Sylvan Sentinels

by morpheus71

"Unto this wood I came as to a nest; Dreaming that sylvan peace offered the harrowed ease— Nature a soft release from men's unrest."

[Thomas Hardy (British Novelist and Poet) 1840-1928]

A brigade of birches below Leigh Tor, late on an autumn day. The tor lies on the edge of the Dart valley near Newbridge.

Ordnance Survey grid ref: SX 712 714
Altitude: 140m a.s.l

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/13
Exposure duration = 3 seconds
Focal length = 55 mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Matrix metering
Uploaded18/11/2013 - 01:58
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter SpeedN/A
Focal LengthN/A

Posted 18/11/2013 - 10:58 Link
Intruguing playing with wood.
Posted 18/11/2013 - 15:44 Link
GIULIO57 wrote:
Intruguing playing with wood.

Thanks very much Giulio I enjoyed the vertical punctuations that both the form and the silvery whites of the birches made - against the backdrop of variant autumnal hues and textures across the valley from this point. Look forward to seeing this as a large Giclee print at some point in the future
Posted 18/11/2013 - 16:13 Link
Again, I'd wish to paint like this.
Mac from Montreal

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Posted 22/11/2013 - 16:09 Link
Mac wrote:
Again, I'd wish to paint like this.

Thanks ever so much Mac - I really enjoyed my two trips to these birch woods this autumn, one of my favourite species of tree. Would love to go and see the ones in Norway and their Aspen relatives along the Merced River in Yosemite one day

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