The Green Man

The Green Man

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The Green Man’s a traveller, a reveller, unraveller
Of dreams and of fancies, from first to the last.
Older than all men, living in all things
Son, father and sage,
Long live the Green Man!

First light of first morning saw the Green Man there waiting
He saw the creation and joined in the dance

All creatures grew ’round him, he grew with them singing
The first song of all, sing of the Green Man

Quietly watching and waiting and learning
The storms are his fury, the lightning his laugh

The first leaf of spring, his beauty and glory
His stillness his power, in the trees is his path.

There are fewer trees now, but the man is not sleeping
‘Though our ruin brings sorrow to time’s oldest heart
In our souls we may find him and remember his wisdom
And rekindle the flame; once again make a start.


(by John Thompson)



The twin cascades of Venford Brook pass by anthropomorphic rocks, late on an autumn afternoon in Dartmoor National Park.



Technical info:

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

Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head

Cromatek circular polarizer

Aperture = f/8
Exposure durations = 1.5 seconds
Focal length = 18mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Matrix-metering pattern


Finished in Lightroom 3.6 and Photoshop CS2
10/11/2013 - 03:36morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1.5 sec
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length18mm

GIULIO57

Link Posted 10/11/2013 - 07:41
Water is your fav subject!!
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Blaze

Link Posted 10/11/2013 - 08:21
Great shot - I can almost hear the cascade of water ....

morpheus71

Link Posted 10/11/2013 - 11:46
GIULIO57 wrote:
Water is your fav subject!!

Cheers Giulio Water, trees and rocks really fascinate me, if I could afford to build a home for my family looking down on a whitewater river, running through ancient woodlands, then I would feel like a king
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Mac

Link Posted 10/11/2013 - 12:14
Really like both parts of your art.
Mac from Montreal

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morpheus71

Link Posted 10/11/2013 - 12:17
Blaze wrote:
Great shot - I can almost hear the cascade of water ....

Thank you so much for your encouraging words Blaze
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autumnlight

Link Posted 10/11/2013 - 13:12
Stunning shot Phil, your pictures are such pleasing and poetic images.
Kind regards Maria

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 12/11/2013 - 23:33
I really like this one... Particularly the twin falls, and the circular nature of the composition... Very satisfying for the eye...

Best
Bill

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morpheus71

Link Posted 13/11/2013 - 00:38
autumnlight wrote:
Stunning shot Phil, your pictures are such pleasing and poetic images.

Thank you so much for your munificent comments Maria Glad you enjoy looking at them
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morpheus71

Link Posted 13/11/2013 - 00:40
[quote:3496ace15f="thingsthatihaveseen"]I really like this one... Particularly the twin falls, and the circular nature of the composition... Very satisfying for the eye...

Thanks ever so much for your considered and very encouraging comments Bill Glad to hear you enjoyed looking at it. It is a most magnificent location, hidden deep in this ancient wooded combe
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pauljay

Link Posted 22/11/2013 - 15:05
That's a long exposure for you Phil, but it's still a lovely shot!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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morpheus71

Link Posted 22/11/2013 - 16:06
Thanks very much Paul - the deep shade at this spot, the overcast sky, solar path (autumn) and late hour of the daylight gave me no chance for a shorter exposure for this effect (whilst using a polarizer) - without cranking up the ISO, which I am not really fond of doing! Depending on river flow rate and POV up to 1.5 secs can work to get silkyness with some detail in the flow of the water... by 2 seconds it starts to lose any detail it seems.
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