I puzzled over the title for this picture and decided on 'micro-climate' as that is the phenomena that happens here!
This is the garden on St.Michael's Mount, in Mount's Bay, very close to Penzance in Cornwall.
"The granite rock of the Mount, the castle looming overhead and the sea pounding the shores are the features which define and direct this garden.Despite the gales and salty winds, the Gulf Stream ameliorates the climate so that frosts are a rarity and the rock acts as a gigantic radiator - absorbing heat by day and releasing it at night creating a micro-climate in which all sorts of unlikely plants flourish."
[National Trust information leaflet.]
Above the Agave can be seen a small corner of the castle which sits atop the Mount.
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siudzi (34141) 2014-08-29 23:29
Wow! What a superb capture this! The composition is unique and was made very smartly to get a marvelous visual result. Perfectly executed! Bravo!
Have a nice weekend!
jhm (160941) 2014-08-30 0:54
You shows these picture on a very nice way.
Close up of the plant and the nice building in nature stone make these picture wonderful.
Indeed Cornwall is a lovely place and has a wonderful micro-climate, nice flowers too.
Your picture is taken with high quality, excellent sharpness and clarity.
Very well composition, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ktanska (29469) 2014-08-30 23:52
I think that agave was a well chosen foreground subject. It shows well how untypical the weather conditions are on this location, as suggested by your title. The castle on top looks also interesting and well maintained.
williewhistler (16496) 2014-08-31 2:40
I do like the use of the Agave plant in the FG,it has such a distinctive shape and textures.
The whole image is well exposed and the details crisp and clear throughout.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Graal (103038) 2014-09-01 5:00
nice composition with the agawa on FG. Fine glance on the castle on top. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
miumiu (6113) 2014-09-03 12:36
The Agave is a fantastic element of your photo.
Miguel82 (27752) 2014-09-11 16:07
Hello Jean, thanks for your support
that picture shows how these succulent plants get used to a rocky and dry habitat, bright hues, good exposition
clic (18552) 2014-10-09 12:49
How can those healthy plants grow on rock!
They compose attractive eye-catchers and a judicious visual balance, compared to the castle seen uphill.
This is a piece of art museum, due to the excellent depiction and the vivid colors.
fritzi007 (12518) 2015-02-12 4:12
interesting, beautiful photo and information, but the water in the Mediterranean is a bit warmer!
gildasjan (43824) 2015-08-31 9:47
Il m'arrive d'aller fouiner dans la galerie des membres de TE.Ici le premier plan donne une excellente toujours à cette image.
iainsp (3298) 2017-01-15 5:59
This is a very nice composition - and you have an excellent depth of field with everything in the frame sharply focussed. Lovely colours of the plants on the cliff face and I enjoy the contrast between the very non-British agave and the rather more Northern European castle elements in the top of the frame. Nice work, thanks, Iain.