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West Country Jungle

West Country Jungle
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-06
Categories: River
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 II, UV + Circ. Polar.
Exposure: f/22, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-05-07 13:03
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I spent the day yesterday following this river through an unspoilt area of ancient woodland on Dartmoor National Park, Devon. This is one of those few pockets left in the UK that hasn't been interfered with by man in anyway, and sits in a deep cleft between two heavily forested and steep hills.
It was hot, humid and extremely lush with new green growth, about as close to a tropical jungle you can get in England!
I got very wet legs taking this...;o)

shot in RAW and converted to jpeg then resized for TN

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-07 13:13]

Hello Paul,
You have out done yourself this time Paul, this is absolutely goregous. Excellent exposure and depth of field results in this wonderful landscape image, very well done Sir.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-07 13:20]

Hi Paul . This is a very good shot. Rich colours and good lightining. the stream takes you into the picture. very well done.
TFs Nick.


You have once again outdone yourself. Top marks all around.


Hello Paul,
I like very much this fairy-like landscape. Excellent mood.
Best greetings,

Hi Paul.
Getting your legs wet, worthed the effort.
This is just the kind of places I like, I am sure in autumn lovely fungi can be found here ;)
Lovely low POV offering a beautiful centered prespective. The simetry is well broken by the stones on the right.
I dared a WS and adjusted to my taste, hope you dont mind.
Best regards, Felipe.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-07 18:45]
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Hola Paul,
preciosa foto,
los detalles son maravillosos,
los tonos excelentes,
buen trabajo...

Ah, this looks like where I live. It is often hard to find enough variety of shape and color for an interesting shot, but you did well. I like the strong foreground elements, the reflections on the water, the wonderful crooked trees and the light in the distance drawing the viewer in. Nice work.

Evelynn : )

Hi Paul.
Beautiful light and composition. the leaves on the rock in the FG are a great into to the image. Very well done.
Regards, Steve.

dear Paul ,
very nice landscape with good light.
composition is nice.
well done.

Hi Paul,
What a wonderful photo. This is something I've been looking for for a long time. I hope to see it one day. I love the splendid details and lighting in this photo. The exposure really suits the scenery. I do see you used two filters. You got some vignetting from the CP lens in the corners. I've experienced that also when at 18mm or wider. Just a tip, never stack two screw-in filters with wide angles.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-09 14:44]

Hello Paul, what a beauty fantastic photo, you managed to capture this momment perfectly. the collors and composition are amazing, great POV and sharpness, wonderful BG..well done..

Hello Paul,
My favorite type of photo!!
great composition with POV, great natural colour and clarity.
very very well done
you are good!!!

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