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Daily Post Photo Challenge – Boundaries

October 2, 2015 25 comments

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is all about boundaries – of any description.

The path is clearly marked. Do not cross this boundary! (Godrevy, Cornwall.)

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The boundary between Earth and the infinite beyond. (Out the front of my house, Cornwall.)

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Safety and… well, falling off a cliff :-(. (St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall.)

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Trees Behind My House

October 1, 2015 16 comments

Here are some trees behind my house, taken from my dinky back garden earlier this evening. But the photo looked too sharp. What to do?

I found a “soften” button on “old faithful” (Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8) so I set it to 10% and there was another setting as well (“edge importance” or some such which I also fiddled with) so I clicked it and it all went blurry. Then I found a “sharpen” button so I clicked that as well to stop it being so blurry! I don’t know what I’m doing :-).

 

SoftTrees

 

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Sunrise at Work

September 25, 2015 18 comments

I took a couple of photos of yesterday’s sunrise! I only had my phone camera because I was arriving at work and it’s made the sun look like a huge explosion away in the distance :-). I should probably post-process it but I don’t have Photoshop. And I can’t be bothered.

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Photo Challenge – Grid

September 22, 2015 17 comments

I noticed that this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge has the subject “Grid” this week and realised I have just the photo!

This photo was taken inside St. Michael’s Mount, looking out through a window.

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St. Michael’s Mount Part 3

September 20, 2015 19 comments

We’re nearing the end of our journey around St. Michael’s Mount. Here are my final photos! I uploaded them full size again because I can’t be bothered fiddling about :-).

A bit more impressive than my mantelpiece.

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Back outside, but still up on the Mount.

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A view down to the gardens, which unfortunately were closed on the day I visited. It looks like they’re doing some work down there.

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A lovely view out across to Marazion.

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The little ferry boats are still running but it looks like the tide has gone out and the causeway is open!

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A final look out across the bay. I wouldn’t want to brave those cannons if I were invading.

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Yep, the causeway is open. I get to walk back.

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View from the causeway.

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A final look back. Goodbye, St. Michael’s Mount!

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I hope you enjoyed my little 3 part tour around St. Michael’s Mount!

St Michael’s Mount Part 2

September 19, 2015 24 comments

In my second (of three) posts featuring pictures taken at St. Michael’s Mount off the Cornish coast, we’ll have a last look around outside and then venture into the house itself. I accidentally uploaded these photos full size, so be careful if you want to make them bigger and you’re not on a fast connection.

A nice view out across the bay, or sea, or whatever it is.

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Were going inside here in a minute!

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They have strange taste in sculptures.

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Getting closer to the house.

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One last look back at Marazion before we go inside.

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Inside looking out.

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An impressive library.

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Now that’s what I call a ceiling.

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Inside the little church. Wow, they have their own church!

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That’s quite the impressive organ :-).

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This is probably St. Michael defeating Satan, or something. Maybe I should have read the guide leaflet or some of the little plaques dotted around the place.

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His and hers royal waiting chairs. That’s Queen Elizabeth II on the left (our reigning monarch) and on the right, presumably her dad, King George VI.

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Next time we’ll see some more photos outside, including my harrowing walk back across the Causeway of Doom (it’s not called that, I made that up).

St Michael’s Mount Part 1

September 18, 2015 28 comments

Here are some photos I took on a trip to St Michael’s Mount a couple of weeks ago. It’s off the south coast of Cornwall, near Marazion. I was given a guide leaflet which probably had some history in it, which I didn’t read :-).

I’ll do this in a few parts as I can’t choose between all the photos I took.

I parked up the beach a mile or so away to avoid the tourist traffic, so I had a nice little walk. There it is in the distance.

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The tide is in so it looks like I will have to brave the high seas to get there.

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And so we set sail in the mighty ship “Sea Mist”. I hope we don’t sink!

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At last, after a long and harrowing sea voyage (3 minutes), tired but victorious, we reached our destination.

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Hmm, looks like a bit of a climb.

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Up I go, stopping often to take in the view (and catch my breath).

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If that tiny hatch leads to the Giant’s Well, I’m guessing he was often thirsty.

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The Cornish flag flies proudly over a bunch of slightly dodgy-looking cannons. Let’s hope we don’t have to repel invaders!

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Next time we’ll take a look at the view and then enter the house (where photography was allowed!).