Boxing day river and moss at Shaugh Prior Dartmoor

I fancied a stretch of the tripod legs despite downpours so I went to one of my favourite locations Shaugh Prior and got a few shots of the swollen river.

Winter waterRiver Plym at Shaugh Prior Black and white river Plym Shaugh Prior

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Merrivale bronze age stone row in December on Dartmoor

I met my student on a bitter morning at the Fourwinds car park near to the stone row on the Western side of Dartmoor.

We set off photographing the lovely dry stone wall near the stone row DSC_2560 bs

 

The beeches in it are always lovely and the winter light set them off a treat.

We walked along to the Boundary marker and got some shots across to Vixen Tor

Boundary Marker

 

Approaching the mine workings a few ponies were posing for us and I coverted my shot into a black and white image

Pony near Merrrivale

 

We walked to the large Menhir and the stone circle and got some shots of the tiny stones

Stone circle DSC_2538 bw DSC_2539 DSC_2546 infa red

 

Then finally we walked to the row and caught the full shadow of the well known triangle stone against the tawny grass.

Dartmoor is so much more interesting in the winter!