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St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

My Wife and I were spending a few days in Cornwall and one of the places I wanted to visit, was St. Michael’s Mount.

St. Michael’s Mount is a captivating tidal island located in Mount’s Bay, just off the southwestern coast of Cornwall, England.

Rising majestically from the water, this iconic landmark combines natural beauty, rich history, and enchanting folklore, making it a popular tourist destination.

The island is crowned by a medieval castle and abbey, which dates back to the 12th century.

It’s believed that a church was first established on the site in the 8th century, dedicated to the archangel St. Michael. The castle, with its granite walls and towers, offers breathtaking views of the surrounding coastline and the mesmerizing beauty of the Atlantic Ocean.

Accessible by a causeway during low tide and by a short boat ride during high tide, St. Michael’s Mount offers visitors a unique and immersive experience. Exploring the island’s narrow streets and pathways reveals a tapestry of history, from medieval times to the present day.

Visitors can wander through the beautifully preserved castle rooms, stroll through the terraced gardens with vibrant flowers, or enjoy a peaceful moment in the charming village at the island’s base.

St.Michael's Mount original image

Original image before sky replacement

St. Michael’s Mount also holds a place in local legends and folklore.

It’s said, that the mount was once the home of a giant named Cormoran, who terrorised the local community until he was vanquished by a young boy named Jack. According to the tale, the giant’s heart was thrown into the sea and turned into the Mount.

Today, St. Michael’s Mount stands as a testament to centuries of history and human ingenuity, offering a captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and mythical allure.

Whether exploring its historic buildings, admiring its stunning vistas, or delving into the tales that surround it, a visit to St. Michael’s Mount promises an unforgettable journey through time on the rugged coast of Cornwall.

Original image shot at noon on a bright sunny day in May, on iPhone 11.

After some initial edits, the Milky Way galaxy sky, was added, using Luminar Neo. I also flipped the milky way sky, just so the ‘fakery’ is clear.


Camera Settings
Focal Length 26mm
Aperture f1.8
Shutter Speed 1/4800
ISO 32
Exp. Compensation 0ev
Coordinates 50.123838, -5.4752182
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