Mud Maid, lost gardens of Heligan by Mark Baldwyn

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The Mud Maid is a sculpture set in the woodland walk at the lost gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey, Cornwall, England.

Made up from part of a fallen tree, some soil, plants and sculpture, she lies on the outer edge of a set of gardens that surround a large country house. The gardens had become derelict and lost for over half a century but are now being restored. This mystical figure is one of the new additions.

Shot with a Nikon D5100 camera set at f8, 1/100 sec, iso 400, with a 18-200mm Nikkor lens at 27mm focal length.

A RAW image processed in Photoshop CS6.

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  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    oh wow .. awesome .. what a great find and a fabulous capture

  • Thank you, she has a special quality you don’t often find with sculpture.

    – Mark Baldwyn

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    Superb capture..well done Mark.

  • Fantastic, thank you.

    – Mark Baldwyn

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 1 year ago

    wow, this makes an amazing photo! Well captured and composed – so congrats on well deserved feature!
    I think she wasn’t there when I visited the gardens a few years ago ;(

  • I really apreciate your comments, thanks.

    – Mark Baldwyn

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on Feb 13 2013 for the Magic and Mystery Challenge!

  • rosaliemcm
    rosaliemcmover 1 year ago

    Wonderful find! This is the type of thing I love to (and wish to) come across while on the “photographic” hunt!!
    Beautifully captured, too!!

  • Your too kind, thank you.

    – Mark Baldwyn

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