The Source and End

The Source and End

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"First follow Nature, and your judgment frame
By her just standard, which is still the same:
Unerring nature, still divinely bright,
One clear, unchanged, and universal light,
Life, force, and beauty must to all impart,
At once the source, and end, and test of art."

Alexander Pope



Puddles of early morning sunlight on the undulating slopes of the vales Yarnacombe, Wytchcombe, Spriddlescombe and Bearcombe. These lie in the South Hams area of Devon.

Yarnacombe and Brownston woods are in the immediate hanging valley.

Windy Ridge at Ugborough sits in the middle distance and the ridges of shoulders of Harford Moor, Stall Moor & Penn Moor on the southern fringes of the Dartmoor plateau sit in the far distance

Ordnance Survey grid reference = SX 697 527

Pentax K-x
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/DAL lens (at 36mm)
Hoya circular polarizer

HDR from 3 RAW files (-1.5, 0.5, +2.5 ev):

f/6.7
ISO-200
manual focus
matrix metering pattern
hand-held

HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 3.26.

Further processing & finishing touches using Lightroom 3.26 and Photoshop 6.0
20/04/2012 - 00:49morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
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morpheus71

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 01:22
Best viewed large thanks for looking
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RichC

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 03:51
Yet another fantastic landscape together with a very nice bit of "Pope" . You certainly set the bar very high .
Rich

AxelLuther

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 07:06
perfect conditions for and usage of HDR - without it, probably a greyish, slihtly flat image - with it a picture that draws you in the landscape - that lets you feel it.....
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 07:09
Lovely use of HDR
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AndrewA

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 08:00
Nice
Andrew

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morpheus71

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 10:13
Thanks ever so much for the encouraging comments on this one - it was great after two years of thinking about this image to actually have the chance to photograph it in such light... this is why the camera bag comes on almost all my journeys... just in case some delightful series of events, beyond my control should occur for a few moments
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

trixie

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 10:44
Hi Phil once again its a stunner all the information makes your photos special takes them to another level, Best wishes Trixie

morpheus71

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 13:03
Thanks very much Trixie Loved seeing those puddles of light and the one lighting up the old building made it work for me
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

sandinista

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 20:16
morpheus71 wrote:
Thanks ever so much for the encouraging comments on this one - it was great after two years of thinking about this image to actually have the chance to photograph it in such light... this is why the camera bag comes on almost all my journeys... just in case some delightful series of events, beyond my control should occur for a few moments

Such is the essence and magical quality of photography there will never be another moment in time like this again and you have made a beautiful image from the place and time
Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort. T.S Eliot

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davidtrout

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 20:22
Once again your artistic skill with the landscape is matched by your knowledge and selection of perfect poetry.
David

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Last Edited by davidtrout on 20/04/2012 - 20:22

morpheus71

Link Posted 20/04/2012 - 20:45
Thanks so much for your generous, encouraging and thoughtful comments David & Sandinista I had been here many times hoping see puddles of light accentuate each of these valleys all together and to have the light on the old stone building included was a wish come true. It is a magical part of our of our wonderful island around these parts... will I ever leave?... I would have to be dragged away kicking and screaming
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/
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