A view of Tintagel Cove, to the left of which can be seen part of the rugged hill on which lie the ruins of the famous Tintagel Castle. Situated on the rugged Cornish coast, the castle here was virtually impregnable from foes. After serving as a Roman trading settlement and outpost, Tintagel served as the home of a sucession of Celtic kings.
Several legends exist concerning this fascinating place. One legend concerns the doomed romance of Tristan and Yseult (Isolde), Tristan being the nephew of the local King Mark. This is also the traditional birthplace of King Arthur, whose father Uther is said to have fathered Arthur as a result of an illicit affair with the wife of a Cornish king. The myth has Merlin rescuing Arthur as a baby and spiriting him away to southern England by boat from this cove. Hence the "Merlin's Cave" that lies beneath the castle.
Whatever the truth of these myths, archeologists have determined that there was a lively trade occurring between Tintagel and parts of the Mediterranean for many centuries, including prior to Roman times.
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syd1946 (18663) 2006-09-02 10:49
And this is great view!The point of view are the best and the contrast is amazing,between earth,sea and sky.The colors are rich in all the tones.Indeed this is the Landscape!!
Have a nice weekend,
guillaumejm (0) 2006-09-02 10:49
Wonderfull picture! Vivid colours, perfect contrast very interresting note.
The POV is very good. A Gorgeous picture.
kozerog (1286) 2006-09-02 10:54
The view is so beautiful. Amazing colours. I live this dark deep green water.
chrisnet (21086) 2006-09-02 10:58
Amazing colors and contrast in this shot,this landscape is superb!
Thanks for your interesting note also.
baba_flies (8829) 2006-09-02 10:58
Dear John ... what a romantic and pretty corner. Wonderful your colors, especially the green-blue of the sea. So lovely.
Take care, Barbara
jhm (127883) 2006-09-02 11:31
I feel the softness of this wonderful picture, very great technical and splendid colours, the misty in background care for a very lovely atmosphere, excellent composition, you did very good work! Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
besnard (49939) 2006-09-02 11:32
Joli cliché. La mer a de belles couleurs et la prise en hauteur donne beaucoup de profondeur à l'image.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.
Flavia (10352) 2006-09-02 11:48
Fantastic view. The sea colors and sky are amazing. Sharp and well composed. A real pleaseure for the eyes.
danyy (0) 2006-09-02 12:08
j'aime beaucoup cette brume qui fait disparaitre l'horizon, elle rend cette petite crique plus intime et accueillante, déjà qu'elle l'est par sa beauté naturelle et celle de ses couleurs.
Une photo où les paramètres d'exposition et de mise au point ont joué un grand rôle dans sa réussite.
Bien à toi.
plimrn (21344) 2006-09-02 12:10
The water is star of this show. It's difficult to capture the transparency seen with the naked eye in a photo but you have succeeded; everyone comments on the wonderful colors you show of it's clear bright depths. Your note is fascinating as well, I read the word, 'tintagel' and thought, "I've heard something about that, King Arthur Maybe?" The your note answered all of my questions. Thank you!!
cherryripe (21015) 2006-09-02 12:18
Pretty little bay which looks so wild. I like the mix of flowers, grass and rocks. The one in the middle is very impressive. The emerald colour of the sea is beautiful.
carper (96) 2006-09-02 12:46
very nice photo John,
good point of view, nice landscape shot, with a good composition, good quality, well done, John.
marjan (6277) 2006-09-02 13:33
Hi John, very nice soht. Excelent POV and coloures. Very sharp and clear photo, good notice too. TFS
siolaw (37640) 2006-09-02 13:36
Anothere fine landscape,Frpm a great vantage point...
Vertical framing working well with flowers in FG... excellent colors and sharpness
leo61 (0) 2006-09-02 13:57
Excellent shot of this nice landscape.Nice foreground with the grass and blossoms and wonderful colors of the water.I like how the color is changing in the background,getting verry simillar to the color of the sky,that the horizon is not verry visible.
Fis2 (76908) 2006-09-02 14:00
Wonderful landscape, beautifil place. I like the colors and contrast. Well done.
pasternak (15165) 2006-09-02 14:23
What a view of this fascinating place, John! I like very much the light here, especially the small rock in the middle of the bay is fantastic, as are the shadows on the bottom seen through the water. Interesting effect on the horizon, it is so blurred that no border is seen at all.
papagolf21 (79512) 2006-09-02 14:34
Endroit merveilleux qui laisse place aux contes et légendes !
J'aime l'ensemble de la composition avec ces roches, qui prennent des airs de sculpture créés par la nature ; la mer fascinante par ses couleurs pierres précieuses.
Une très belle composition;
lasscor (7640) 2006-09-02 14:36
Great pov, vivid green sea colours, nice contrast.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-09-02 15:27
what a nice perspective to the land- and seascape. Beautiful and vivid colours, I like the different green and blue tones.
Looks like the south of Italy, but what a surprise ... it is England.
nicole80 (2163) 2006-09-02 15:30
Très belle composition avec ces côtes découpées qui s'avancent dans cette magnifique eau émeraude. Jolie lumière !
xavshot (69835) 2006-09-02 15:41
très belles couleurs dans cette photo. L'endroit est sublime et la lumière que tu as pu avoir permet de faire ressortir de beaux contrastes. C'est une belle photo John, bravo !
Burberry1 (6041) 2006-09-02 17:47
John, this is enough to inspire me before my holidays!!!
It is soooo pure and looks really virginal!
Isn't it paradise????
All the best to u John and thank U for inspiration,
Emile (20348) 2006-09-02 23:52
Beautiful picture with an amazing view, great colors contrast and an excellent point of view. Very interesting note.
Well done. TFS.
CliffW (2373) 2006-09-03 0:42
So this is Tintagel. I've heard of it often, but never been. It's beautiful, like one end of the earth. Even the horizon disappears here, like everything beyond this point becomes one unknown. It's a gorgeous shot John, on both subject and execution.
Gerrit (43763) 2006-09-03 1:27
beautiful composition and colours, I like the vague horizon and the almost tropical atmosphere of the scene.
jjcordier (67146) 2006-09-03 1:36
Very beautiful picture. Good colors
rosaline (0) 2006-09-03 3:27
A very nice place in Britain and one I've been meaning to visit for some time. I hope you have a lot of shots from this place. The colour of the water is magical and I like the composition. Great framing and impressive colours. Wonderful stuff.
Rossignol (2289) 2006-09-03 3:39
Excellent capture of this dramatic and pretty cove, John. The colours of the vegetation, sky and the many shades of turquoise in the water, are superb. Nice and sharp with good depth of field to show the little flowers in the foreground too. It's a special place and easy to see why its the stuff of myths and legends.
cessy (13647) 2006-09-03 4:01
marvelous view, John, awesome depth
the angle and composition are all wonderful
P-S-I-G (25532) 2006-09-03 4:02
Very beautiful coast. You have chosen a good POV. I like this vertical framing.
feather (51128) 2006-09-03 4:56
Wonderful capture of this dramatic coast-line. The colours are stunning and the water so clear; it's obviously a calm day. The greenery seems to be growing right out to sea and the castle ruins make an interesting addition to the scene.
sam224 (6215) 2006-09-03 5:12
I like the hues of colour you captured in the sea here: the blue mixed with the green and the emerald. Nice perspective on the meadows descending to the water.
Thanks for sharing!
napdsp (744) 2006-09-03 6:25
Beautiful lanscape. The emerald green water is just amazing. I like the shadow on water as well. The composition is so intricate and wonderful. TFS.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-09-03 7:12
Very beautiful pov and great richcolours
very nicelyu done
have a nice sunday
ChrisJ (91168) 2006-09-03 7:43
Wonderful colour & clarity, with superb sharpness & a marveellous pov. Hard to believe this is in England. Tfs!
dkeus31 (27733) 2006-09-03 7:48
A nice composition with the strong diagonal composed by the two rocks and the background.
Budapestman (82620) 2006-09-03 10:26
Picturesque natural photo! Beautiful glittering colours and gorgeous lights! Great mood and spectacular details! Excellent composition and superb POV!
Thank you, nice days
jwmunro (286) 2006-09-03 13:43
John - another smashing image! The shadow crossing the image is interesting I don't know if it is a cloud or the other side of the cove but it does add something. Great DOF, exposure is right on, and the composition is superb.
Thanks for sharing
izmirli (3864) 2006-09-03 15:07
merhaba my friend john
wonderful landscape.wonderful green colours.beautiful nature picture.
PJE (20758) 2006-09-03 15:48
Well its interesting to see this vertical view here John. I see the foreground details and then the beach down below without hardly any trace of details leading to the shore down below. You must have been standing on a sharp cliff area for this photo. I am impressed with the deep tones coming out of the water here. Interesting results and very well put together in this format. Thanks for sharing!
elmec (12210) 2006-09-03 16:14
This is paradise place and perfect work, just like steel of You!
bertolucci (13351) 2006-09-03 18:24
You used the vertical format here in a perfect way John, to display the intricate structure and rugged beauty of the cove. I love all the hues of blue and green and the rendition of the sea has an almost tropical quality. The way it 'dissolves' into the sky gives it a mystic quality, very appropriate for a place with this history. Lovely work!
Have a nice week,
pablominto (53744) 2006-09-04 2:09
The beautiful deep colours of the sea is most beautiful, and compliments the blue sky and green vegetation very well!
Pleasant composition with good lines, great details and lovely colours all over!
Dragonheart (8414) 2006-09-04 2:40
What a lovely shot, excellent composition, colours and lights, very well framed. Excellent sharpness too.
Thanks for sharing
PixelTerror (0) 2006-09-04 6:52
Nice view of this dramatic coastline, I appreciate you included some foreground to give depth to it and the colors are very enjoyable. I would have liked to see the full coast curve to the left, which cound have been achieved taking two overlapping photos and assembling them with a software like autostitch, member jrj does it often to compensate for a wide angle lack, it works well.
Have a nice day,
Paolo (41218) 2006-09-04 10:43
The Maldives in Britain!
excellent shot John, wonderful tones of bluee and green on the sea surface and wonderful composition with the cliff and the flowers.
markstaples (15670) 2006-09-04 11:22
The composition is as always perfect and the colours are stunning. This is a very beautiful image John. Great work.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-09-04 13:48
beautiful shot here, I like the colour of the sea, very nice view and the contrasting colours are nice
jafadabret (56497) 2006-09-04 14:11
Bonsoir John !
C'est une photo remarquablement bien composée. Un paysage dans un format en hauteur avec des points d'accrochages différents et très intéressants. Les couleurs sont également superbes. Que du bon !
Tue (25798) 2006-09-04 15:03
A wonderfil piece of nature! The shapes of the rocks are very nice. I find the composition good, but I like most of all the wonderful colours. Very well done and thanks for sharing!
t0mmm1 (5440) 2006-09-04 16:50
wonderful land full of legends and myths that you present here. The colours and the composition are wonderful and I really like the invisible - hiden - horizont effect. Wonderful!
Have a nice day,
Cricri (92041) 2006-09-04 18:10
Un format bien adapter pour cette belle composition, la lumiére et les couleurs sont trés belle, "oui, sa fait rêver" félicitations
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-09-05 2:32
Great view with gorgeous colours. I like the vertical option in this excellent composition. I also like the contrast and the note.
TFS and have a nice day,
Graal (92110) 2006-09-05 3:00
great landscape, nice vertical composition and colours. Friends all told You. I like this photo, too.
cjmm (4479) 2006-09-05 10:30
I like how you managed light and contrast here. The water looks fantastic, but there are also great details in all other elements of the image.
cam (9041) 2006-09-05 18:35
Inviting composition where the sea and the sky merge together in a misty atmosphere.
The color of the bay is special and deep in tonality.
It must be low tide as seen on the rocky wall on the left.
Thanks for sharing this favorite place of you.
kermit350 (9012) 2006-09-06 16:54
Hello John, the vegetable mineral mixture functions well and the range of this sky to a perfect saturation, it is this superb luminosity which one notices in first by discovering your photograph, lighting marvelously emphasizes the relief of the stones and the escarpé relief of the ground, and once again the very interesting light from which you knew to benefit emphasizing well this colour with the turquoise appearance of water, that known as while passing it is a strong beautiful place, sincerely.......................Hello John, le mélange minéral végétal fonctionne bien et le dégradé de ce ciel à une saturation parfaite, c'est cette superbe luminosité que l'on remarque en premier en découvrant ta photo, l'éclairage fait merveilleusement ressortir le relief des pierres et le relief escarpé du terrain, et encore une fois la très intéressante lumière dont tu as su tirer parti faisant bien ressortir ce coloris au apparence turquoise de l’eau, cela dit en passant c’est un fort bel endroit, bien amicalement..
singuanti (15250) 2006-09-06 23:17
Hi John. There is something special in the water that draws the viewer's eyes in. The portrait orientation makes a lot of sense here. I think the polarizer gave you some great saturation and contrast.
Gregtom (7165) 2006-09-07 2:13
English coast is really beautiful, like Norwich! You have composed it well, showing the curved line of the shore and amazing colors of rocks, greenery and water in one place together. Good choice to put a small part of the ground on the first plane, it makes the perspective deeper.
Ann75 (0) 2006-09-07 16:10
Stunning shot with so many beautiful things to see. I love the cliffs that rise out of the ocean and the little flowers in the foreground are such a nice addition. The lighting is great here and I love the colours! Great composition and beautiful details!
Albrecht (11279) 2006-09-08 10:15
What a beuaitufl place and I like the misty background and all the colours here.
* take care, Albrecht *
Davidwh (3662) 2006-09-08 12:51
Quite amazing the amount of shades of green you have managed to create here....very attractive to the eye.The depth is very good as you have also included some of the foreground cliff...give a bit of scale.The sea and sky blending together has added a bit of mystery that suits its history.Nicely composed!
Keep well...regards, David
Stepan (27210) 2006-09-10 4:04
You had a great light and you captured it perfectly. The colors and contrast are strong, in this great vertical compo. I enjoy your Brit serie.
imrek (4) 2006-09-13 4:43
beautyful colours and nice POV, i like that soft sky...a pleasant view...well done!!!
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-09-15 13:08
These green and blue are one of the most beautiful composition of colours. I like it very much. Great composition.
kebek (5438) 2006-09-16 8:36
Serwus John !
Outstanding mix of colours in this fine vertical. The image conveys the freshness and carefreeness of the summer season. Such a reminiscence will be priceless during the winter time :)
Be well my friend,
cbrman (21637) 2006-09-19 10:38
Une très belle image doté d'un très beau point de vue. J'aime beaucoup les couleurs qui sont très chaudes. Je trouve la teinte de l'eau vraiment très belle.
vincent24 (9052) 2006-09-19 16:32
A lovely wild beach!i like your frame including little flowers in foreground..the strong point for me is the cristal green water,well done,
sleon (9402) 2006-09-25 16:08
This beautifully framed view does indeed look magical. What lovely colours and lighting. Thanks for continuing to show us what a beautiful country this is :-)
HOBO (5276) 2006-10-03 12:36
Good evening John,
quite a 'mystic' place...
Fascinating view of sea and sky melting together; maybe the mists of Avalon? The coast contrasts perfectly. Thanks for the great note.
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-11-08 12:57
These colours are wonderful !
The green is great, on the grass and on the water.
Very pleasant pic.
fds (6307) 2011-04-11 8:17
very beautiful picture with fantastic colors
- Copyright: John Cherrington (john_c) (24662)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 20D, 17-85mm IS, 58mm circular polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Walking England [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-02 10:44