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Leather Tor and Burrator Reservoir at sunset

As always when I get the chance to spend some time on Dartmoor, I try to put aside at least one morning or afternoon to clamber around the slopes of Sharpitor and Leather Tor. This is because the view across Burrator Reservoir to Sheepstor is one of my favourite. On this particular evening, after a week of clear blue skies, there was actually some cloud forming and I was able to find a composition that included the reservoir, the stacks and the clouds. I'm not entirely satisfied with the outcome, but to get further back would have involved me suddenly and rapidly, and of course involuntarily, descending one of the sharper slopes of Leather Tor. This image was taken using 0.9 soft grad Lee filters but I did have to manually blend in a lighter exposure on the reservoir as it was darkened too much by the filter laying at an angle across the slope.

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Taken on April 21, 2011