Houndtor Rocks by lezvee

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This is just one of the sections of Houndtor on Dartmoor, Devon, which is a fantastic rock pile that is said by some to have been the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s book ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’. It is an example of one of Dartmoor’s ‘avenue tors’ as it consists of two separate rock masses which lie on a north-westerly alignment. The highest point of the tor is on the south-westerly pile which stands at 1,358ft (414m). The name was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as ‘Hundatora’ and is thought to have taken its name from the animal name ‘hound’ as the shape assumed by the blocks on the summit have been weathered into forms resembling the heads of dogs. One may need a little imagination. I will be posting more pictures of Houndtor later on.

Camera used: Nikon Coolpix 3200


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I live in the UK and in 2011 when I joined Red Bubble,started experimenting with different settings and angles. I enjoy finding suitable pictures of flowers, Scotland, reflections, lamps and seats and have now branched out into different subjects.
In 2013 I finally realised my dream of visiting Australia and New Zealand. Whilst there I purchased a Pentax camera so have been able to expand my portfolio of flower macros among other new and exciting subjects.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    Wonderful light and shadows, great rocks.
    You should add this to some groups

  • Thanks – I put it into the H competition.

    – lezvee

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