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Steeped in legend and mystery | by Richard Leighton
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Steeped in legend and mystery

Rising dramatically from the ocean, Tintagel Island faces the full force of the Atlantic.


Steeped in legend and mystery, and suggested by many as the place of Arthur's legendary castle of Camelot, this historic site also includes Merlin's Cave - that at a length of 100 metres, passes completely through the island.


I originally set out to capture the milky way just over the horizon, but with the moon riding high in the sky, and with an illumination of 86%, in retrospect this was somewhat optimistic! But where one door closes, another opens! I particularly like the way the moon illuminates the ocean currents, that lead the viewer out into the Atlantic, to a boat on the horizon.

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Taken on April 7, 2017