Evening light on Pil Tor, Dartmoor National Park.

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    I didnt have to wait too long for the sun to light up Pil Tor here, though about an hour later mists rolled in and it was like another season had descended!

    While looking for a suitable composition, and restricted due to this vantage point being on the top of the Tor itself, I was finding it hard to use the rocks here to gradually lead the eye in to the scene. I therefore opted to place these rocks slap bang in the middle instead. The result is a 'stubborn' composition that very much leaves Top Tor (on the left) and Haytor and Saddle Tor (on the right) playng second fiddle to Pil Tor itself as it screams for attention in the middle of the frame! I think it works, however, the light was just great and I like to challenge the eye occasionally, with this having quite a rare overall 'T' shape to it; adding a bit of visual tension. View on black.

    Nikon D800E, 16*35mm (at 22mm) ISO 50, 1/4 sec at f/18. 0.9 ND Grad.


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    1. fatfishimages 20 months ago | reply

      Lovely composition
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    2. Martin Slowey 20 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot. Congratulations on the Explore.

    3. Digisnapper 20 months ago | reply

      Beautifully atmospheric image.

    4. Claudio Marchiori 20 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image!
      Congratulations Explorer

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    5. atul.patankar 20 months ago | reply

      thats gr8 texture which enchance the love ........

    6. Matt Warrell / マットワッレル 20 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot! Love your tonal adjustments.

    7. JavierAndrés 20 months ago | reply

      beautiful landscape, very well captured and great colors!

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    9. RuudMorijn 20 months ago | reply

      This beautiful picture is quite rightly chosen for EXPLORE. Congratulations!

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    10. bartholowaty | Photography 20 months ago | reply

      Fantastic capture, really wonderful.
      Congratulations !

      Explore well deserved

    11. Simon-Leigh 20 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, well worth explore

    12. João Batista** 20 months ago | reply

      Your photo is very beautiful! Congratulations Explorer!

    13. Nati photography 20 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image!!!!! :)

    14. Stephen Spraggon 20 months ago | reply

      I think this comp works well. That triangular lump of rock is really strong so my eye starts there and follows it to the horizon (Haytor) then over to the left, along the horizon and back down the path towards Pil Tor in a sort of triangle. So I guess there's a sort of revolving/circular feel to the composition and I feel happy wandering around these elements in the picture. That's my take anyway!

    15. Rui Almeida. 20 months ago | reply

      wow! fantastic photography! you are absolutely inspiring. congratulations for explore
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    16. udmurtr 19 months ago | reply

      Fantastic Shot!

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