Exhalted is the Occident

Exhalted is the Occident

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“Cold air rises from the ground as the sun goes down.  The eye-burning clarity of the light intensifies. The southern rim of the sky glows to a deeper blue, to pale violet, to purple, then thins to grey.  Slowly the wind falls, and the still air begins to freeze.  The solid eastern ridge is black; it has a bloom on it like the dust on the skin of a grape.  The west flares briefly.  The long, cold amber of the afterglow casts clear black lunar shadows.  There is an animal mystery in the light that sets upon the fields like a frozen muscle that will flex and wake at sunrise.”

J.A. Baker - from 'The Peregrine'




Afterglow light dancing above the southern flanks of Dartmoor National Park - whilst gazing out from the barley-field footpath on the top Blakemore Hill ridge, Totnes. The vast space up on that hillside, the beckoning high moorland to which the eye is led by the track and the high clouds holding resplendent hues, the soft susurrus of the breeze. What joy such moments bring to a wandering photographer.
16/04/2017 - 22:50morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed4 sec
Aperturef/16
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length18mm

GIULIO57

Link Posted 17/04/2017 - 06:59
Great colours
PPG

morpheus71

Link Posted 17/04/2017 - 09:20
GIULIO57 wrote:
Great colours

Many thanks Giulio 😊 Wish I could have had an opportunity to do time-lapse of the changing hues 😊
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davidtrout

Link Posted 17/04/2017 - 11:12
Exquisite. And, as always Phil, well chosen words to accompany the image.
David
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morpheus71

Link Posted 17/04/2017 - 17:55
davidtrout wrote:
Exquisite. And, as always Phil, well chosen words to accompany the image.
David

Thanks very much for your kind words and enthusiasm David 😊 Much appreciated
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

Mag07

Link Posted 17/04/2017 - 19:00
Oh yes. Very, very nice!
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)

morpheus71

Link Posted 17/04/2017 - 22:44
Mag07 wrote:
Oh yes. Very, very nice!

Many thanks Magdalena
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pauljay

Link Posted 18/04/2017 - 07:21
As I say so often - so simple, so nice!
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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morpheus71

Link Posted 18/04/2017 - 08:28
pauljay wrote:
As I say so often - so simple, so nice!

Many thanks for your kind words Paul 😊 I really enjoy the vast sense of space up there and a feeling of dissolving into the landscape
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/
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