Holwell Tor

Holwell Tor

Photo Information
Holwell Tor and it's lone windswept hawthorn tree, catching the sun during the late afternoon of a day in early Spring.

Dartmoor National Park, Devon.
10/04/2015 - 22:03morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1389/125000
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length18mm

drobbia

Link Posted 10/04/2015 - 22:13
Intriguing and inspiring, I'll never tire of your palette as it recedes and grows - top shelf - t
"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau
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morpheus71

Link Posted 11/04/2015 - 00:27
drobbia wrote:
Intriguing and inspiring, I'll never tire of your palette as it recedes and grows - top shelf - t

Thanks very much indeed for your encouraging comments Drobbia, in this moment I was reminded of a photograph that Joe Cornish made at Southerscales, of a lone hawthorn tree on a limestone pavement in similar lighting. His was made during the filming of his brilliant With Landscape in Mind DVD, in which he remarked on the modelling that the light from the left made on the rightward facing windswept form of the tree in his picture, how it "accentuated the muscular form of the tree". Why not take heed of advice from a master photographer, I thought. When the whispy altostatus clouds drifted into the stage set, complete with it's subtle arc echoing the windswept outline of the upper branches, I smiled and pressed the shutter... this is my moment, I thought.
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Last Edited by morpheus71 on 11/04/2015 - 00:31

davidwozhere

Link Posted 11/04/2015 - 01:32
Almost all of the pictures you bring back from Dartmoor are lovely. I envy how fit you must be to clamber about up there so often.
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morpheus71

Link Posted 11/04/2015 - 09:30
davidwozhere wrote:
Almost all of the pictures you bring back from Dartmoor are lovely. I envy how fit you must be to clamber about up there so often.

Thanks very much 😊 I do feel very lucky to live close to the edge of these moors and to have frequent opportunities to spend time in them. For me, each visit is an opportunity to wander into to a place steeped in myriad textures, form and hues... formed by tectonic collisions and plutonic uplift. Ancient alpine mountains worn away by glacial & periglacial weathering and erosion to leave the rugged tors amongst the zwealing hills. A landscape changed by the vast reduction of trees by humans and animals in the last ten millenia, that created the boglands and heath. Each journey into the moors is a chance to experience this rich geological, biological and human history using all one's senses. Reverence and revelations, one could can not claim to know everything about the moors in a whole lifetime, but for me each journey is a chance to feel a connection to it all.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 11/04/2015 - 09:47

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Teaka53

Link Posted 12/04/2015 - 16:16
The scene is stunning in its self, the composition, depth, colours and textures. Then you have to admire the tree, to find that one place among the rocks to settle and germinate and then to grow with the prevailing winds
Malc

morpheus71

Link Posted 12/04/2015 - 17:32

morpheus71

Link Posted 12/04/2015 - 17:35
Teaka53 wrote:
The scene is stunning in its self, the composition, depth, colours and textures. Then you have to admire the tree, to find that one place among the rocks to settle and germinate and then to grow with the prevailing winds

Many thanks indeed Malc, a delightful setting indeed for this tenacious hawthorn tree. The determination of nature to thrive in testing conditions is truly admirable. 😎
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