The Sanctuary

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“Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.”

Mikhail Lermontov

The calm waters of the River Erme below the second of two Grade 4 dog-leg rapids deep in the Upper section of the Erme Gorge in the Longtimber Woods (on the fringe of Dartmoor National Park in South Devon.

The ‘dog-leg’ falls above this point are some of the more challenging whitewater rapids descents in the UK - in spate conditions reaching Grade 5 or 6!

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

Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head
Hoya circular polarizer

Aperture = f/16
Exposure durations = 2 and 4 seconds
Focal length = 18mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Spot-metering pattern
Manual focus
White Balance: Cloudy

This High Dynamic Range image was created from 2 RAW files (manual bracketing) – using Photomatix Pro 3.27
09/04/2013 - 01:11morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed4 sec
Focal Length18mm


Link Posted 09/04/2013 - 11:48
Well caught


Link Posted 09/04/2013 - 18:27
Teriffic clarity, really lovey capture. - mary.


Link Posted 10/04/2013 - 06:19
I love seeing through the water Phil. This is great, so calm and peaceful.


Link Posted 10/04/2013 - 07:51
I have to echo Nezih's sentiment!

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)


Link Posted 10/04/2013 - 09:53
Thanks very much for the generous and encouraging comments from Gilulio, Mary, Nezih and Paul

Getting to this point by foot involves a commiting scramble down the steep sides of the gorge, some of the other vantage points I have in mind will involve abseiling down to.

I have one of the whitewater sections above this point to post which will maybe give an idea of the challenging sections
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