Ephemeral Proclamation

Photo Information
“Look at light and admire its beauty. Close your eyes, and then look again: what you saw is no longer there; and what you will see later is not yet.”

Leonardo da Vinci

Magnificent transient light in the golden-hour at Sharpitor – gilding the western edge of Dartmoor.

Leedon Tor, Ingra Tor. King’s Tor, Pew Tor, Heckwood Tor and Vixen Tor can be seen in the near distance.

Cox Tor, Staple Tor, Great Mis Tor and Little Mis Tor lie 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, 0.7 and 1.5 seconds
Focal length = 18mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Spot-metering pattern
Manual focus

HDR from 4 RAW files (manual bracketing) – using Photomatix Pro 3.27

Finished in Lightroom 3.6 and Photoshop 6.0
03/02/2013 - 10:59morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed7/10
Focal Length18mm


Link Posted 03/02/2013 - 11:04
Aaah, that's my country. Beautiful light and I like the Leonardo quotation.


Link Posted 03/02/2013 - 11:09
Thanks very much Blaze This was during the end of a great day out doing a 1 to 1 workshop with the great landscape photographer Lee Pengelly - which was my prize for wining the Dartmoor National Park 'Winning Landscapes' photo competition last Autumn What a gift the light was to finish of the day!


Link Posted 03/02/2013 - 11:49
What a wonderful prize - and what a well-deserved win !


Link Posted 03/02/2013 - 15:04
Superb and best large


Link Posted 04/02/2013 - 01:17
Thanks very much for the generous comments from Blaze and Giulio
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