Introduction The Photographs: Spring, Farming, Gardens, Beaches, Coast, Harbours, Lighthouses, Geology, Summer, Islands, Mist, Reflections, Skies, Time and Tide, Sunset, Darkness Falls, Autumn, Storms, Against the Light, Ancient History, History, Tors and Moors, Winter Notes on the Photographs Taking Landscape Photographs
One of Cornwall's most respected photographers, David Chapman has lived in the county for some twenty years, and is a trustee of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. A passion for photography and wildlife led him to write features for a number of magazines, and he has twice won double awards from the Outdoor Writers' Guild for photography and writing. His work is published regularly in Bird Watching magazine, Natural World, BBC Wildlife, and Bird Art and Photography, among others. He is the author of Wild about Cornwall, Penwith Moods, Exploring the Cornish Coast, Birds of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Wildflowers of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, St Ives and St Ives Bay, Inspirational Islands: The Isles of Scilly, A Cornish Year, and Walking in Penwith (all published by Alison Hodge). His photographs are stocked by a number of photographic libraries.
'From the fields upon fields of bright, golden daffodils shot against a moody blue sky, and ancient ruins perched on high cliffs or in dank green forests, to achingly stunning beach scapes, pastoral settings and grandiose ocean views of stormy waves crashing against jagged rocks; Chapman success fully captures the many facets of Cornwall through out the four seasons. - as much an intimate exploration of the beauty of Cornwall as it is a sublime exercise in exceptional landscape photography' (Outdoor Photography, July 2011) 'stunning images taken across Cornwall' (West Brigton, 12.05.11) 'David Chapman's aim is always to "capture the varied spirit, atmosphere and beauty" of Cornwall with the photographs he takes. That he has succeeded is beyond doubt.' (Western Morning News, 03.06.11) 'David Chapman is a well-known name... editors have willingly used his considerable photographic abilities... They [the photographs] are indeed superb... he explains briefly what drew him to create each image, the challenges, and the equipment and exposures he used. Alison Hodge has employed her customary expertise in producing yet another first-rate Chapman book!' (Old Cornwall, vol. XIV, no. 6, Spring 2012) 'If you love Cornwall, and Chapman clearly does, then this is a book for you... 100 pages of spectacular images revealing the unusual beauty of one of Britain's most varied counties' (Outdoor Photography, May 2012)