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St Michaels Mount

St Michaels Mount
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Copyright: Robert Smith (bobsmith) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 499 W: 360 N: 126] (1886)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-04
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-06-18 14:15
Viewed: 999
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is St Michaels Mount, a National Trust property which is reachable by foot when the tide is out or by boat only, when it is in.
This was taken early in the morning and I wanted to take the shot from where the other photographer is. But I think this shot works just as well.

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Oh how I empathise with you wanting to take the shot from where "The other photographer is".
Been there myself, and it took a while before i could get on the causeway to take the shot i wanted (posted on the site almost 4 years ago)
I ended up with water taxis in my shot!

Without a doubt, one of the most sought after viewpoints in the UK as far as a photograph goes.

This one brings back memories of my trial, and I have to admit, i like this one.
Although the subject itself (The "Mount") is central in the shot, you've got a good lead in with the causeway to the left and the rock formation in the centre to create decent interest in the foreground of the shot.

Exposure and detail are good here Bob, but i think using a UV filter on the lens, or adding a little more contrast at the editing stage to remove the UV haze would enhance the shot no end.

Having said that though, a well executed and composed shot.



A wonderful and historical image for me and, as you should know, I am not a real photographer and do not even have a DSLR camera but very good. I have to agree that it is a little hazy for me too.

What a great shot, it is a little hazy but that is and will always be a pain for shots like this in the summer months. I do agree with Madatit about the UV filter and will add that a CPL would also help a little especially with removing the glassiness of the water, but that is completely subjective to the photographer view of the shot they are going after!

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 843 W: 26 N: 808] (9410)
  • [2016-06-19 22:31]

Hi Bob,
such a famous shot, I must admit I didn't realise it was in Cornwall. I think including the causeway works well as it leads to the castle

Bom dia Robert,
We all know that Mount Saint Michel is much photographed and explored by the French side.
It is for me a novelty to see him for the English side and through a picture of rare beauty and balance.
The human presence in the picture is charmant.

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