal-clear waters of the Trebarwith Strand with a lifeguard sitting on the edge of the rocky beach looking out to the horizon.
Blush: Incredible photographs have been revealed in a book that illustrates the emerald landscapes of Cornwall just as series four of hit Cornwall-based period drama Poldark begins filming on location (above, sunset at Porthcothan)
Caribbean blue: The striking photographs make up a book, Cornwall in Photographs, by author and photographer Gabriel Fuchs (above, the crystal-clear waters at Zennor Head)
Intricate rock formations in the same area are shown in another shot, while other frames capture a lone man paddling in a canoe at Port Quin and the beautiful panoramic views of Gull Rock. The majestic Doyden Castle is shown in all its glory in a spectacular photograph, as well as the moon-kissed Padstow harbour.
The incredible landscapes include the flower-covered Trevose Head Lighthouse and the beautiful peach-coloured sunset at Porthcothan beach.
The striking photographs make up a book, Cornwall in Photographs, by author and photographer Gabriel Fuchs.
The avid traveller’s passion for photography started after his parents gave him his first camera, a Kodak Instamatic, in the 1970s.
After mastering darkroom work in the 1980s, Gabriel stepped into the digital world in the 2000s. Today, he focuses on nature and reportage photography and recently published a photo book representing Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
Magical glow: A rainbow at Porthgwarra, which is a picturesque fishing hamlet in West Cornwall
Sea views abound: The majestic Doyden Castle, a little fortress at the edge of the cliffs on the Port Quin headland, is shown in all of its glory in a spectacular photograph
Moment of reflection: The above image shows the crystal-clear waters of the Trebarwith Strand with a lifeguard sitting on the edge of the rocky beach looking out to the horizon
Commenting on his latest assignment over in the UK, Fuchs said: ‘It is an ancient Celtic land and as such has inspired tales and legends ever since.
‘It has a dramatic nature with treacherous cliffs, sandy beaches, and mysterious moors.
‘It was a gateway to the rest of the world when the English ruled the waves, and a mining centre during the Industrial Revolution, which very much lay the foundation of what we now call western modernity.’
Cornwall, placed at the heart of the west country, is the homeland of the Cornish people and the cultural and ethnic origin of the Cornish diaspora.
Historically tin mining was important in the Cornish economy, becoming more vital during the high middle ages and expanding widely during the 19th century when rich copper mines were also in production.
Moonlit: Ships moored for the night in Padstow harbour, a fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall
Floral fancy: Trevose Head Lighthouse was built in 1847 as a guide for vessels in the Bristol Channel
Mussel beach: A photograph captures hundreds of molluscs clinging to a rock at Bedruthan Steps
Revealing what readers can expect to see in his latest book, Fuchs said: ‘The combination of a splendidly desolate landscape, a rich fauna, some magnificent beaches, and trees leaning to the east – this prohibiting anyone from getting really lost – attracts tourists of all kinds.
‘The photos in this book represent a bit of everything that Cornwall has to offer in terms of nature, activities, and beauty.
‘Not all photos are sunny and with a blue sky because it does rain in Cornwall too.
‘However, few things can be as moody and impressive as a good rainstorm when the waves come crushing in on desolate rocks.’
Cornwall in Photographs will be published by Amberley Publishing on September 15, 2017
Paddle power: Port Quin is a small cove and hamlet between Port Isaac and Polzeath in north Cornwall
Ocean spray: Rocky formations at Trebarwith Strand are enveloped by a fine mist
Lost in thought: Cornwall in Photographs will be published by Amberley Publishing on September 15
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