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Shaugh Prior Photographic Shoot; Dartmoor Devon August 31st 2012

I returned to Shaugh Prior for this photographic shoot and met with my student in the busy carpark. We went over some basic work with tripods and experimenting with shutter speeds and composition.
I love this location down near Plymouth, it has so many different points of interest, and amazing boulders to capture.
There was a dinstinct feel of Autumn in the air as we continued up the steep hill to the massive rock climber’s Dewerstone Rock. The rocks at the top of the hill are dramatic and the forest below makes for lots of interesting compositional opportunities.

I think I am looking forward to the Autumn colour at this location, the beech leaves always look so amazing come October.


Brent Tor, rain and a quiet bank holiday 27th August 2012

I decided to climb the brief summit up to Brent Tor despite the weather today, I needed to get out and about. I realised also, that I hadn’t been up to the medieval church built on the Ion age hill fort for a couple of years.

I think the best image I got today is above, looking up at the Tor from the car park, as ever a black and white conversion works well when dealing with flat overcast light.

It nearly killed me to climb the steep summit 🙂 but it was worth it to see the misty view and feel the onset on Autumn weather I find it incredible that the church yard is used the few graves that are there always seem so weather beaten.

It also forms part of the St Michael ley line that runs down to Penazance and St Michael’s Mount, and it is well worth a visit :).