The Raddon Hills

by morpheus71

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.
Uploaded30/04/2016 - 20:39
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/60
Aperturef/9.5
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length24.38mm

Mag07
Posted 30/04/2016 - 20:57 Link
Love it.
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)
Wildwood512
Posted 01/05/2016 - 00:14 Link
Nice history...fantastic photo!
Cheers...Donna 😊
morpheus71
Posted 01/05/2016 - 00:23 Link
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.
morpheus71
Posted 01/05/2016 - 00:27 Link
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'😊
GIULIO57
Posted 01/05/2016 - 07:32 Link
I do prefer this current "green"!!!
PPG
autumnlight
Posted 01/05/2016 - 17:31 Link
Hard to believe it was ever desert , thank goodness it isn't now, a wonderful shot and landscape, thank you for the info
davidstorm
Posted 01/05/2016 - 19:31 Link
Sublime, gentle image, very natural colouring and very beautiful.

Regards
David
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morpheus71
Posted 02/05/2016 - 12:26 Link
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
morpheus71
Posted 02/05/2016 - 12:29 Link
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.
morpheus71
Posted 02/05/2016 - 12:36 Link
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...
Posted 02/05/2016 - 17:20 Link
Beautiful scenery , nice photo
Francis - fb -
morpheus71
Posted 02/05/2016 - 20:19 Link
Francisbd wrote:
Beautiful scenery , nice photo

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

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
PPG
morpheus71
Posted 17/05/2016 - 08:16 Link
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 😊

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