Verve

Verve

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"The sun stands still for no one, constantly changing shadows, lighting and the general atmosphere... You have little time to meditate and contemplate your subject... you must quickly decide your course of action, and with verve and emotion, capture the essence of your subject."

Sidney Hermel

Golden hour evening sunlight, in early spring, bathes the hills above Merrivale and Walkhampton Common below. Snow dusts some of the higher ground in the distance.

Leedon Tor, Ingra Tor. King’s Tor, Pew Tor, Heckwood Tor and Vixen Tor can be seen in the near distance.

Cox Tor, Staple Tor, Great Mis Tor and Little Mis Tor lie in the far distance.

Location: lower slopes of Sharpitor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon.
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference = SX 556 708



Pentax K-x
Pentax18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens
Hoya circular polarizer
(hand-held)
ISO-200
f/8
(1/45 second)
Spot metering

Psuedo-HDR created from ‘split-RAW’ processing to produce -1.66, 0, +1.66ev equivalents as 16-bit TIFFs, then processed in Photomatix Pro 3.

Finished using Lightroom and Photoshop
12/03/2013 - 14:09morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/45
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length18mm

autumnlight

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 14:48
A beautiful image as always, wonderful stones in the foreground and added warmth from the golden light.
Kind regards Maria

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Blaze

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 16:11
Wonderful warm shot of a beautiful area.

focus

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 16:25
Beautiful, inviting landscape capture. - mary.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 17:23
I like this soft golden atmosphere
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puma

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 17:39
Beautiful shot and i love your Photo Information
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Stridey

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 17:58
Amazing shot. It's so sharp and detailed - very impressive.
An excellent advert for the 18-55 kit lens.

Regards
Nigel
Best regards
Nigel

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morpheus71

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 20:08
Thank you very much for the generous comments from Maria, Blaze, Mary, Giulio, Puma and Stridey - the 18-55 kit lens is a fantastic piece of engineering

I could see the opportunity for the light as I drove up to the moors and having made this photograph (I could see the clouds bundling together out west) hand-held I did quickly set up the tripod to try another exposure, but despite the foreground being still lit, the mid and distant ground had lost their golden tinges - such is the rapidity at times of transient light and how glad i was that the first exposure was a keeper!
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davidstorm

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 22:13
Subtle and beautiful.

Regards
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alfpics

Link Posted 12/03/2013 - 22:36
Another wonderful landscape - so well captured
Andy
Andy

mohammad

Link Posted 13/03/2013 - 04:30
Marvellous shot.
Regards

morpheus71

Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 12:45
Thanks very much for the generous comments by David, Andy and Mohammad Felt very lucky to be there in such grand and fleeting light..despite the -11 degrees windchill and 50mph winds!
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sandinista

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 11:48
I must agree with all comments above Phil, congrats
Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort. T.S Eliot

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morpheus71

Link Posted 18/03/2013 - 10:35
Thanks very much Jim The light was certainly worth photographing in such bitterly cold and windy conditions!
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morpheus71

Link Posted 03/04/2013 - 11:27
Just found out that this image won the prestigious Bangwallop Gallery's (Salcombe) Photo of the Month competition for March 2013 Yey! Really pleased to hear that
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Last Edited by morpheus71 on 03/04/2013 - 11:56

sandinista

Link Posted 03/04/2013 - 16:30
Hearty congratulations Phil, well done
Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort. T.S Eliot

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morpheus71

Link Posted 03/04/2013 - 16:35
Thanks very much Jim The 50mph winds and -11 degree wind-chill were rewarded for sure

The prize is a hefty voucher towards one of the gallery's photography courses, very generous of them and I shallvery much look forward to doing a course with them soon
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