Bowerman's Nose


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Bowerman's Nose, a stack of weathered granite on Hayne Down, at an altitude of 380m a.s.l.


It is about 21.5 feet (6.6 m) high and is the hard granite core of a former tor, standing above a 'clitter' of the blocks that have eroded and fallen from it.


The view, in the transient light of late afternoon on a winter's day, here looks towards Blissmoor Farm - with Cripon Down and Hameldown Tor beyond.

A local legend relates that a huntsman called Bowerman lived on the moor about a thousand years ago. When chasing a hare he and his pack of dogs unwittingly ran into a coven of witches, overturned their cauldron and disrupted their ceremony. They decided to punish him, and the next time he was hunting, one of the witches turned herself into a hare, and led both Bowerman and his hounds into a mire. As a final punishment, she turned them to stone - the dogs can be seen as a jagged chain of rocks on top of Hound Tor, while the huntsman himself became the rock formation now known as Bowerman's Nose
20/02/2015 - 02:16morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 06:35
I don't know this place at all but that pillar of granite is a gift for landscape shots.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Stridey

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 09:09
Nice shot. THe light on the foreground contrasts well with the light on the distant hills.
Best regards
Nigel

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Ellida

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 09:31
Excellent shot - and fun to read the history too.
Graham

alfpics

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 09:53
Thanks for the history Phil! I have been here sometime ago; the side profile of this really does show the nose! You have captured a lovely light with this
Andy

GIULIO57

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 11:02
Pillars in foreground enhace sense of depth
PPG

drobbia

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 14:39
X 2- fascinating - t
Stridey wrote:
Nice shot. THe light on the foreground contrasts well with the light on the distant hills.


"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau
Quote:

wvbarnes

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 15:54
Wonderful light taken full advantage of, good composition and excellent control of depth of field.

morpheus71

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 20:41
bwlchmawr wrote:
I don't know this place at all but that pillar of granite is a gift for landscape shots.

Despite having been spending lots of time on the moors in the last 10 yrs, it's the first time I have been up to this iconic pillar. I spent an hour up there watching the play of light and shadows upon the beautiful countryside and the pillar itself, free climbing some boulders in between the bursts of transient light... immersion of the senses. Cold and windy but worth it 😎
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morpheus71

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 20:46
Stridey wrote:
Nice shot. THe light on the foreground contrasts well with the light on the distant hills.

Thanks very much Stridey😎 It was my favourite moment when the lightning made stepping-stones of luminosity deep into this vista, I remember smiling wide as I clicked the remote shutter control and being hypnotized by the theater of light and shade 😊
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 20:47
Ellida wrote:
Excellent shot - and fun to read the history too.

Thanks very much for your encouraging comments 😎
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morpheus71

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 21:05
alfpics wrote:
Thanks for the history Phil! I have been here sometime ago; the side profile of this really does show the nose! You have captured a lovely light with this

Many thanks indeed Andy It's a fascinating place to stand and observe the play of light and shadows 😎
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 21:08
GIULIO57 wrote:
Pillars in foreground enhace sense of depth

Thanks very much Giulio 😎 I do like the idea of points to rest upon in a picture and then to move on to more distant anchor points 😉
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morpheus71

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 21:09
drobbia wrote:
X 2- fascinating - t
Stridey wrote:
Nice shot. THe light on the foreground contrasts well with the light on the distant hills.


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

morpheus71

Link Posted 20/02/2015 - 21:17
wvbarnes wrote:
Wonderful light taken full advantage of, good composition and excellent control of depth of field.

Many thanks indeed for your generous comments Bill😎 Despite the cold breeze I was not in any hurry to be anywhere else on the moor. Time spent visualizing the elements that I felt echoed what beguiled me with the place and studying the lighting, was one of mindfulness. An hour drifted by upon this hillside yet it seemed like ten minutes. Meditation with eyes wide open.
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

Teaka53

Link Posted 21/02/2015 - 16:21
An absolute corker from foreground through to the distant hills, the mottled light dancing all over the scene is superb. The potted history makes it all the more interesting
Malc

morpheus71

Link Posted 22/02/2015 - 02:01
Teaka53 wrote:
An absolute corker from foreground through to the distant hills, the mottled light dancing all over the scene is superb. The potted history makes it all the more interesting

Thanks very much Malc for your encouraging and enthusiastic comments 😎
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 23/02/2015 - 21:36
Brief time-lapse sequence made at this location on the same afternoon here

20 minutes of filming at 1 frame every 5 seconds.

Photographed on my smartphone and edited using Lightroom and sequenced with Panolapse software.


https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/
Last Edited by morpheus71 on 23/02/2015 - 21:38
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