Solaris

by morpheus71

"We lose a great deal when we lose the sense and feeling for the sun. When all has been said, the adventure of the sun is the great natural drama by which we live, and not to have joy in it and awe of it, not to share in it, is to close a dull door on nature's sustaining and poetic spirit."

Henry Beston

Golden hour transient light grazing the slopes below the summit of Sharpitor side-lit by light grazing through an approaching storm front moving across the western edge of Dartmoor National Park.

Leather Tor lies immediately beyond to the left. Peek Hill is to the right

Burrator Reservoir is in the valley below, with Yellowmead Down, Sheeps Tor, Ringmore Down, Lynch Common, Wigford Down

The Jennycliff end of Plymouth Sound is visible beyond the reservoir in the far distance.


Technical info:

Pentax K-X
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens

Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head

Cromatek circular polarizer

Aperture = f/22
Exposure durations = 0.16, 0.3, 1 and 1.5 seconds
Focal length = 18mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Spot-metering pattern
Manual focus

Panorama created from 2 High Dynamic Range (HDR) images stitched using Photoshop CS2s Photomerge

Each HDR section was created from 4 RAW exposures (manual bracketing) using Photomatix Pro 3.27

Finished in Lightroom 3.6 and Photoshop CS2
Uploaded04/02/2013 - 01:16
CategoryLandscape / Travel
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morpheus71
Posted 04/02/2013 - 01:16 Link
Best viewed large
GIULIO57
Posted 04/02/2013 - 07:18 Link
I prefer this version rather than previous one.
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Horst
Posted 04/02/2013 - 07:47 Link
Very nice colours and a good description.
Thank you

Regards, Horst
Blaze
Posted 04/02/2013 - 08:14 Link
Aaah, that is one of my favourite spots and what a wonderful atmospheric shot. Nice sunlight on the rocks.
morpheus71
Posted 05/02/2013 - 02:13 Link
Thanks very much for the generous comments
sandinista
Posted 16/03/2013 - 11:49 Link
Missed this Phil, excellent work of your usual high standard
Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort. T.S Eliot

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morpheus71
Posted 18/03/2013 - 10:33 Link
Thanks very much for your generous comment Jim

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