Photographing the Blue room and other news

French bedin the blue bedroom at ednovean farm

The pretty French bed in the Blue bedroom

This week’s snaps of Ednovean farm travel from a glorious sunset over the sea to my attempts at interior photography in our elegant Blue bedroom. i must say that I ind interior photography very hard and I had sneakily planned to wait for the complimentary disk to arrive after last years interiors photo shoot here but in the meantime I wanted to show off our elegant Blue bedroom a little more on our website and so with the tips gathered from  the visiting pro photographer in mind I set to work.

Vintage country style bedroom

I’ve placed a cosy squashy sofo at the end of the bed for views out of the French doors

Those photography tips

  • Use natural light as far as possible for a natural result
  • Use a tripod to minimise camera shake
  • Set the tripod to about mid height
  • Learn something about the camera settings
  • Set the camera to a slower shutter speed for interiors
  • Try diagonal angles

And so with the camera set firmly to auto and the camera handbook read and promptly forgotten, I started what turned out to be a mammoth wrestling match with the camer tripod for control of the camera. And the photos were dire so back to the drawing board and then my brother cam up with one last tip

  • Wash the foreground with light – How? Turn the flash back on and put a piece of tissue over the flash.


Thank goodness it worked as the Blue bedroom has quite big windows on both so sides my poor little Canon was about to have a nervous breakdown under the strain but what the photographer didn’t mention is the amount of time that the pros spend setting up their shots until every detail is correct. Still at least I have the light coming in the window, the soft chalky blue of the walls and that oh so comfy sofa, so now I just need to read the instruction manual again! If you would like to  read more about our nostalgic vintage style and now I can reveal what that squashy sofa is positioned to see

Sub tropical planting framing a view to St Michael's Mount

What do you see from that squashy sofa? A view across our gardens to St Michael’s Mount with the blue sea of Mounts Bay

This week at Ednovean Farm

spud supervisorThis week at Ednovean Farm our days as always have started qutie early with the horses fed and turned out before we start to cook breakfast for our guest and finally much much later we have our own!

Mug of tea and jug of daffodils

The end of the morning and there’s time to sit for a moment with a hot mug of tea

Our little feline sergeant major Spud-Cat has kept up his duties of supervising us at every turn. he particularly likes to watch the horses being turned out in the mornings but on a chilly morning this week he decided he would have to mount a watch from the post and rails fence to keep his paws warm –  he did look quite comical rather like an oversized snowball.

Alert tom cat

Spud cat supervising our morning

A sunset from our garden

View to erranuthnoe at sunset from Ednovean Farm

Winter sunset over Perranuthnoe with a ship waiting for orders in the bay

Meanwhile looking out to sea in Mounts Bay I’ve been watching a big boat at anchor  waiting for orders – it is positioned so it appears to be floating just beyond the village church when looking down from our garden and looked wonderful in the sunset the other night – I managed to take a snap just as the light faded from the bay with the mellow glow still on the sea. And yes I’m afraid the camera was still set to auto!

I thought the sunset would be a fitting end to  this week’s blog about January on a cornish farmhouse B&B, so I hope you have a wonderful week!!

A view to Perranuthnoe at Sunset from Ednovean farm

A view to Perranuthnoe at Sunset from our garden

About Christine Taylor

Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and eight horses including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Ednovean Farm has been awarded AA five star gold for Bed and breakfast and is included in The Michelin Guide and The Alastair Sawday Guide . The Farmhouse and gardens has been featured in BBC Homes and Antiques, Homes and Gardens. Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location. Christine writes a weekly blog about life on the farm and garden with an occasional series about places of interest in West Cornwall concentrating on those off the beaten track places atha only the locals find

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