Image taken while standing in the mud of the harbour floor.
There was another boy in the image just stepping down from the bottom step. I used the spot removal tool in Lightroom to clone him out.
St Michael's Mount (Carrek Los yn Cos), meaning "grey rock in the woods", also known colloquially by locals as simply the Mount is a tidal island 366 m off the Mount's Bay coast of Cornwall. It is united with the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway of granite setts, passable between mid-tide and low water.
Little is known about the village before the beginning of 18th century, save that there were a few fishermen's cottages and monastic cottages. After improvements to the harbour in 1727, St Michael's Mount became a flourishing seaport, and by 1811 there were 53 houses and four streets. The pier was extended in 1821 and the population peaked in the same year, when the island had 221 people. There were three schools, a Wesleyan chapel, and three public houses, mostly used by visiting sailors. The village went into decline following major improvements to nearby Penzance harbour and the extension of the railway to Penzance in 1852, and many of the houses and buildings were demolished.
The harbour, widened in 1823 to allow vessels of 500 tons to enter, has a pier dating from the fifteenth century which was subsequently enlarged and restored. Queen Victoria landed at the harbour from the royal yacht in 1846, and a brass inlay of her footstep can be seen at the top of the landing stage.
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snunney (90798) 2014-08-21 6:12
The panoramic format is perfect for this composition. The boy is well placed in the frame and in relation to the boat, he also offers a sense of scale. Superb conversion to black and white creating a wonderful mood in the process.
rbassin (20318) 2014-08-21 7:14
c'est une superbe composiiton, bonne présence en haut du mur, une scène agréable et bien présentée en N&B.
holmertz (45936) 2014-08-21 10:03
Detta är också en komposition som jag tycker mycket om. Den svartvita presentationen och den enkla miljön för tankarna till 1950-talet. Pojken som sitter på muren är liten, men han är ändå den verkliga prydnaden i den här bilden. Det skulle vara ganska lätt att hitta på en historia om honom och varför han sitter ensam på muren och tittar ut över havet. Detta är en tekniskt utmärkt bild med en vacker gråskala och god skärpa.
PS If you would rather prefer me to write in English please let me know :-)
photographer_sg (4412) 2014-08-21 11:31
Beautiful composition with excellent use of monochrome. The boy on the steps makes an excellent focal point. Tranquil and moody!
thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
best wishes from India
willperrett (8775) 2014-08-21 11:57
Hi again Trevor
This one has more of the classic look of an old film photograph, rather than the more "modern" digital extravagances! And it suits the subject matter perfectly. A timeless vision. BTW, I often add/subtract picture elements in my photographs, but I tend not to admit it, as it could be construed as breaking the ToS! I should keep mum if I were you!
P.S. I always try to retain the whole frame rather than crop my images. And I never add frames. We'll get on like a house on fire if we ever meet up!
SnapRJW (31627) 2014-08-22 5:52
Hello Trevor - I agree with Stephen; the panoramic crop is perfect for this composition. The frame is well balanced and there are no areas of 'disinterest'. I love the shot, it has a timeless appeal and could have been taken 50 years ago (apart from the engine) I need to learn how to do that cloning business... tips please?
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-22 6:44
a contemplative image this and one that works so well in this medium. A balanced composition that adds to the mood and delicious simplicity of this beautifully arty image. Love it!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
Royaldevon (33837) 2014-08-22 12:26
This, especially with being b&w, is a timeless photograph. It could have happened at any time since cameras became relatively common.
I love the harbour setting.
The features are all important to the composition and all are well positioned. The boy makes one of the focal points, diagonally opposed to the second one, and he, also, provides the scenario.
It is a delightful photograph.
Have a good w/e,
Waylim (25434) 2014-08-24 17:10
Excellent presentation in black and white. I think we just don't see enough of. The digital colors are just sometime being push to the limit with the over saturation. So it is rather refreshing to rid of all color and focus on the contrast and light and composition. This is one very good example. classic and timeless. I like the panoramic view but a little more sky doesn't hurt with this composition to give it more of an open space.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-06-03
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: United Kingdom
- Theme(s): Black & White, Harbours, Rivers, beaches and estuaries [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-21 5:55