I was determined to get out with my camera having not done so since returning from our holiday in Scotland, so despite the absence of any real golden hour potential I went to Westward Ho! for the last of the evening light. Read More
I like this photo of the Merrivale stone row on Dartmoor in the rain. As the rain approached I had mixed emotions; cursing due to the thought of getting soaked along with my son, but also excited about the potential photo of the rain falling beyond the ancient stone row. Read More
This is a photo of the path that leads up to Great Mis Tor on Dartmoor National Park. I liked how the water was running down the path; almost like it was a river bed, and how it leads the eye up to the tor beyond. I visualised it as a moody black and white when I took it and I think it suits it. Read More
I took this panoramic photo of the Merrivale stone circle on Dartmoor after driving down to the moor on a glimmer of hope that the sky would clear for the day’s end. The sky didn’t really break but I had great fun trying to get some moody shots of the ancient stones. Read More
I took this photo of Great Staple Tor on Dartmoor a few weekends ago after making my way back from Roos Tor. I like this composition because the granite rock formation still looks dramatic against the sky but is a less common angle. I am looking forward to exploring more that Dartmoor has to offer, but I still feel that the spots that I have already visited have so much more to give.
This is a photo of the disused Foggintor Quarry on Dartmoor. I took this photo a few weeks ago and have found myself coming back to process the shots repeatedly. I think this one really suits black and white. I can’t wait to return to Dartmoor to capture my next set of images.
Foggintor was one of the 3 main quarries on the moor and provided the stones that were used to build Nelson’s Column.
One of the things all photographers like about the golden hours is the light, and with that light comes nice long shadows which can really add depth to an image. Normally I have to do my best to try to avoid my shadow appearing in my photos but on this occasion it was deliberate. Read More
I thought I would go for a slight change of direction for today’s panoramic photo of Dartmoor although Great Staple Tor is still in it! I took this photo from the Merrivale stone rows looking north. It wasn’t a shot I spent a lot of time taking if I am honest. I just liked the contrast of the snow speckled tors against the winter sky. The cloud right above Great Staple Tor is just a bonus. The tor towards the centre of the image is Roos Tor. Read More
I took this photo of a snowy Dartmoor yesterday after taking my Wheal Betsy photo. It is a long exposure photo that I really like in black and white, especially viewing it large. The water was quite calm so the long exposure only made the ripples more fluid rather than the usual cotton wool effect. Read More