Stormlight falling on Honeybag Tor and Chinkwell Tor

Stormlight falling on Honeybag Tor and Chinkwell Tor

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Late golden-hour stormlight gilding the steep rugged slopes of Honeybag Tor and Chinkwell Tor, beyond the shadowed flank of Hamel Down.

A moment of natural chiaroscuro lighting and the juxtaposition of the manicured hill-farmers' fields on the lower slopes of Hamel Down, with the sunlit rugged plutonic moorland beyond.

Layers of deep -time - stretching from the volcanic upsurge of the Cornubian batholith 280 million years ago, to the clearances of the vast ancient woodland and the creation of enclosures in the last 5000 years, right through to the here and now. A landscape created by the heat of the earth long ago and shaped by the weather and humans slowly ever since.
05/03/2017 - 21:46morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/250
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length200mm

Fishbones

Link Posted 05/03/2017 - 22:54
Fantastic shot showing the rawness of the landscape. great image and a good effort on your part in the capture.
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morpheus71

Link Posted 05/03/2017 - 23:35
Fishbones wrote:
Fantastic shot showing the rawness of the landscape. great image and a good effort on your part in the capture.

Thanks very much for your enthusiastic and generous comments about this photograph 😊 It was a delightful moment of transient stormlight to witness! The three stop ND graduated filter helped deal with the big dynamic range of the scene, the camera was hand held due to the risk of missing the moment while setting up the tripod. Within a minute the moment was gone and the storm clouds filled the valley with shade.
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 06/03/2017 - 00:19
Lovely result and an almost poetic description
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 06/03/2017 - 05:46
Nice
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morpheus71

Link Posted 06/03/2017 - 08:31
davidwozhere wrote:
Lovely result and an almost poetic description

Thanks very much David 😊 There was something about the aspects of the slopes on front that made me feel I might be looking at the land the way a bird may see, gliding over the landscape. I often think to fly in a base-jump wingsuit with a helmet camera would be an amazing experience in such places 😊
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morpheus71

Link Posted 06/03/2017 - 08:34

Stu-D

Link Posted 07/03/2017 - 22:01
Phil,

That's nice, really nice.

I am sure there is a saying along the lines of "the best tripod is that one that you have with you". The other day mine was my knee, having left the tripod in the boot of the car because I didn't think I would be taking any photos...and then a fantastic sunset happened! In your case it was your steady hands and ISO400....and it worked well....a good decision as I am sure you would have been gutted to have missed it!

Stuart
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morpheus71

Link Posted 07/03/2017 - 22:27
Stu-D wrote:
Phil,

That's nice, really nice.

I am sure there is a saying along the lines of "the best tripod is that one that you have with you". The other day mine was my knee, having left the tripod in the boot of the car because I didn't think I would be taking any photos...and then a fantastic sunset happened! In your case it was your steady hands and ISO400....and it worked well....a good decision as I am sure you would have been gutted to have missed it!

Stuart

Many thanks for your generous comments Stuart 😊 You have well described my decision making on not using the tripod

This would have been harsh to have missed by following idealistic tripod faffing about. There's a bit of faint noise in the sky, but hopefully enough integrity in the elements of the photograph to make the noise noticeable only with very close scrutiny
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