June 21, 2010

South West England III - St Michael's Mount

Digital original
St Michael's Mount, also known colloquially by locals as simply the Mount, is a small tidal island in Mount's Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Its Cornish language name - literally, "the grey rock in a wood" - may represent a folk memory of a time before Mount's Bay was flooded, indicating a description of the Mount set in woodland. Remains of trees have been seen at low tides following storms on the beach at Perranuthnoe, but radiocarbon dating established the submerging of the hazel wood at about 1700 BC.
Digital infrared original
As I walked up the mount, I came across this cute octagonal building, and a palm tree - too cool a combination to pass up and not photograph!
Digital original
Probably my favorite image made during this visit, a composition within the chapel using my tilt-shift lens to keep the perspective of the far wall from being distorted, while using a composition that kept so much of the monument on the side wall in the image.

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