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Haytor Vale
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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: 2007-08-25
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar + Cokin Grad.
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-05 12:58
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Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

this another view from the same spot as my first post from this area. These Granite outcrops are numerous all over Dartmoor, and as you can imagine most of the local buildings are constructed from it. I found the below in Wikipedia, which i thought was quite interesting:

'Granite could be considered a potential natural radiological hazard as, for instance, villages located over granite may be susceptible to higher doses of radiation than other communites. Cellars and basements sunk into soils formed over or from particularly uraniferous granites can become a trap for radon gas, which is heavier than air.'

hopefully this isn't an issue in this area..

thanks for looking

Jamesp, nglen, mirceax, gracious, Silke, marhowie, pankajbajpai, Evelynn, SunToucher, Kathleen, Argus, NellyD has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To mirceax: Thank YouPaulH 1 09-06 12:15
To Evelynn: Sorry :o)PaulH 1 09-06 11:47
To claudine: Hi Claudine.PaulH 2 09-06 09:12
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Hi Paul
Beautiful, peaceful landscape. Very good composition with a granite block on the right. Beautiful sky
I like it very much
Best wishes

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-05 13:54]

Hi Paul

You have captured the lanscape beautifully. The cloud formation really adds to the shot.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-05 13:59]

Hi Paul. You are a master of landscapes you must take me out one day and help me to achive some beter shots, somthing like this. great dtail and colours. the clouds help to make this one. well done.
TFS. nick..

PS how did the new lens go.

Hi Paul,
Very beautiful and peaceful landscape.The colours and composition are perfect.

What an amazing scenery Paul! This is a very good perspective with great colors saturation, DOF, POV and composition. Your notes are also much interesting as I didn't know that granite could be hazardous. It reminds me of a radioactive substance that is present in the mountain close to where I live; it is called radon (in French) sorry, I don't know the English name. I am lucky not to live too close from the mountain but some houses which are, have to be checked for radiation level... Thanks,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-05 16:07]

Hola amigo,
una maravilla este trabajo,
excelente pov y bellos colores,
un panorama magíco,
saludos Paul.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-09-05 18:14]

Bonsoir Paul,
Superbe photo,l'endroit est mistyque et très joli.


Great depth, love compo.


Hello Paul,
nice to see another beautiful landscape photo of mountain!
good clarity, well saturated colour, and details
well composed and well seen

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-06 0:33]

Beautiful landscape with great stones and sky.

Lovely image Paul.
What a great sky..I like the clouds that seem to form the perfect backdrop for your subject. The colors, details, exposure, and depth are nothing short of perfection..really :)
Well composed,
Very well done!

hello paul,
another fine landscape shot, the blue sky with whie clouds look very beautiful nice pov, very well composed,
well done,
tfs & regards

Oh man! ... now something else to worry about! Thanks!! : )

The photo is super with that marvelous wide angle depth of field. It's a wonderful balanced composition with the clouds on one side and the granite out crop on the other.

Stacking filters didn't seem to have any adverse effects. I've been warned not to do it on digital cameras. : / Who knows?

Evelynn : )

Hi Paul,
Another stunning photo from this area. I particullary like the way the clouds add so much more depth to the photo. Your created a wonderful composition where your low POV made the rock formation look huge. I also like the view behind the rock showing the wonderful british landscape. Great work on the exposure and clarity.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-07 1:32]

Ahhhhhhhh -- this is fabulous! This is not the rain-drenched May landscape that I remember from many years ago -- this is so much friendlier!
superb colours, details and composition

hi paul,

makes me think of "braveheart".beautiful view!and very calm emotions!!!!

Hi Paul.
Your coastline and geology images are amazing, wow. Love the use of clouds here to really make impact of these rocks, pin sharp front to back, wonderful view through to the horizon, superb.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-07 7:30]

Hello Paul,
The composition of this landscape is excellent, the wide angle giving the clouds a superb perspective, almost drawing the granite rock away into the vanishing point.
The rock itself has a beautiful lighting, with the patern of weather cleavage showing up well and a little reminiscent of the man-made construction at Machu Pichu in Peru.
Nice to view!
Tfs and have a nice weekend!

Hi Paul,

This is a very beautiful landscape you've captured here and I like the cloud formation, it looks really impressive.
Beautiful colours, good sharpness, composition and details.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-09 3:28]

Hi Paul,
Fabulous shot of this landscape with an outstanding cloud and rocks formations. Superb lighting and an excellent POV to portray this beautiful setting and very nicely composed. Kudos.

and so to you..classic earth portraiture with good and strong imagery well connected to the landscape..the sky is a magic bonus giving a canopy feel and dynamism..

i visited brimham rocks yesterday but didnt get that sky!!


hello Paul

beuatiful landscpe ,plenty of nice colours

the composition with the rocks of and old wall on the blue and cloudy sky is perfect



Hello Paul,
This is a fine, well balanced composition with this great feeling of depth!
The slowly rolling hills in a distance, the blue sky with the fluffy clouds... All very beautiful!
Pablo -

Just a stunning photo with superb composition. Everything in it leads the eye into the distance... Colors are exquisite and the detail and depth to die for. Very well done.

TFS, Mish

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