On and ever on...

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“For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.”

Claude Monet


Swollen waters pass through the old packhorse bridge in Avonwick, South Devon – viewed here from the tree lined riverbank on the edge of the ancient ‘green lane’ known as Avon Cobbly Walk, looking northwest.

The River Avon, also known as the River Aune, rises in the southern half of Dartmoor National Park in an area of bog to the west of Ryder’s Hill.
After leaving the moor it passes through South Brent and then Avonwick towards Aveton Gifford and flows into the English Channel at Bigbury on Sea.

The name Avon comes from the Old Brythonic (proto-Celtic) term ‘abona’ which means river. The etymology of Aune, it's often preffered local name, is from the Old Norse word Audhn - which means from a bleak or desolate place.

Pentax K-x
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens
Hoya circular polarizer
Bilora Stabillo 1115 tripod

Aperture: f/8
Exposure length = 3 seconds
ISO = 200
Matrix metering pattern

May 2012
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