Made-Up Bits

a personal blog, by Sven Seebeck
Husband, father, makes music. Has a thing for notebooks, fountain-pens, blogging and photography. Usually am overthinking this.

St.Michael's Mount in the Dark

Actually it’s just before sunrise but it just does sounds better this way, doesn’t it? Having published my Cornwall e-book already last year I haven’t been looking through my archives from there much recently. Since I’m in the middle of the process of updating my galleries recently, I found this gem in there which I once processed, and then obviously forgot about. I had explored the coast the day before and returned early in the morning to be in place at sunrise.

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Storm

St.Just. It’s the other side of the cliff and again I found shelter from the storm behind some rocks. I climbed  down the cliff to get a better vantage point, but getting closer to the sea didn’t seem to be possible. Considering the conditions, it wouldn’t be so advisable either. I enjoyed the drama of the scene with the waves crashing on the rocks in fronts in front of me.

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St.Just Bridge

St. Just. The rain which just tested my now already torn looking 1,99£ umbrella stopped and I can go on with my explore of the scenery. On the way to the coast I already spotted this beautiful location. The road to the coast already leads me along this little river and finally I find this spot, rather close to the coast. It’s already in the afternoon, with the sun still high up in the sky.

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St.Just Rock

Geez, I miss the sea. There’s nothing more refreshing than a strong wind and heavy waves crashing on the rocks. While preparing my e-book I re-discovered this image in my library and took some time to process it in a way I envisioned the image. I was tipped to the coast near St.Just by a local photographer here in Cornwall earlier that morning and spontaneously made my way here.

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Little Cudden

Cornwall Spring 2009 It’s my second day in Cornwall. It was a 27 hour journey to get here and after a quick explore at dawn I fall into bed only to be waken up a few hours later just before sunrise. After all, I came to take pictures. At sunrise the conditions are nice and I do some photography at St.Michaels Mount. The weather improves during the course of the morning and after a good breakfast and another nap I head out along the coast and explore the scenery.

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Tide At St.Michael’s Mount

Another photograph of St.Michael’s Mount, isn’t it a wonderful location? Back in Spring 2009 I spent a week in Marazion and passed the Mount every day, always hoping for the right conditions. It was on my last day in Cornwall, that I got the conditions that I didn’t even dared to dream of. The tide came in just in time at sunset and there were clouds and blue sky.

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Cornwall - The Next Few Days

The alarm on my iPhone shrieks multiple times when I realize that I fell asleep on the sofa in front of the TV. It’s three o’clock and I planned to go back to the area around Prussia Cove for a shoot at sunrise. My legs and my back hurt badly after carrying all my gear yesterday for around 20 km. I head out with all my gear, but I manage only around 500m before my legs and my back start to hurt so much again that I decide to go back to bed for another two hours and return to St.

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Cornwall - The first days

It’s eleven o-clock and I my train is leaving in little less than two hours when I to my surprise receive my recently ordered new Tripod-Head. Just in time, A Manfrotto Junior Geared Head. twitter.com/SvenSeebe… I already gave up the thought that I will appear in time but luck was with me. I do a quick test with it and squeeze the tripod-head into my backpack and head off to the railway station from where my journey starts.

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