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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:

St Michael's Mount on a grey day!

St Michael’s Mount on a grey day!

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.

A more realistic photo of the Mount.

A more realistic photo of the Mount.

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.

Lugworms casts revealed at low tide.

Lugworms casts revealed at low tide.

 

 

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One response

  1. Your over the top looks fine. There are many who goes over the top X1000, and then it starts getting boring, but it seems to be “popular”.. Nice and interesting photos.

    June 27, 2013 at 8:18 pm

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