Painted is the Occident by phil hemsley


Small (23.2" x 15.4")

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“The gloaming comes, the day is spent,
The sun goes out of sight,
And painted is the occident
With purple sanguine bright.”

Alexander Hume(Story of a Summer Day)

Twilight across Sutton Harbour, Plymouth (Devon) – looking towards The Barbican.

Split-raw processed pseudo-HDR created using:

Pentax Digital Utility 4.0
Photomatix Pro 3.26
Adobe Photoshop 6.0

Pentax K-X
Pentax SMC/ DAL 18-55mm lens @ 32mm

f/8 and 0.7seconds (at ISO-200)

(camera rested on harbour wall +2 second timer)

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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  • Neal Petts
    Neal Pettsabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful colours Morpheus and excellent reflections

  • Huge thanks for the great comments and favouriting – cheers Neal:)

    – phil hemsley

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 4 years ago

    what a fabulous sight!


  • I am ever so grateful for the comment dinghysailor1 ! The day had stated out a far cry from such weather and I am now glad that I finally decided to take the camera along in my work bag in the end… just in case the sky got pretty later – ha:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you ever so much for your encouraging comment Clare:)

    – phil hemsley

  • MsLynn
    MsLynnabout 4 years ago


  • How very kind of you to say so MsLynn :)

    – phil hemsley

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholabout 4 years ago
    • Nicely done indeed :-)
  • Thanks ever so much for your great comment Bradley:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Kathy:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 4 years ago

    What a fabulous scene! Love the colours, the light, and the striped clouds!

  • How very kind of you to say so Mel – I really appreciate your encouraging comments:)

    – phil hemsley

  • robigeehk
    robigeehkabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful. Very painterly. Great capture of the streaking clouds reflected in the water.

  • I am ever so grateful for your comments on this and for adding it to your favourites too:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezabout 4 years ago

    stunning work dude! :)

  • Ever so kind of you to say so Yhun – really appreciate the favouriting too:)

    – phil hemsley

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