The Wild West Films (Part 1) - 'A Journey into Dendles Wood'

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16/10/2013 - 01:46

'A Journey into Dendle’s Wood' A remote and ancient woodland of native oak & beech, on Dartmoor. The visit took place in the early autumn of 2013.


I have created a short film that includes:


  • A first, field-test review of the unique CoOrdinate Gear modular camera-pack system that I have been fortunate enough to use and test for a few weeks.


It also has:

  • An insightful narrative on the history, flora & fauna of these ancient woods, and

some tips and techniques on waterfall photography


Above all, it is a rare glimpse into a beguiling place; one that gives an exceptional opportunity to see what the ancient, richly-wooded moor-land looked like after the last Ice Age.






















Soundtrack music:


  • 'Midnight Bell' by Purple Planet 


  • 'Amlum' by xpurm



With great thanks to:



*This National Nature Reserve/ Site of Special Scientific interest, has restricted-access and is a permit-only site.


* Please Note: The video's sound-levels vary, and are slightly hindered by 'white noise' from the waterfalls and white-water rapids in the background.


Thank you for looking at the film. Please feel welcome to leave comments, below.





* My earlier 'initial thoughts' article giving  more details on the component bags used in this field test can be viewed here




19/10/2013 - 10:46
What an interesting film and what a beautiful part of the moor. A mine of wonderful locations for photography - so unspoilt.
Interesting and well thought-out camera bag system.
Phil Hemsley
20/10/2013 - 13:45
Thank you very much for your encouraging comments on the film, the location and the camera bag system - it's always great to hear comments on my posts :)

It is always a pleasure to spend time in this enchanting woodland, even with the possibility of wild cats being there!
16/12/2013 - 20:11
Phil - very nice but this location is top secret! I was there today and with a lot of water coming of the moor. Fantastic pictures.

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