Purple, heather clad moorland, wide open landscapes, rushing rivers and obscure stone tors shape the landscape of Dartmoor. But that is just one small part of a big picture.
There are rolling valleys, bogs and wetland, waterfalls and well trodden paths, ancient, eerie forests and lonely ruins. Sometimes ominous, challenging, extreme, sometimes welcoming, heart warming; always breathtaking, always changing, the landscape of Dartmoor is alive in every sense of the word.
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COSTANTINO (56815) 2014-06-26 12:20
Hello dear friend
excellent minimalistic shot creating
a moody atmosphere
perfectly executed and greetings
have a nice time
mesutilgim (86112) 2014-06-26 12:39
Another b&w masterpiece in your gallery with great graphical effect and perfect sharpness.
TFS and best regards
dip (23640) 2014-06-26 14:11
an impressive landscape indeed!
I like the chosen point of view and also the contrasts in your beautiful b&w shot!
thanks for sharing,
Fis2 (86813) 2014-06-26 14:28
I like POV and composition.
The black and white increase this emotions.
I like it.
lousat (78455) 2014-06-26 15:21
Hi Les,you know how i like this kind of pics,and this is another magnificent example,i recognize your style without to read the signature..ehehe....very well done another time!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (44324) 2014-06-26 20:28
It is a fascinating image in B&W without color to distract as we are glued to detail in those intricate branches and the trunk - the ravages of time have taken their toll, what a view one can see forever. I love the sense of emptiness, huge skies, huge distances but finely balanced and without exception expressed amazement at and delight in the vast panorama in all directions. Cool, good composition and a compelling subject matter. Great capture! and tfs
snunney (85703) 2014-06-27 2:45
A superb capture of the rugged landscape that is Dartmoor. I like the point of view with the stunted trees in their various positions helping create a wonderful feeling of openness and depth. Top class technical presentation; the conversion to black and white is excellent.
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-06-27 6:25
I'm beginning to think that you have a special relationship with these gnarled and twisted trees Les! You photograph them often and the result is always special... what a great subject they make. Here the light is excellent for your B&W conversion; I am particularly impressed by the bright light on the two left hand trees, they stand out so well against the dark hill. I can imagine that this looks great in colour too but the B&W is beautifully managed with good tonal range and textural detail and it suits the subject well.
jcpix (13708) 2014-06-27 20:27
Thanks for the well wishes with the American football team. Tough go of it for the English unfortunately!?
I find these trees incredibly fascinating, their warped and barren limbs are alive with character. This rendition feels and looks to play on the darker side however. I really like the heavy contrast of the sky, and how it affects the shaded landscape in the distance. The trees still take center stage, and I'm half expecting them to start reaching out of my monitor :) A really neat and compelling result from your processing work, setting a mysterious mood over the scenery. Enjoy the weekend ahead. All the best.
Tigerlily (3107) 2014-06-28 4:07
A wonderfully captured image,Leslie. I always like the dead oak tree standing on the empty land.. solitude and strong...Beautiful!
Have a nice weekends.:-)
macjake (57468) 2014-07-12 3:37
I really enjoyed the other version of this tree as well. So naturally i'm going to pick up on this post.
again, it looks like something out of a horror movie, looks like it belongs on a novel cover page.
love the clouds, love the mood you have set for us.
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (14697)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-04-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NikonD300s, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-26 12:13