by morpheus71

“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure
is the most perfect refreshment.”

(Jane Austen )

Deep in a wooded coombe on southern Dartmoor, are the graceful twin cascades of Venford Falls.

The Venford Brook runs from here down a steep hanging-valley into the River Dart.

Pentax K-X
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens
Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head
Cromatek circular polarizer

Aperture = f/8
Exposure durations = 2 seconds
Focal length = 28mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Spot-metering pattern
Manual focus

*Panoramic stitch of two frames in ‘portrait format’ – using Microsoft Research’s Image Composite Editor
Finished in Lightroom 3.6 and Photoshop CS2
Uploaded08/07/2013 - 10:23
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter SpeedN/A
Focal LengthN/A

Posted 08/07/2013 - 11:03 Link
I think doing a stitch of images with running water must be tricky, so congrats. It's a lovely tranquil shot.
Posted 08/07/2013 - 11:17 Link
Posted 08/07/2013 - 12:47 Link
I can almost hear the noise of those cascades. I particularly like the splashing effect on the front one, and the hair-like water falling more slowly on the right of the cascade.
Lighting fabulous, as always.
Posted 08/07/2013 - 14:26 Link
Thanks very much to Will, Giulio and Blaze for the very encouraging comments

I have written a blog post about how to find this place, if any of you are visiting this area in the future... plus some thoughts on the anthropomorhic rocks between the falls here

Please feel free to add any thoughts/ questions to the blog, as always
Edited by morpheus71: 08/07/2013 - 14:27
Posted 08/07/2013 - 15:00 Link
Wonderful! Fantastic clean sort of shot...
Posted 08/07/2013 - 16:38 Link
A wonderful atmosphere and a most beautiful place, you've captured magic!
Posted 08/07/2013 - 18:43 Link
You have captured these falls beautifully!
Posted 08/07/2013 - 23:21 Link
That one is a stunner Phil, all credit to you for producing such a fine shot, particularly as it's a stitched image.


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Posted 08/07/2013 - 23:47 Link
Thanks ever so much for the encouraging and considered comments from Leep, Maria, Andy and David

To include only the elements I have done in this with the lens I used, it needed two frames. There was quite a bit of overlap between the frames, which helped reduce parallax issues and the flow of the falls was very consistent

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