'Sanctuary of Autumn'

'Sanctuary of Autumn'

Photo Information
"Trees are sanctuaries.
Whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth."


[Herman Hesse]




Looking along Leigh Tor, across the tree canopies of Park Wood & Holne Chase and on towards Auswell Woods and Buckland Common. The River Dart flows in it's 'Loop' from below here - a section of whitewater rapids, much regarded by kayakers & canoeists.

Leigh Tor is a dyke-like body of quartz-veined tourmalinised hornfels, up to about 10m wide. It is a Regionally Important Geological (RIG) site.


National grid ref: SX 712 714
Altitude 150m a.s.l


Technical info:

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

Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head

Cromatek circular polarizer
Cromatek ND 2-stop Graduated filter

Aperture = f/13
Exposure durations = 1/20 second
Focal length = 21mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Matrix-metering pattern
13/11/2013 - 01:42morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed2001/40000
Aperturef/13
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length21.25mm

trixie

Link Posted 13/11/2013 - 08:33
Another wonderful view Phil, love the words too ))

GIULIO57

Link Posted 13/11/2013 - 15:36
Beautiful
PPG

morpheus71

Link Posted 13/11/2013 - 17:03
Thanks ever so much for the very generous comments from Trixie and Giulio It was a joy to witness the interplay of light & shadows upon the land around the Dart valley from this lofty perch.

It was ever changing light and beguiling with it, though relaxed as I was, I had to be aware though of my surroundings.

I was on a very narrow ledge a metre below the knife edged ridge, just enough room for the tripod legs, me to lean a hip on the slab of rock and half of my back foot resting on fresh air. The chance of losing camera gear or tumbling backwards into the woods far below (the drop was 15 metres on the valley side of the dyke!) was very real.

Think the confidence that comes from a lifetime passion for rock climbing came in handy on this occasion.
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Blaze

Link Posted 13/11/2013 - 21:42
That's a really lovely shot of the moor - the colours in the sunlight are really warm and you've got a good sky ! I can well imagine the drop from those rocks - fearsome stuff !

morpheus71

Link Posted 14/11/2013 - 00:50
Blaze wrote:
That's a really lovely shot of the moor - the colours in the sunlight are really warm and you've got a good sky ! I can well imagine the drop from those rocks - fearsome stuff !

Thanks ever so much for your generous and encouraging comments Blaze It was most mesmerizing watching the transient light and shadows ever changing. It was worth the lofty perch to get an unobstructed view over the tree canopies of the valley, a most magical place to be on an autumn day of active weather.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 14/11/2013 - 23:55
An excellent composition Phil and lovely warm tones.

Regards
David
My Website http://imagesbydavidstorm.foliopic.com

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