Bodmin Moor is one of Cornwall's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty,it is a remote, bleak heather covered upland granite moorland still grazed by moorland ponies and bisected by the main A30 road.
Like much of Cornwall, Bodmin Moor was fairly heavily mined during the nineteenth century. Ruins of disused grantie qurries and tin and copper mines litter the landscape, including the Phoenix United mine in Minions, where there is a visitor's centre. Although for the most part it is privately owned, since 2000 much of Bodmin Moor has been designated open access land and there are excellent opportunities for hiking and other outdoor activities.
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arnie (1668) 2014-07-14 2:14
A great capture, very Wuthering Heights. Looks great in Mono, Great sky and depth. Love the shape of the tree, makes the shot look really wild and bleak.
snunney (78821) 2014-07-14 3:44
A beautiful moody composition, accentuated by the use of black and white and those marvellous clouds,which help give the image great depth. A fine range of tones complemented by excellent sharpness.
PaulVDV (20233) 2014-07-14 10:54
The peaceful grazing animals mitigate a bit the highly dramatic impact of this black & white image.
Best regards, Paul
nikkitta (12818) 2014-07-14 11:22
A bucolic scene made quite dramatic with the use of W/B transformation
Agree the sky looks terrific that way but also that it will be interesting to add a WS with the original color
A fan of bucolic scenes
COSTANTINO (50739) 2014-07-14 13:17
Hello dear friend
what a bautiful scenery in sepia
beautiful moody composition
bucolik scene made quite dramatic
have a nice time
danos (82675) 2014-07-15 2:47
very nice the B/W scene from Bodmin Moor with the clouds above to make it even moe effective.I like the panoramic view as the excellent management of the light. Well done.
timecapturer (44493) 2014-07-15 4:43
I love Bodmin Moor and this superb B&W shot captures its magic and appeal perfectly. A classic!
Regards - B.
Kamilutka (8085) 2014-07-15 6:36
very pretty and atmospheric landscape which gains a lot from the monochrome format. I very much like the couple of cows grazing lazily on the fields and adding some life to the composition. Well chosen POV and well planned framing. Good contrast and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
Noel_Byrne (20143) 2014-07-15 12:20
As soon as I saw the dark shape of the coe, I thought of the beast of Bodmin, what a catch that would have been. But even without a beast in sight,this is a beautiful mono shot. That tree is spectacular and a testament to the harsh conditions here, it's shape carved by years of strong wind.
Thanks as always
willperrett (5648) 2014-07-21 13:20
You've developed quite a portfolio of these dramatic monochromes. I wonder if you remember using a red filter in order to darken skies? I suppose it's possible that you still use this technique, though I assume these days you use Photoshop or similar. Although it's "unnatural", b/w is inherently "false" anyway, so allowing a great deal of interpretive and creative latitude. Which you've used very well. Is the vignette deliberate?
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (12122)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-05-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NikonD300s, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Mono [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-14 1:34