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“Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (French Pilot, Writer and Author of 'The Little Prince', 1900-1944)

Puddles of tansient evening sunlight on the undulating slopes of the vales Yarnacombe, Wytchcombe, Spriddlescombe and Bearcombe.

These lie in the South Hams area of Devon.

Walke woods and Yarnacombe are in the immediate hanging valley.

Windy Ridge at Ugborough sits in the middle distance and the ridges of shoulders of Harford Moor, Stall Moor & Penn Moor on the southern fringes of the Dartmoor plateau sit in the far distance

Ordnance Survey grid reference = SX 682 526

Pentax K-x
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/DAL lens (at 42.5mm)
Hoya circular polarizer

Aperture = f/8
Exposure duration = 1/60 second
ISO = 200

(Camera was hand-held / braced on gatepost)

Pseudo-HDR from 3 Split-RAW processed 16-bit TIFF files (-1.5, 0.5, +2.5 ev equivalents) using Photomatix Pro 3.26 and finished in Photoshop 6.0
10/06/2012 - 02:03morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
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Link Posted 10/06/2012 - 07:22
As usual with you Phil, great informative write-up with an appropriate literary quote. Saint-Exupery's words are so true. Gorgeous shot with lovely colours recognisable even from the thumbnail.


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Link Posted 10/06/2012 - 08:36
This image has such depth, it actually appears as though one is viewing the landscape through a window.
Best Regards, Larry.

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Link Posted 10/06/2012 - 11:15
Thanks very much to Nezih, Larry and Giulio for your encouraging thoughts and comments on this image I photographed this scene back in April and it was delightful to see the puddles of light on the fields for a few moments. This area is full of such wonderful rolling hills and interconnecting valleys and with the moor as a back drop it is an area I am never tired of gazing at
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Last Edited by morpheus71 on 10/06/2012 - 11:23


Link Posted 10/06/2012 - 12:43
Super shot!


Link Posted 10/06/2012 - 13:01
Great depth as always and superb lighting on the clouds and hillside.

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Link Posted 10/06/2012 - 13:17
Thanks so much to Andy and Davis for the encouraging comments and thoughts The quote sums up how I feel for the the landscapes in my home area especially. I like to listen to and deeply observe the landscape and do feel somehow that part of me is connected to it somehow.
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Link Posted 10/06/2012 - 14:22
Beautiful image Morpheus. Did you means Yarnscombe rather than Yarnacombe? Just wondering as my grandfather was born in Yarnscombe in Devon but I've never been there. Nice to know it's such a lovely place. Sally


Link Posted 10/06/2012 - 18:30
Gorgeous capture and even better viewed large. - mary.


Link Posted 10/06/2012 - 19:20
A very beautiful landscape picture.
Kind regards Maria


Link Posted 11/06/2012 - 20:16
Thanks ever so much for the generous comments from Mary, Maria and Sally. To answer Sally's question it is Yarnacombe not Yarnscombe (that is a long way from here. Combe or Coombe means a valley or 'hanging valley', or hollow - often wooded and with no river. hanging valley (from the same origins as the welsh word 'cwm'.
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Link Posted 13/06/2012 - 06:21
A really nice landscape shot, Phil.
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