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Verdure

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“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure
is the most perfect refreshment.”

(Jane Austen)

Deep in a wooded coombe on southern Dartmoor, are the graceful twin cascades of Venford Falls - the dappled anthropomorphic rocks between the falls seem like the face of ‘the Wild Man of the Woods’ from ancient folklore.

The Venford Brook runs from here down a steep hanging-valley into the River Dart.



Pentax K-X
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens
Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head
Cromatek circular polarizer

Aperture = f/8
Exposure durations = 2 seconds
Focal length = 28mm
ISO = 200

Manual mode
Spot-metering pattern
Manual focus


*Panoramic stitch of two frames in ‘portrait format’ – using Microsoft Research’s Image Composite Editor
Finished in Lightroom 3.6 and Photoshop CS2
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