Alan Barrett Images | Intimate Landscapes | Back of the beach, North Cornwall

As is clear from some other of my portfolios, I am a lover and admirer of rocks! I never cease to be amazed by the colours, patterns and textures that can be seen from close examination of rock-faces, cliff sides and boulders on the beach or in desert areas.

It is not surprising therefore that I enjoy the coastline - and some of the most pleasing beaches in the UK are found along the North Cornwall coast. Picking out the detail in the cliffs along the back of the beach can keep me occupied until the tide returns.