Silent voice of the wilderness

Silent voice of the wilderness

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“... there's a silent voice in the wilderness that we hear only when no one else is around. When you go far, far beyond, out across the netherlands of the Known, the din of human static slowly fades away, over and out.”

(Rob Schultheis)

Autumn leaves decorate slopes below the ancient native oaks & beeches of Dendle's Wood on Dartmoor. The nameless brook runs down the steep slopes of Stalldown Barrow, finally joining the River Yealm gorge.

*The site has restricted access by means of a permit

Pentax K-x
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens
Cromatek Circular Polarizer
Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head

Altitude = 240m A.S.L.
Weather conditions: overcast with faint diffused transient sunlight


stitch of two photographs in 'portrait format'

Aperture = f/8
Exposure duration = 1 second
Focal length = 23mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Spot metering

Finished using Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS2

Stitched '5:4 format' image created using Microsoft Research's Image Composite Editor
17/10/2013 - 21:49morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1 sec
ApertureN/A
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length23mm

Blaze

Link Posted 17/10/2013 - 22:56
Another beautiful Dartmoor image. I like the tumbling water and the gorgeous green of the moss - and the fallen leaves of autumn ...

GIULIO57

Link Posted 18/10/2013 - 06:49

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morpheus71

Link Posted 18/10/2013 - 14:34
Many Thanks to Blaze for your encouraging comments and to Giulio for the smileys

I have made a short film of the trip .... the first couple of minutes are however a bit noisy due to being some distance from the video camera and the rumbling hiss of the whitewater river
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

Blaze

Link Posted 19/10/2013 - 10:48
Very interesting film, Phil and what a stunning place. Wonderful colours and textures, water, wood, leaves - a photographer's dream.
I thought the camera bag system looked good and well thought out. It's nice to be able to add or take away components as required.

autumnlight

Link Posted 20/10/2013 - 23:02

morpheus71

Link Posted 21/10/2013 - 09:59
Blaze wrote:
Very interesting film, Phil and what a stunning place. Wonderful colours and textures, water, wood, leaves - a photographer's dream.
I thought the camera bag system looked good and well thought out. It's nice to be able to add or take away components as required.

Thank you very much for your encouraging and considered feedback on the film Blaze, it is very much appreciated. It is indeed a landscape and nature photographers’ dream. On the three visits I have made to these woods since I got my permit, I have explored just a tiny part of its 124 acres, there is so much to gaze at with wonder – rare wildflowers; fungi; rare mosses and lichens; tumbling waterfalls; narrow gorges; ancient trees; bluebells in the spring...

There is something to be said for wandering these woods alone (due to the infrequent visits of the environmental curators it is easily acheiveable) to relish the atmosphere of this ancient woodland – something I reflected upon in my earlier blog post ‘Waldeinsamkeit’ (the delightful German word for ‘being alone in the woods’)
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/
Last Edited by morpheus71 on 21/10/2013 - 10:00

morpheus71

Link Posted 21/10/2013 - 10:17
autumnlight wrote:
Ooh that is so beautiful!

Thank you very much Maria -it is a truly magical place
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

pauljay

Link Posted 02/11/2013 - 11:16
Another classic!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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yankee44
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