Dawn photography, Marazion, Cornwall, England,UK

Words/Photographs: Tony Eveling

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St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall, England, UK

Another photograph taken about a while ago one summer, I suppose another ‘rediscovered’ photo that needed post-processing.

With this composition I wanted a higher tide as I wanted something to resemble those National Trust photographs, with the long exposure dawn shots with a blue/purple warmly lit sea gently lapping against the cobblestone causeway that leads to the ‘Mount’ in the distance.

My own photography has moved on since then, and I am no longer (so much) in awe of those classic shots. I just turn up and photograph what I see….And so, over time, these less glamorous shots with a harsh rocky foreground rather than a smooth long exposure sea foreground, are back in my good books!

It’s not that I didn’t like this photo, because I did. I have never thought any ill of it! But it didn’t have the same serene feel of those long exposure classics. In fact, I have been back a few times and never seen those classic conditions for that classic photo.

Not that I ever made the effort to wait for those ‘perfect’ conditions, so I can’t complain!

  • I think the centered composition works well here. Those radiating clouds are just right.

  • You framed St’ Michael’s Mount perfectly with the rocks at low tide… the best time to take the perfect photo is when you are there… no matter what the conditions at the time.

    ….peter:)

    • Thanks Peter! …And that is a very good piece of advice…very true I think!

  • Very beautiful landscape, of which I appreciate the details of the sky and foreground green button seaweed!

  • Beautiful photo and landscape…..It looks like the Mont St Michel in Normandie France.

    • Thanks, tomix.

      It’s is an amazing coincidence that there are two land formations on opposite sides of the channel that are so similar.
      I suppose that it is inevitable that such a land structure would have buildings plonked on top of them, so that’s not such a coincidence.
      Thanks very much for commenting!

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