Vale of Venford

by morpheus71

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964);
1st Prime Minister Of India

Transient light reaches the depths of the fern festooned vale of Venford Brook, on southern Dartmoor, on a rainy day in early autumn.

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

Focal length = 35 mm
Aperture = f/8
Exposure Duration = 0.7second
ISO = 200

Finished using Lightroom and Photoshop CS2
Uploaded17/09/2013 - 14:51
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed7/10
Focal Length35mm

Posted 17/09/2013 - 15:22 Link
A beautiful image Phil, with an original composition for this type of scene. I have been around the Venford Reservoir a few times on family holidays, but have not yet ventured up the little creeks and streams, but you have inspired me to do so at the next opportunity.
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Edited by McGregNi: 17/09/2013 - 15:23
Posted 17/09/2013 - 16:12 Link
Thanks very much for your considered and encouraging words McGregNi It is a beautiful stretch of water below the dam, a steep hike into the deep vale(trekking poles advised - especially in wet weather, as it's very slippy!). There is a plethora of opportunities, beyond the classic twin falls (downstream from this spot). Only had half an hour to spare there this morning and I look forward to spending more time there during the autumn.
Posted 17/09/2013 - 16:30 Link
Again beautiful
Posted 17/09/2013 - 18:00 Link
Thank you very much Giulio
Posted 17/09/2013 - 18:29 Link
Your offerings are always as inspirational as they are informative.
Best Regards, Larry.

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Posted 17/09/2013 - 18:54 Link
Bobbinalorry wrote:
Your offerings are always as inspirational as they are informative.

Thank you ever so much for your very generous comments Larry
Posted 18/09/2013 - 10:39 Link
Knew it was yours Phil when I saw the thumbnail and before I clicked it open. As always, artistic,

Posted 18/09/2013 - 13:46 Link
Your standard is very high Phil, another wonderful shot.
Posted 18/09/2013 - 15:11 Link
Fantastic picture. Nice and warm. Beautiful!

Regards, Horst
Posted 22/09/2013 - 07:33 Link
They said it all for me!

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