Three mornings in a row I had set the alarm for 4:15am. High summer can be hard work for a Landscape Photographer looking to photograph at dawn. The first two mornings ended in poor light - but in this case it was third time lucky!
I had deliberately stayed within easy reach of St Michael's Mount so I had a short drive to get there for first light. As the sun was rising, back over my left shoulder, I had to wait a while for it to rise and flood the Mount with golden light. I was hoping for more cloud to hightlight the colours of sunrise but nature does not obey the wants of a Landscape Photographer!
As the sun rose I had to walk back along the causeway as the sea was coming in fairly quickly. I wanted to capture this in the image - the sea steadily covering the causeway until the only way to reach the mount is by regular boat trips.
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikkor 12-24 f4 DX @ 16mm
Exposure: 1/6th Second @ f16, ISO 100
Filters: Lee ND Grad
St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall