Sunday, 20 November 2016

Cornwall St Michaels mount and Bedruthan Sunset 25 th May 2016

This morning we are heading to the south cornish coast to St Michaels mount., its looking sunny for most part with increasing cloud,  but who believes the forecast anyhow  .

The Causeway , which is covered by the sea at high tide.

Across the laws to go into the gardens, which have been constructed on the steep rock cliffs below the castle

The plants are all sub tropical, not frost hardy so the good drainage is vital and there are no frosts here being surrounded by water.

                                        HDR image of the castle and gardens below :)

                                                  Now a selection of images from the garden.

                Now time to leave , we are heading to NT Trengwainton Gardens near Penzance .

                                                        The tree ferns are amazing!!!!!!!

                                                  Azalias still in flower at end of May!

                                            The Hollywell Horrors look bored   haha

 We have now driven back to Bedruthan Steps for sunset ,i was hoping the sea would have been further out to shoot from the beach , but its still right up to the base of the steps :(   So i have set up on at point with loads of flower for foreground interest.

             Big stopper has lengthened the exposure to smooth out the sea .  10 seconds at f16

 It appears there is not going to be a good sunset tonight ,  i think i will go down the steps and shoot some long exposure images after the sun has dropped below the horizon.

 I am half way down the steps and have a nice composition , this is a 2 frame merged image . 30 seconds for the sea, and 13 seconds for the sky.

                                                   The "Blue Hour"    after sundown
                                         2 frames   61 seconds and 15 seconds merged.

                                                     the end of a superb day in Cornwall.