St Michaels' Mount
Staying only 3 miles from Marazion should present plenty of opportunities to photograph St Michael's Mount. Situated on an island just off the coast and completely cut off by the tide every day, the opportunities are huge. It's therefore frustrating that I have yet to take a photo of the Mount that I am really happy with.
As with all landscape photography, in fact all photography, you need a number of factors to come together to get a really good shot of St Michael's Mount. Obviously you need the right light, but you also need the right sea and tide conditions. I actually found all of these conditions whilst I was visiting the Mount this year - unfortunately they were in a book, captured in someone else's photograph. The shot I would like to take is of a half covered causeway, with waves lapping towards the camera, and the sun setting behind the Mount itself. I am reliably informed that the sun only sets behind the Mount (when you view it from the causeway) around Christmas time. You then need the right weather and tide conditions and so the opportunity may only come around once every four or five years.
I mention this only because the conditions I found during my one visit to photograph the Mount were far from ideal. A completely cloudless sky on a very still day, a very high tide with virtually no wave action and very little causeway to use as foreground.
Still, it was good fun trying, and there's always next time!!
For more images of St Michael's Mount please click here