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What a wonderful evening of great light at a fantastic location with contrast aplenty!
I just didn't have time for the amount of compositions before me.
This shot was at the end of a long week travelling a lot of miles after work to this particular stretch of coastline as i knew the conditions were so favourable.
After a few years of experiencing the seasons and elements as a photographer you get to learn what works best in your immediate environment. I am lucky i have a wealth of beauty in nature close at hand and i know i've not even scratched the surface yet.

This is the beauty of landscape photography an ever changing palette
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Dartmoor heather, shot with .6 hard grad lee polariser and 3 stop glass nd filter.

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Some low raking light during cloudy, boisterous April weather produces some nice contrast on a much photographed view.

This is shot from the highest point on Exmoor National Park looking out towards the bay at porlock and on out across the Bristol channel to the welsh coastline.
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I camped on top of corn du woke at 4.30 and wandered down to this small lake as clouds began to pepper the sky and the rising sun warmed the landscape..It was a beautifully clear and fresh summer morning in the Brecons.
Being quite limited for compositions i shot the passing clouds reflecting in the lake.
Above the lake is a granite obelisk erected in the memory of a small boy called Tommy Jones. He was only 5 years old when he lost his way whilst walking back from visiting his grandparents during poor weather. After a 29 day search that aroused national interest his body was found high above the lake.
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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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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.
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Another shot from a wonderfully textural piece of north devon coastline....
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Conditions condusive to Landscape photography have been all too lacking in the South West this year.
However with April like weather in May (the norm it seems now) the conditions have been great with huge great cummulous cloud broken by strong winds.
I visited this spot pretty much every night last week travelling about 500 miles (hence title) Here the right amount of colour in the cloud and the cloud formation itself came together to compliment the composition i was after....for about 5 seconds i'd say, proof of how fleeting these moments are.
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happy new year to all....

England had a wonderful snowy spell very early on this winter unfortunately due to the severity of the snow in my home city i wasnt able to get out and photograph it as i should have liked.
On the one day i did have an hour or so i did manage to find some pristine snow.
I shot directly at the setting sun through the hawthorn and used a 2 stop soft grad making use of the shadows in the snow to compliment the clouds in the sunset.
Shot on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park, Devon.
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A place ive been to many times but never with any success...

Staple Tor is incredibly accessible and one of the most photogenic tors geologically so getting it to yourself can be difficult...

Pretty much everything fitted into place for this shot, there had been thick cloud all day that seemed to break readily in the high wind so the chance of some good cloud at sunset and a gap in the clouds was promising. I headed to the western side of the moor watching the weather as i drove. After looking at a few different locations i decided that the rocks at Staple tor would frame the setting sun best..
The contrast of the light was difficult to balance i used a .9 soft grad and also bracketed shots to blend later.

Shot on the western side of dartmoor at Staple Tor
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