This year the moorland areas around Brentor have been covered in bluebells,a truly lovely sign of early Summer.
The Church of St Michael de Rupe can be seen in the distance.
The Church of St. Michael de Rupe (St. Michael of the Rock), Brentor, is perhaps the most striking English example of a church on a height. Today, the church receives several thousand visitors each year. There is a magnificent view from the churchyard in clear weather, with bleak Dartmoor to the east, Plymouth Sound and Whitsand Bay to the south, the Tamar Valley and Bodmin Moor to the west, and the heights of Exmoor just visible in clear weather to the north. Even when the thick moorland fogs descend, this is an eerily beautiful place, as the wind whips shreds of cloud past the hill. The church stands 1,110 feet above sea level on an ancient, extinct, volcanic cone. It is an ancient site – the current church is surrounded by an Iron Age earth-walled hill-fort (150BC – 50AD). The dedication to St. Michael is common for churches in high places – there are nearly 800 in England alone.
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COSTANTINO (68826) 2014-05-31 12:42
Hello my dear friend
amazing and breathtaking view of a fresh
landscape here we have a shot that has
a great variety of details
the fantastic sky in the background
the mountains in the middle and
this dreamy landscape that dominates
the whole scenery
your notes are very useful
thanks for sharing all them
have a nice time
emka (105408) 2014-05-31 12:46
Hi Les, Charming view of the bluebells . Usually we see them in the forest, here they are on the open space. I like also the view of the castle on the top of the hill and lovely sky.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Curious_Eye (1320) 2014-05-31 14:16
Hello Les and thank you for sharing this beautiful early summer view. The scene is thoughtfully composed and offers a lot of detail to explore, both in the foreground and on the horizon.
With best wishes,
siudzi (34141) 2014-06-01 1:06
The bluebells mood is in the air here!:) Love the achieved visual effect of this shot and a charming composition taken with a great technique. Artistic image. TFS!
Have a nice day!
snunney (105437) 2014-06-01 2:31
The purplish sky cleverly mirrors the carpet bluebells spread out before us. Excellent control over depth of field complemented by superb colours and sharpness. The depth is quite amazing with the church on the hill in the far distance offering a fine focal point. I wish you and Gladys a pleasant and peaceful Sunday.
dta (81538) 2014-06-01 2:34
Hello Leslie ,
This is a great composition with this splendid blue flowery field , the big rock as a focal point , and the beautiful countryside in the BG . The cloudy sky is superb , but has curious purple tonalities .
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-06-01 3:07
Hello Les - Just the shot for a Sunday morning; beautiful nature shown off in glorious colour. Of course I love the bluebells and grasses which look so fresh in the sunlight but the more distant view is marvellous too.
Not crucial but I may have got rid of the pesky telephone lines.
Have a lovely Sunday
Silvio1953 (151503) 2014-06-01 6:48
Ciao Leslie, fascinating landscape, lovely composition with beautiful flowers in FG, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (59684) 2014-06-02 5:45
What a wonderful photo, with such beautiful subjects. I've never seen bluebells in reality before, so have to satisfy myself with your beautiful photos and those of Brian and Bev. Stunning chromatic rendering, great choice of composition with the rock to lead the eye in and superb depth of field reaching all the way out the mountains in the BG.
Hugs, thanks for sharing
PS: Let's hope the op comes up quickly and that we see you later in the year
photoray (13981) 2014-06-05 16:56
Nature's creations are always attractive to me and your vertical meadow in full bluebells bloom is often more interesting than man's creations.
Thanks for sharing,
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (16412)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-31
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NikonD300s, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX
- Exposure: f/22, 1/20 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-31 11:50