St Michael’s Mount; over editing, a dash of sunshine and some lugworm casts
Thursday 20th June 2013
Our photography group was at Marazion this evening to photograph the Mount. The evening was very overcast; no contrast issues, no need for ND grads. However, the Mount always looks its best if there is a bit of drama. I always shoot RAW and make sure the histogram is as far over to the right as possible without clipping the highlights. The RAW file will look a bit washed out but it does contain a tremendous amount of detail which can be managed to your own advantage I went over the top:
The above photo really is a very unrepresentative image of what I was seeing. During the 90 minutes we were there there was a very brief break in the clouds and for a couple of minutes the Mount got a bit of sunshine.
The above photo is somewhat more realistic than the first image, although I have still manipulated nature by using a long shutter speed to make the sea and sky look more interesting.
Below is another photo, showing a lone piece of brown algae, and a lugworm cast in the foreground, of St Michael’s Mount. Apparently, just one lugworm will cast about 20kg of sand in a year; not many people know that.