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Monday, 2 May 2011

The Mount

St Michael's Mount is one of the most iconic landmarks of Cornwall.  We visited it last year and it really is an amazing place.  The island is connected to the mainland by a causeway at low tide but once the tide comes in, it becomes an island again and is accessible only by boat or amphibious vehicle.  

On my recent visit to Cornwall, I was rummaging around some old curiosity shops when I came across some old cigarette cards with images of Cornwall from days gone by.  One of them was of The Mount which inspired to get scrap my photos of it.

I converted the smaller images to black and white and gave them a slight blue tint and then I boosted and tinted out the main image to contrast it.  I used Dylusions inks and a mask to create the bottom area of the page.  The title was printed from old printer's blocks which I also sourced during trip to Cornwall.  A couple of shells from the beach and a starfish complete the page. 


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