Song of Audhn

by morpheus71

‘Song of Audhn’

The Vikings named me Audhn – ‘of a bleak place on the moor’.
For long I have tumbled from that hill, towards a far-flung shore.

Over ledges, falls, through gorge and vale my evolving song is heard,
Roar & babble, gurgle & gush join the chorus of the bird.

In Spring I feed the verdant woods, the reeds, the ferns and all,
In Summer I meander past the Rowan trees and each hushed waterfall.

Then the cloak of opulence wreathes Oak in golden gown,
'Til icicles and hoar-frost will bring forth my Winter crown.

Eventually, I move as one - on to the distant sea,
As rains upon majestic moors will feed and nourish me.

(By Phil Hemsley)

The swift waters of the Aune, tumbling over the bedrock shelves of Dartmoor, late on an autumn afternoon. The woods are Black Brake.

Technical info:

Pentax K-x
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens
Cromatek Circular Polarizer
Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head

* A panoramic stitch of three overlapping frames – stitched by using Microsoft Research’s Image Composite Editor

Aperture = f/10
Exposure duration = 0.7 seconds
Focal length = 38mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Matrix metering
Uploaded15/11/2013 - 00:37
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed7/10
Focal Length38mm

Posted 15/11/2013 - 06:49 Link
What a great picture. I love the way the trees hang over the river.
Also your Technical data are appreciated.

Regards, Horst
Posted 15/11/2013 - 10:16 Link
Posted 15/11/2013 - 11:16 Link
I love thes kind picture (Great shot)
Posted 15/11/2013 - 15:21 Link
Beautiful yet strong
Posted 16/11/2013 - 00:43 Link
Thank you all for your very encouraging comments I am very fond of this river indeed, I feel very fortunate indeed to live just a 6 miles from this part of it.

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