Negotiating the stepping stones that cross the river Lyd below Brat Tor was no problem for this little chap, who then turned to make sure that the rest of the family were following safely.
High on the top of the Tor is Widgery Cross,which was erected to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.
The cross measures 12 feet 8 inches (3.86 metres) tall and 4 feet 4 inches (1.32 metres) across the arms. The shaft is 2 feet 1 inch (0.64 metres) square.
The cross is made of 10 layers of roughly cut granite blocks, topped off with a pointed rock. The blocks are of differing sizes, which interlock with each other to make the structure more secure. It was erected at the expense of William Widgery, the well known local artist, and bears the inscription:
'W. Widgery, Fecit, Jubilee, V.R.'
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limielski (0) 2013-08-14 2:03
Wondefrull shot of nature and people. Groups of people make fantastic composition.
Very nice colours especially green grass. Mountain stream and rock path give a charm. I like your photo!
(My name is Leslie, too :-) - in polish Leszek
daddo (25807) 2013-08-14 2:09
Hi Leslie. A sweet family image filled with sentiments of consideration, care and love. And of course the fact that the lot of them had gone to this natural idyllic spot armed and ready for adventure and fun adds to the richness of the message. very effective POV which goes nicely with the title. Regards. Klaudio.
dta (71407) 2013-08-14 2:40
Hello Leslie ,
A very attractive composition , that combines a splendid wild landscape and its picturesque bridge , with a colourful scene od the holiday life .
Sergiom (67404) 2013-08-14 5:16
Un très beau petit sentier dans la rivière. Pas le moment de changer d'idée et de partir dans la direction opposée car c'est un sens unique qui peut mouiller les pieds. Le paysage quant à lui vaut la marche.
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2013-08-14 6:14
what a shot! Love the holiday mood a lot. Great clarity and sharpness. Those people are increased the colours in your frame. The little boy with pink bag is a nice foreground element. Love the atmosphere with a lot of greeneries... An excellent one. Tfs.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-08-14 6:26
nice summer shot this. A real sense of an adventure and an image that takes me back to those wonderful August school holidays as a kid, when it never seemed to rain! Superbly creative composition that is executed and presented perfectly. Love it!
holmertz (45187) 2013-08-14 10:38
This is a great photo. A strong human presence with interesting activities, superb colours, good depth, a fine view of the hill and the cross and a perfect exposure. The little boy has the ideal colours for standing at that point. I suppose it never occured to him that he provided you with such a fine foreground.
mesutilgim (89076) 2013-08-14 13:33
Nice capture from Lydford. Good pov and good layout. Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
worldcitizen (7616) 2013-08-14 15:47
The landscape in this photo is beautiful, and it's nice to see this family enjoying it together. The thing that really caught my eye, though, was the Peppa Pig backpack! The young boy turned around at the perfect spot, and he and the backpack are a great focal point in the foreground. I must admit to watching Peppa Pig myself, and finding it entertaining! But, before you conclude that I have strange taste in television programs, please note that I always watch with my niece and nephews, who are under the age of seven. :-)
tyro (22140) 2013-08-14 16:33
An interesting note about this place and, especially, the Widgery Cross.
And what a lovely photograph - oh, how wonderful it must be to be young and fleet and sure of foot to be able to nip across these stones ahead of the family and then turn to watch their faltering progress across them behind you!
A very nicely composed photograph, very well timed too and with lovely colours and light, perfect exposure and excellent details and clarity.
ourania (36366) 2013-08-16 10:04
an exceptional picture that presents this beautiful place through a charming daily life story. I love the composition with the people perfectly placed according to the story and their role in it. The scenery is described superbly with excellent depth, clarity and chromatic definition. Everything and everyone is held together firmly, from the adorable protagonist in the immediate foreground to Widgery Cross far away on the hilltop. Wonderful work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (15571)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): West Devon Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-14 1:44
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