“There are no words to express the feelings that induce a sailor to offer fervent prayers when he sees this mark of sympathy expressed by his fellow men. Suddenly he sees that he is no longer alone in the midst of the ocean waves: he sees that people are caring for him with paternal solicitude”
Lt. Lavrentiy Alekseyevich Zagoskin 1839
Returning afternoon sunlight at Start Point (Devon) – as squalls beneath huge Cumulo Nimbus clouds retreat to the east.
Start Point is a promontory in the South Hams district in Devon, England, grid reference SX832370. Close to the most southerly point in the county, it marks the southern limit of Start Bay, which extends northwards to the estuary of the River Dart.
The rocks of the point are greenschist and mica-schist, formed by metamorphism of Devonian sediments during a period of mountain building towards the end of the Carboniferous period.
The name “Start” derives from an Anglo-Saxon word steort, meaning a tail.
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Panoramic stitch of 2 High Dynamic Range images
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens
Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head
Hoya circular polarizer
Aperture = f/16
Exposure durations = 1/15, 1/60 and 1/180 second
Focal length = 18mm
ISO = 200
Each HDR image was created from 3 RAW files (manual bracketing) – using Photomatix Pro 3.27
Panorama created in Microsoft Research’s ICE (Image Composite Editor)
Finished in Lightroom 3.6 and Photoshop 6.0