Penwith Moods

David Chap­man

Pen­with Moods cover

Penwith Moods cover image

Chun Quoit

Chun Quoit © David Chapman photo

Lam­orna Valley

Lamorna valley © David Chapman photo

Pen­deen Watch

Pendeen Watch © David Chapman photo


Sennen © David Chapman photo

St Loy

St Loy © David Chapman photo

Trencrom Hill

Trencrom Hill © David Chapman

The most west­erly tip of Corn­wall, and of Eng­land, the Pen­with pen­in­sula is an ancient, Celtic land, sub­ject to the vicis­situdes of weather from the Atlantic. David Chapman’s evoc­at­ive pho­to­graphs per­fectly cap­ture the mood of the place.

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David Chap­man lives in the dis­trict of West Pen­with, mak­ing him well placed to cap­ture the spirit of its land­scape. He is a pro­fes­sional pho­to­grapher and writer, and  author of Wild about Corn­wall, Birds of Corn­wall and the Isles of Scilly, Explor­ing the Cornish Coast, Wild­flowers of Corn­wall and the Isles of Scilly, St Ives and St Ives Bay, Inspir­a­tional Islands: The Isles of Scilly, A Cornish Year, Walk­ing in Pen­with, Pho­to­graph­ing Corn­wall and Walk­ing on the Liz­ard, and pho­to­grapher for Iconic Corn­wall. His work is fea­tured reg­u­larly in magazines, and his pho­to­graphs are stocked by a num­ber of pho­to­graphic lib­rar­ies. David has twice won double awards from the Out­door Writers & Pho­to­graph­ers Guild for Pho­to­graphy and Excel­lence in Writ­ing, and his pho­to­graphs reg­u­larly win com­pet­i­tions at both local and national levels. He is pas­sion­ate about the pro­tec­tion of our wild places, and is a former trustee of the Corn­wall Wild­life Trust.

ISBN: 9780906720547
1st edi­tion
Paper­back with flaps
80 pages
59 pho­to­graphs
214 x 222 mm

David Chap­man has an eye for the dra­matic and unex­pec­ted … he also has an envi­able tal­ent for hom­ing in on a land­scape to pic­ture it in a unique way.’ (West­ern Morn­ing News, 20.10.07)

David has switched his lens from wild­life to the land­scapes of this beloved part of the county. Pen­with Moods is a follow-​​up to his phe­nom­en­ally suc­cess­ful book, Wild about Corn­wall. …
‘… David’s pho­to­graphy draws end­less praise from Corn­wall Today read­ers’ (Corn­wall Today, Octo­ber 2007)

… a mas­ter class in com­mand and con­trol.
‘Estab­lished pho­to­graph­ers will look at these spec­tac­u­lar shots and know exactly what David has gone through, both in terms of tech­nique and patience, to get the images he wants. … a mas­ter­ful assembly of pho­to­graphic art.’ (Out­door Focus, Autumn 2007)

59 evoc­at­ive pic­tures that cap­ture the mood of this fas­cin­at­ing area of Corn­wall’ (Packet News­pa­pers, 21.10.07) For the full review see Packet News­pa­pers online.

… David Chap­man more than lives up to his prom­ise of depict­ing Pen­with in all its moods …
‘… a visual treat.’ (The Cornish­man, 13.12.07)

A series of evoc­at­ive pho­to­graphs that per­fectly cap­ture the mood of a spe­cial part of Corn­wall’ (West Bri­ton, 27.12.07)

From the swirl­ing sea of Porth­curno beach at dusk to the tem­pes­tu­ous tide of Sennen the sea­scape moods of Pen­with are beau­ti­fully repro­duced.
‘Chap­man also turns his lens inland to focus on rolling mists and sun-​​draped flowers as well as the always dra­matic and evoc­at­ive ruined mines’ (Tav­is­tock Times Gaz­ette, 03.01.08)

There are fine images …
’The vari­ety of “mood” is beau­ti­fully cap­tured …
‘As is cus­tom­ary with Alison Hodge’s pro­duc­tions, the pub­lic­a­tion is nicely designed and pro­duced.’ (Old Corn­wall, vol. XIII, no. 10, Spring 2008)

His stun­ning series of images cap­tures the immense power of the land­scape and the spec­tac­u­lar coast­line … As well as provid­ing a strik­ing pan­or­ama, each pho­to­graph encap­su­lates the essence of this magical land.’ (This Eng­land, Sum­mer 2008)

this superb col­lec­tion of pho­to­graphs is a real must for any­one who loves the far west of Corn­wall. … a bril­liant and mov­ing work.’ (South West Coast Path Asso­ci­ation News, Sum­mer 2008)

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