Heartwood

Heartwood

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“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”

 Robert Louis Stevenson


Autumn mists enshrouding the magical Dendle's Wood (Site of Special Scientific Interest / National Nature Reserve). The heartwood trunk of a fallen beech, with it's epiphytic pin-cushion mosses reminded me around the boughs of the head of triceratops,

I am eternally grateful for the permission of the woodland's custodians to visit this magical place. It's always a visceral experience to be ensconced by this ancient sylvan grandeur.
26/10/2017 - 23:14morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed4 sec
Aperturef/13
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length18mm
Views/Likes67/3

davidwozhere

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 00:14
The woods around Dartmoor are so wet and misty and covered with vegetation they are like something out of Grimms Fairytales, as you so well illustrate here.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 05:41
Beautiful
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Nigelk

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 09:00
Beautiful atmospheric shot. It takes us there.

morpheus71

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 12:16
davidwozhere wrote:
The woods around Dartmoor are so wet and misty and covered with vegetation they are like something out of Grimms Fairytales, as you so well illustrate here.

Many thanks for your generous and descriptive words David 😊 It was a mesmerizing experience wandering about in those woods for 8 hrs. I could happily spend a week in there exploring 😁
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 12:17
GIULIO57 wrote:
Beautiful

Many thanks Giulio 😊 It's a wonderful wild place
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morpheus71

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 12:19
Nigelk wrote:
Beautiful atmospheric shot. It takes us there.

Many thanks for your generous and enthusiastic comments Nigel 😊 So glad that the world has unspoiled places such as this
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swarf

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 13:43
That's beautifully done - extremely atmospheric.

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morpheus71

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 14:13
swarf wrote:
That's beautifully done - extremely atmospheric.

Phil

Many thanks for your kind words Swarf😊 I'll never tire of spending time there😊
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

leep

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 15:31
Extraordinary look into a wet misty place!

morpheus71

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 16:45
leep wrote:
Extraordinary look into a wet misty place!

Many thanks Leep😊 Mists drifted through the woods the whole day, it's certainly often wet in there with a few knee deep bogs (I have in the past learned the hard way their locations😂 ... Though this makes the reserve wonderfully biodiverse😎
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

go4IT

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 18:30
Nothing left for me to say except this is an awesome Lord of the Rings-y image. Like a whole lot.

morpheus71

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 21:00
go4IT wrote:
Nothing left for me to say except this is an awesome Lord of the Rings-y image. Like a whole lot.

Many thanks for your very generous comments 😊 It has a definite Fangorn Forest atmosphere there and Ents would feel well at home there I should think 😁
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

GedG

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 21:22
Fantastic atmospheric image. LIKED

davidstorm

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 21:55
Just great.

Look at the exposure time and aperture used. An expert at work here.

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morpheus71

Link Posted 28/10/2017 - 00:41
GedG wrote:
Fantastic atmospheric image. LIKED

Thanks very much indeed GedG😊
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morpheus71

Link Posted 28/10/2017 - 00:49
davidstorm wrote:
Just great.

Look at the exposure time and aperture used. An expert at work here.

Regards
David

Thanks very much indeed David 😊 The mists varied in density and the as a result the diffused light levels varied periodically so I kept checking my metering until I made the exposure. Dripping from the trees, and condensation on the polariser were another challenge so I rested my broad brimmed hat over the filter holder too, as I had forgotten to take the umbrella out of the car before the long hike into the woods😲😎
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

pauljay

Link Posted 29/10/2017 - 07:43
I wouldn't have imagined a triceratops with warts making a particular interesting photo - but it does!
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alfpics

Link Posted 03/11/2017 - 08:59
pauljay wrote:
I wouldn't have imagined a triceratops with warts making a particular interesting photo - but it does!

Nice one Paul!

Lovely textures and the mist makes this image
Andy

morpheus71

Link Posted 03/11/2017 - 10:31
pauljay wrote:
I wouldn't have imagined a triceratops with warts making a particular interesting photo - but it does!

Thanks very much Paul 😊
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 03/11/2017 - 10:33
alfpics wrote:
pauljay wrote:
I wouldn't have imagined a triceratops with warts making a particular interesting photo - but it does!

Nice one Paul!

Lovely textures and the mist makes this image

Many thanks Andy 😊 Always wonderful to spend time there, those mists made it extra special on this occasion!
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/
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