Blakemore Barley


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"Over the green squares of the fields and the low curves of a wood there rose in the distance a grey, melancholy hill, with a strange jagged summit, dim and vague in the distance like some fantastic landscape in a dream..."

Arthur Conan Doyle



Transient side-light, under an approaching rain clouds, illuminates a barley field dancing in the summer evening breeze on Blakemore Hill - which lies on the outskirts of Totnes.

The undulating South Hams hills and southern Dartmoor stretch beyond including the twin peaks of Haytor Rocks.
12/07/2016 - 00:28morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/30
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length18mm

Wildwood512

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 00:40
Knew it to be yours from the get-go, Phil. Your style is tell-tale and evocative. The dots of wildflowers are joyful accents to the surreal and dramatic encroaching storm.
As always, lovely literature underscoring it all.
Cheers...Donna 😊

morpheus71

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 01:01
Thanks very much indeed for your generous and considered comments😊 It was wonderful to witness this confluence of light and land, to be immersed in this bucolic idyll gazing into the distant moorland slopes. Current time in the foreground and imagining the deep time, those moors that are remnants of a 350 million years old alpine mountain range. A smile upon my face...
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Wildwood512

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 01:38
Phil, your literary genre is intoxicaing! Matched with your images is beyond reproach! 😊
Cheers...Donna 😊

nocturnal

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 06:03
Lovely, it feels like you are in the field and the wind.
"In a photographic context I don't like the use of the word 'shot' as where I live this word refers to an extreme act of violence and not the beautiful craft of photography"

RobL

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 07:57
This could so easily have been a boring shot, but the extraordinary light, the faint track leading into the middle distance and the way you have captured the movement in the field make it special.

swarf

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 10:32
That's really well captured and makes a lovely landscape. As Donna pointed out, the splashes of colour from the wild flowers just add that element of extra foreground interest to add to the whole.

Great!

Phil
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morpheus71

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 11:02
RobL wrote:
This could so easily have been a boring shot, but the extraordinary light, the faint track leading into the middle distance and the way you have captured the movement in the field make it special.

Many thanks for your kind comments 😊 It was a considered moment, I anticipated the transient light and with hope a breath of the intermittent breeze would coincide.

"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary" ~ Aaron Rose
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Mag07

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 11:02
Fantastic light and equally fantastic capture.
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)

GIULIO57

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 12:41
Beautiful
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morpheus71

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 13:27
Wildwood512 wrote:
Phil, your literary genre is intoxicaing! Matched with your images is beyond reproach! 😊

Thanks once again, I hope such a combination works well for my landscape photography book project 😏
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 13:28
nocturnal wrote:
Lovely, it feels like you are in the field and the wind.

Many thanks, its wonderful to hear that you find the photo to be immersive 😏
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 13:30
swarf wrote:
That's really well captured and makes a lovely landscape. As Donna pointed out, the splashes of colour from the wild flowers just add that element of extra foreground interest to add to the whole.

Great!

Phil

Thanks very much for your kind words, those wildflower elements were a real gift😊
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 13:31
Mag07 wrote:
Fantastic light and equally fantastic capture.

It felt worth waiting for the anticipated lighting. Many thanks for your encouraging and enthusiastic comments 😊
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morpheus71

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 13:32
GIULIO57 wrote:
Beautiful

Many thanks Giulio 😊 It was a wonderful moment to see the theatre of light and land 😊
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bjolester

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 19:37
Wonderful capture.
Bjørn

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 19:37
Very nice Phil... lovely summery feel to this...

Best
Bill

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morpheus71

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 21:58
bjolester wrote:
Wonderful capture.

Thank you very much for your generous comments 😊
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 12/07/2016 - 22:00
thingsthatihaveseen wrote:
Very nice Phil... lovely summery feel to this...

Best

Many thanks for your generous comments Bill😊 Had a huge smile on my face making that photograph!
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

Teaka53

Link Posted 14/07/2016 - 15:36
I think it all been said. Stunning image and light. I am standing right there right now,
Malc

pauljay

Link Posted 15/07/2016 - 23:19
Think you caught the best light of the day there Phil!
Paul.

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morpheus71

Link Posted 16/07/2016 - 01:16
Teaka53 wrote:
I think it all been said. Stunning image and light. I am standing right there right now,

Many thanks for your generous comments Malcolm 😊 It's great to that the photo has an immersive effect 😊
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 16/07/2016 - 01:25
pauljay wrote:
Think you caught the best light of the day there Phil!

Thanks very much Paul 😊 I had a hunch that the light might become interesting, but was more delightful than I thought it might be 😊
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/
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