South West Landscapes- A beginner's perspective

South West Landscapes- A beginner's perspective

Postby Seamus on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 10:42 am

Morning all,

Over the last month or so, I've been trying to get out and about more around my local area, which has sparked a new found enthusiasm for landscape photography. After receiving much advice from Rob Laker, I purchased a 10-18mm lens and a couple of ND filters, and started exploring. Living in Devon, I'm lucky to have Exmoor, Dartmoor and some stunning coastlines virtually on my doorstep, so thought I'd share a few of my initial attempts with the new gear. I still have much to learn, particularly when it comes to editing, but I've found it very rewarding so far. Should keep me busy during the off season.

First, a few from a ramble around Foggintor Quarry on Dartmoor.

ImageFoggintor Quarry, Dartmoor 26/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageFoggintor Quarry, Dartmoor 26/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageFoggintor Quarry 26/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageFoggintor Quarry, Dartmoor 26/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageFoggintor Quarry, Dartmoor 26/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

A week later, I returned to Dartmoor, taking in various locations.

ImageRiver Dart at New Bridge, Dartmoor 01/12/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageRiver Dart at New Bridge, Dartmoor 01/12/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageRiver Dart at New Bridge, Dartmoor 01/12/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEast Dart River at Dartmeet, Dartmoor 01/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImagePostbridge, Dartmoor 01/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImagePostbridge, Dartmoor 01/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWaterfall at Windy Post Cross, Dartmoor 01/12/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWaterfall at Windy Post Cross, Dartmoor 01/12/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

A couple from much closer to home, with the aim of catching the sunrise.

ImageMid Devon Sunrise, Knightshayes Court 09/12/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWinter Woods, Knightshayes Court 09/12/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Finally, a selection from a lovely stroll along the East Lyn River yesterday.

ImageEast Lyn River, Exmoor 07/01/18 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWatersmeet, East Lyn River, Exmoor 07/01/18 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAsh Pool, East Lyn River, Exmoor 07/01/18 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWaterfall feeding into East Lyn River, Exmoor 07/01/18 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEast Lyn River, Exmoor 07/01/18 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, I'll try and keep this thread updated for those interested.

Cheers,

Shaun
Last edited by Seamus on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 3:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: South West Landscapes- A beginner's perspective

Postby Berf on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 11:25 am

It's all about light, light, light, composition and processing. Have fun and get up early.
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Re: South West Landscapes- A beginner's perspective

Postby rjlaker on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 11:34 am

Lovely mate... Stand out ones are windy post cross and post bridge. Will have to join you sometime soon I think!

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Rob
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Re: South West Landscapes- A beginner's perspective

Postby Mike Dodd on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 3:45 pm

Very nice, I enjoyed looking at these. You've got me thinking I should do the same in my neck of the woods in Wiltshire!
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Re: South West Landscapes- A beginner's perspective

Postby Seamus on Wed 10 Jan 2018, 12:55 pm

Thanks chaps, appreciated.

Rob, I'll have to go back to Windy Post at sunrise, only time you can get both the waterfall and cross in frame without backlighting.

Cheers,

Shaun
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Re: South West Landscapes- A beginner's perspective

Postby Seamus on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 1:17 pm

In our wisdom, my friend and I have set ourselves the challenge to climb every Tor on Dartmoor this year, kicking off with a 10+ mile ramble that ticked off 11 (though perhaps more it subsequently seems) last weekend. Here's a handful of those we visited, the rest are on my Flickr for those interested.

ImageHeckwood Tor, Dartmoor 14/01/18 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGreat Staple Tor, Dartmoor 14/01/18 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLittle White Tor, Dartmoor 14/01/18 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageCox Tor, Dartmoor 14/01/18 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

We also paid a quick visit back to Windy Post Cross as it was on the route

ImageWaterfall at Windy Post Cross, Dartmoor 14/01/18 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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