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"We lose a great deal when we lose the sense and feeling for the sun. When all has been said, the adventure of the sun is the great natural drama by which we live, and not to have joy in it and awe of it, not to share in it, is to close a dull door on nature's sustaining and poetic spirit."

Henry Beston

Golden hour transient light grazes the slopes below the summit of Sharpitor side-lit through an approaching storm front, which was moving across the western edge of Dartmoor National Park.

Leather Tor lies immediately beyond to the left. Peek Hill is to the right

Burrator Reservoir is in the valley below, with Yellowmead Down, Sheeps Tor, Ringmore Down, Lynch Common, Wigford Down beyond.

The Jennycliff end of Plymouth Sound is visible beyond the reservoir in the far distance.

Technical info:

Pentax K-X
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens

Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head

Cromatek circular polarizer

Aperture = f/22
Exposure durations = 0.16, 0.3, 1 and 1.5 seconds
Focal length = 18mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Spot-metering pattern
Manual focus

Panorama created from 2 High Dynamic Range (HDR) images stitched using Photoshop CS2s Photomerge

Each HDR section was created from 4 RAW exposures (manual bracketing) using Photomatix Pro 3.27

Finished in Lightroom 3.6 and Photoshop CS2
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