I have previously submitted a panorama from this night (i shot as many as i could with such fantastic light) but i chose the wrong set of images. This was the first set while there was still the slightest amount of light on the foreground providing superb contrast. So here is the re-edit, as an English landscape photographer the weather provides plenty of opportunity to go over old files. Shot in April 2008 looking across to what i feel is an archetypal dartmoor panorama, high tor topped hills and rugged countryside. The tor on the left is the moor's climbing frame haytor, everybody comes to clamber over it in some way as its so accessible and is a fantastic vantage point looking off the moor towards the coast. On the far right is hound tor inspiration for doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles, rippon Tor is in the middle. 11 vertical shots edited in LR3 stitched in PTGui tweeked in PS.
some pretty intense direct sunlight and a heavy sky this made for a challenging shot. I shot frames with the foreground exposed at single exposure stops with my finger covering the sun and so reducing the chances of flare. i used a lee three stop grad and a single stop soft grad reversed and shot exposures to cover the range in the sky. edited in lightroom then blended in photoshop.
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From a week of some great sunsets, im trying to photograph more of the western side of Dartmoor at the moment which is a bi8t more of a trak for me. This shot is from closer to home, bowerman nose looks out on the eastern side of Dartmoor National park not far from hound tor, it is one fo the most well known and photographed landmarks on Dartmoor.. Bowerman, legend has it was turned to stone by three witches, if you'd like to read the full story its here [link]
Another of the most accessible and photogenic Tors on Dartmoor, this place illustrates perfectly what a Dartmoor Tor is all about. Eroded granite stacks and scatter backdropped by moorland and heath. I took many shots this night as the sun sat in this position for a good length of time this was shot before my previous submission. [link]