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_ “Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.”_

Amos Bronson Alcott

Dappled light upon the swift waters of the River Ashburn in Whiddon Scrubs on Dartmoor

Technical info:

Pentax K-X
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens

Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head

Cromatek circular polarizer

Aperture = f/13
Exposure durations = 1/8th, 0.5, 1/30th seconds
Focal length = 21mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Spot-metering pattern
Manual focus

HDR from 3 RAW files (manual bracketing) – using Photomatix Pro 3.27

Finished in Lightroom 3.6 and Photoshop 6.0


river ashburn, waterleat, ashburton, dartmoor, national park, waterfall, whitewater, phil hemsley, morpheus71, whiddon scrubs

An emerging landscape photographer based in Totnes, South Devon, UK – Phil Hemsley (a.k.a. ‘Morpheus71’ – from his graffiti days) is incredibly lucky to live between stunning beaches and fantastic moorland – he loves walking in the moors, climbing the cliffs and catching waves.

He is passionate about using visual imagery to capture the emotions, atmosphere and action of his subjects. His highly detailed work reflects his passion for rich light, colour and contrasting textures.

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