The light at this time of the year can be great and the turned bracken and mid distance made a wonderful combination.
The colour shots of the trees also convert well into black and white and the moody subject matter works well.
I climbed to the top of the tor and got a couple of shots looking down and across to Cornwall.
It was a dark and dank January day when myself and my pupil set out at Shaugh Prior for the teaching session.
Finding subject matter at this time of year can always be difficult but once again the mossy rocks and boulders of such a wild place proved to hold a good few shots.
The heavy gloom and cloud allowed for shutter speeds of up to four or five seconds with no filters.
I spent my Sunday afternoon visiting the nearby village of Lydford, West Devon which has many interesting historical features. The main place of interest is the Norman prison, better known as the castle… it was a grey afternoon but I managed a nice shot poining upwards from the trees, below:
I walked around the back of the castle and headed to the Norman earthworks, which I hadn’t been to before,the early Autumn colours helped to make a nice shot of an oak tree on the edge of the moat :
I walked to the C15th church, which has some of the 18th century gravestones that are promenient in the area.
I got the last above shot of the castle leaving the church, with a mill wheel that had been put in the churchyard in the bottom of the shot.
Today like a lot of days, especially this year shows you can get some passable shots even when the weather is dull given the right subject matter.:)
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 :).