I'd been invited by a new client to photograph the world famous Mont St Michel for a commercial photography project featuring in particular the high tides surrounding the mount. Therefore I'd researched the tide tables, the sunrise and sunset times and of course the weather forecast. I was very lucky on one Sunday morning/ My alarm clock went off at 6am and I prepared my flask of tea (well yes, I'm British), grabbed my photography back-pack and left home in the dark.
When I arrived it was still dark and I walked from the car-park to the begininning of the brand new bridge. At the moment of sunrise there were britlliant colours as the sun shone on the Mont but the tide hadn't yet arrived. The sea was wonderfully calm and this allowed me to capture the reflection in the water that was acting like a mirror.
Throught the progression of the photos you can see the tide arriving and also the arrival of lots of visitors who'd come to see the end of the bridge cut off by the high tide and the Mont become an island for a short while. apart from the very last photos I chose to stay further away to appreciate the view and capture the mount surrounded by water, as well as the magnificent new bridge that now curves up to it.