Andreas Øverland Portrait and Fine Art Photographer


2011.07.23

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This was our last full day in Cornwall. I decided to make the most of it, and got up before sunrise and drove to Goss Moor. There we had passed an old building that seemed like a good location. Before entering the building I walked up to a small hilltop and got to see the sun rising.

Tilt&Shift panorama. The Shift-function on the lens makes it really easy to create perspective-corrected panoramas.

One story about this building, is that it housed a covenant of nuns. But not the good kind. They were secretive but when they were all found dead, seemingly murdered by each other, nobody wanted to take over the house. Pity. It's huge, and has a lovely view. Needs a bit renovating and garden work though.

Some say three of the nuns haunt the place, even in daytime. Of course they only appear "in the corner of your eye" they say, and can never be looked directly onto. Perhaps they don't understand camera-stuff, so maybe they are in some of these pictures.

Haunted monastery.

Windswept trees. Love it.

Later that day we went to Lanhydrock. Its a big mansion, turned into museum by the National Trust. MUCH more interesting than I feared. I really recommend having a look if you get the chance.

Fredrik doing the moonwalk.

Lovely garden.

Lovely yard.

Dashing thingys in the garden.

Smashing snooker-table.

Ghostly stairs.

Long corridors.

100 year old piano. 2 year old kid. Great combination.

Fredrik : "I want a piano"

Drawingroom?

Simple bedroom.

One of the many rooms making out the kitchen/food division of the mansion.

In the evening, our landlord Martin invited me to his studio. Actually it was more the other way around. I nagged and nagged until he finally let me have a look. He had a blank canvas that he wanted to break in. I was there to quietly document this great occasion.

1/45 sec, F4, 17.0 mm, ISO1600, Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L, Canon EOS 5D Mark II

1/45 sec, F4, 17.0 mm, ISO1600, Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L, Canon EOS 5D Mark II

1/6 sec, F4.5, 17.0 mm, ISO1600, Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L, Canon EOS 5D Mark II

1/30 sec, F1.2, 50.0 mm, ISO3200, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

0.05 sec, F1.2, 50.0 mm, ISO1600, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

1/8 sec, F1.2, 50.0 mm, ISO3200, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

0.2 sec, F1.2, 50.0 mm, ISO3200, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

0.2 sec, F1.2, 50.0 mm, ISO3200, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

1/8 sec, F1.2, 50.0 mm, ISO1000, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

We had a great time at Martin and Sharon's place in Cornwall. I really hope we can come back some day. The atmosphere and nature around this area is just amazing.

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