If a Dartmoor tor could reveal what it has seen down through the millennia then Kestor surely would have some stories to tell. Its rocky outcrops survey directly over a ancient landscape of ritual monuments and old stone huts. In previous centuries some early antiquarians believed that the tor was the central focus for druidical ceremonies.
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lousat (71435) 2013-05-13 1:35
Hi Les,the choice of the moment whit the spacial warm light makes the difference!A great and original way to take this beautiful landscape,i like the warm colors and the surrounding perspective.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Angshu (54513) 2013-05-13 1:47
We are near neighbours today!
Not easy to compose in this case, had it not been for your keen photographic eyes. The two small water holes create ideal focal points of interest amidst the rocks of the outcrop. The ultra wide lens gives the feeling of converging perspective pointing towards the grasslands beyond, as does the streaky clouds in the sky.
Lovely colours and impressive composition
SnapRJW (28909) 2013-05-13 2:14
Hello Leslie - I love what your lens has done to this ancient landscape and the way the lines of clouds radiate out in the opposite direction to the FG rocks, the details seem to explode from a central point. Colours are well contrasted and for me the highlight has to be the two pools of water, so evocative they propel me back through the ages to a more mystic time. Fascinating shot. Warm regards rosemary
tyro (18308) 2013-05-13 2:21
An interesting note and a fine photograph to illustrate it. It is curious to imagine, in the ancient of days, people worshipping or making merry on this spot.
Your use of a very wide lens has added drama and very strong perspective as well as ensuring a remarkable depth of field. Those clouds, as often seen with a wide lens, have an almost "explosive" appearance. And your subtle use of a polarising filter has not only brought out more character and contrast in the sky but has added a glorious inky blackness to those pools of water in the "cauldrons".
Glorious vibrant colours, lovely light, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
timecapturer (44469) 2013-05-13 4:12
a glorious shot this with earth and sky looking so attractive and in harmony. Immaculate detailing, light and colours make this a majestic and beautiful image. Well done!
Have a great week - Brian.
snunney (78789) 2013-05-13 4:20
The low viewpoint gives full rein to the fantastic landscape. The light is superb as is the rendering of the tones and textures in the rocks. The splendid sky completes a fine image.
Miguel82 (19405) 2013-05-13 5:45
So beautiful landscape Gladys,
Good depth, excellent colors, exposition and contrast
Have a nice day
HimalAnda (8498) 2013-05-13 8:42
Nice sky with great colors, and interesting composition too, with a good foreground.
marina7 (8049) 2013-05-13 11:02
wonderful landscape, looks cold and barren but so beautiful! Love the way you composed the picture with the big pools and rocks leading to the center where they meet the gorgeous sky and clouds. Amazing view.
Thanks and best wishes
Bluejeans (64247) 2013-05-13 11:27
Ola Leslie ,
Muito bela esta paisagem com este primeiro plano , gostei muito do detalhe dos pequenas poças de água , belo céu em tons de azul , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
siudzi (31789) 2013-05-13 14:07
Wow! What a superb landscape post executed from a well selected POV to show us a beauty of this view! Love it! The intensive vivid tones created a fantastic scene. Very well done.
bartekp (4746) 2013-05-14 3:01
Very good composition with vivid colors.
Have a nice day
fabbs99 (15675) 2013-05-14 6:51
Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.
ChrisJ (94426) 2013-05-16 1:44
I like the curved, wide angled panoramic view of the tarns here and the superb sharpness and mirror like reflections in addition to the splendid warm cold colour contrasts and marvellous sidelighting that reveals the textures of the stones. A wonderful blue sky with interesting cloud patterns to top it all off. Have a nice weekend coming up soon!
Gigidusud (13161) 2013-05-19 7:00
Fantastic landscape with nice colors, splendid light and great texture. Love it!
Didi (54667) 2013-06-24 10:00
Very nice deep foreground
Very good lateral lights ambiance on the rocks
fds (7240) 2013-12-15 2:31
dear devon friend fantastic vision with this great scenary with this great rocs in the foreground anf fantastic blu sky with the clouds
i love very much this warm colors and great pov
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (12112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-00
- Categories: Nature, Ceremony
- Camera: NikonD300s, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/16, 1/20 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): West Devon Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-13 1:32