It was a while since I had headed in the direction of Plymouth however I had to go there anyway so the camera was with me. I visited various spots on the eastern side of the Sound including Bovisand and Jennycliff.
I got this shot of a frigate heading out to sea from Jennycliff. I liked the juxtaposition of a modern naval vessel with Drake’s Island just behind it.
I also liked the industrial aspect of the docks at Cattewater with Dartmoor in the background. You can just see current industrialisation there in the form of the Lee Moor china clay works too. Again as a contrast the Cattewater area has a small SSSI area in it.
A good view of the Hoe can be achieved from Mount Batten and this is a multi image stitch of it showing Smeaton’s Tower quite clearly. The tower, an early lighthouse, is a Grade I listed building.
The area of the Hoe is used for recreation and affords some great views of Plymouth Sound as well as the opportunity to take a closer look at the tower.
The urban landscape can provide interest for a photographer. The Cattewater docks scene shows this. However these three tower blocks also caught my eye. The bright colours set against a greying sky were quite vivid and eye catching. Some of my images should be available for sale in a gallery in the Barbican in the not too distant future.