The Raddon Hills

The Raddon Hills

Photo Information
Afternoon transient light around the graceful Raddon Hills, in mid-Devon. These are a long ridge of high ground running east to west, with a summit at 235m that looks south over the Creedy vale to Exeter.

The ridge summit is comprised of Cadbury Breccia - from the Permian era. The Permian geologic period extends from 298.9 to 252.17 million years ago. The land here was desert all those aeons ago, a far cry from this current green and pleasant bucolic idyll.
30/04/2016 - 20:39morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/60
Aperturef/9.5
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length24.38mm

Mag07

Link Posted 30/04/2016 - 20:57
Love it.
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)

Wildwood512

Link Posted 01/05/2016 - 00:14
Nice history...fantastic photo!
Cheers...Donna 😊

morpheus71

Link Posted 01/05/2016 - 00:23
Mag07 wrote:
Love it.

Thanks very much 😊 I think those distant hills are delightful and it was just lovely to see the theatre of light and shade ever changing😏 Hope to get the chance to walk the footpath to Raddon Top summit one day.
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 01/05/2016 - 00:27
Wildwood512 wrote:
Nice history...fantastic photo!

Thanks very much Donna 😊 I was enchanted by this valley, the elegant form of the Raddon Ridge and the interplay of light. A quintessential English 'green & pleasant lans'😊
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

GIULIO57

Link Posted 01/05/2016 - 07:32
I do prefer this current "green"!!!
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autumnlight

Link Posted 01/05/2016 - 17:31
Hard to believe it was ever desert , thank goodness it isn't now, a wonderful shot and landscape, thank you for the info
Kind regards Maria

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davidstorm

Link Posted 01/05/2016 - 19:31
Sublime, gentle image, very natural colouring and very beautiful.

Regards
David
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morpheus71

Link Posted 02/05/2016 - 12:26
GIULIO57 wrote:
I do prefer this current "green"!!!

Thanks Giulio 😊 It's a charming bucolic region of Devon for sure. I do hope to return to the area to explore more of the tracks, green lanes and vistas
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 02/05/2016 - 12:29
autumnlight wrote:
Hard to believe it was ever desert , thank goodness it isn't now, a wonderful shot and landscape, thank you for the info

Many thanks Maria 😊 The landscape of Devon is so varied and it was lovely to see this part in interesting theatrical lighting. It's cast a spell on me for sure to want to go back and walk up to the top of that ridge of hills.
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 02/05/2016 - 12:36
davidstorm wrote:
Sublime, gentle image, very natural colouring and very beautiful.

Regards
David

Many thanks for your generous comments David😊 It's like turning the pages of an illustrated storybook set in halcyon days of an English rural idyll of the last century, as one crosses this region. Characterful farmsteads, undulating ripples of hills and vales, patchworks of variant crops, coppices of woodland...
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

Francisbd

Link Posted 02/05/2016 - 17:20
Beautiful scenery , nice photo
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morpheus71

Link Posted 02/05/2016 - 20:19
Francisbd wrote:
Beautiful scenery , nice photo

Many thanks Francis 😊
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

pauljay

Link Posted 17/05/2016 - 07:09
It's such a simple scene, enhanced by the perfect light! You're getting good at this Phil!
Paul.

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morpheus71

Link Posted 17/05/2016 - 08:16
pauljay wrote:
It's such a simple scene, enhanced by the perfect light! You're getting good at this Phil!

Many thanks Paul 😊 It was delightful to watch the light and shadows interplay between the hills and hollows of this landscape 😊
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/
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