Beyond the Brink

Beyond the Brink

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“Upon the brink of the wild stream
He stood, and dreamt a mighty dream.”


(Alexander Pushkin )



The plunging waters of the side channel of the twin falls of the Upper Colly Brook, on an autumn afternoon. The Colly Brook runs through a steep combe on the western side of Dartmoor National Park below Smeardon Down. The brook eventually joins the River Tavy in the lower valley to the west.

Coombe or Combe, an elevated or hanging valley, is a common place name in the south of England, which derives from the Welsh 'cwm' and Saxon 'cumb'.


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Ordnance Survey Grid Reference – SX522 776
Altitude = 250m A.S.L.
Weather conditions: overcast with faint diffused transient sunlight & occasional drizzle. Cloud base at 300 – 350m

Pentax K-x

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

*A vertorama stitch of two vertically overlapping frames (in ‘portrait format’) – stitched by using Microsoft Research’s Image Composite Editor

Aperture = f/13
Exposure duration = 0.7 seconds
Focal length = 24mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Spot metering
04/10/2013 - 00:49morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
BodyK-x
Shutter Speed7/10
Aperturef/13
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length24mm

GIULIO57

Link Posted 04/10/2013 - 06:22

PPG

Blaze

Link Posted 04/10/2013 - 10:38
"Plunging waters" is such a good description ! Lovely shot !

Teaka53

Link Posted 04/10/2013 - 10:56
Like it
Malc

morpheus71

Link Posted 04/10/2013 - 13:35
Thanks very much for the encouraging comments from Giulio, Malc and Blaze
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autumnlight

Link Posted 04/10/2013 - 23:03
I must try long exposure, it gives such a magical look, wonderful shot as always.
Kind regards Maria

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morpheus71

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 00:46
Thanks very much Maria - for fast water try 0.7 seconds to maybe 1.5 to retain some detail. If the river is flowing slowly then several seconds may still leave flow pattern detail within the blurring of the water.
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

autumnlight

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 13:22
morpheus71 wrote:
Thanks very much Maria - for fast water try 0.7 seconds to maybe 1.5 to retain some detail. If the river is flowing slowly then several seconds may still leave flow pattern detail within the blurring of the water.

Thank you Phil for that info. very kind of you.
Kind regards Maria

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