Autumnal leaves adorn the eddylines along a side channel around an eyot or ait (river island) on the River Dart near Buckfastleigh in Devon.

Pentax K-X
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL (at 18mm)
Kodak tripod
Cable release system

High Dynamic Range image from 3 RAW exposures at f/8 (-1.5, 0.5, 2.5 ev) processed with Photomatix Pro 3.26
Finished in Adobe Photoshop 6.0



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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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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 3 years ago

    WOWzer Morpheus. You’ve really caught the beauty and colour of Autumn season here.

  • Thanks ever so much for your delightful comment Don:) I was so pleased to be able to catch this shot after thinking about the potential for some time. We have been so lucky with this Indian Summer the last few days. My recent trip up to Combestone Tor and looking over the Upper Dart valley was equally breathtaking. I feel so lucky to live in an area of outstanding moorland, rivers and hills.

    Thanks so much for adding it to your favourites too:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 3 years ago

    What a gorgeous scene, the reflections, fringes of coloured leaves, and superb framing win me over!

  • I am very grateful for your encouraging and thoughtful comments Mel, I think the recentish training day I had with legendary landscape photographer Joe Cornish made me open my eyes to and think deeper about a lot of things, still so much to learn and practice, but I am relishing the journey of it – thank you so much :)

    – phil hemsley

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work… Congratulations on your feature October 4th 2011!

    Please, don’t forget enter this work in our October Featured Members Challenge
    Thank you!
    Good Luck

  • Wow! That’s wonderful – thanks so much Evita:)

    – phil hemsley

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago
  • Superb news – thank you so much for featuring this Kira:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 3 years ago

    I’ve found the same, if you can spend some time with people who have knowledge to share, it does help a great deal! Looking forward to more!

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenalmost 3 years ago

    Click the banner to congratulate your Fellow Artists

  • Wow! Thank you ever so much for featuring this Rosehaven:) Cheers!

    – phil hemsley

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 3 years ago

    A wonderful low-light scene. Beautiful work!!

  • Very grateful for your encouraging comments Mieke – thank you

    – phil hemsley

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you ever so much for you comment Lorilee:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    OCTOBER 6th, 2011
    ► See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Wow! Thank you ever so much for featuring this Mary:) Cheers!

    – phil hemsley

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 3 years ago

    Many Congratulations Morpheus From DSLR Users Group
    Outstanding Artwork.
    I’m so happy to let you know you’ve been Featured in the group for DSLR Users.
    Just click the banner picture to take you to the features page.

    Your Feature is richly deserved and I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead that’s full of artistic opportunities.
    All the best and may you get many visits, favs and comments and hopefully SALES:-)
    Regards, Don. Host of DSLR Users Group

  • Wow! Thank you ever so much for featuring my work Don – I really appreciate it and the encouraging comments:)

    – phil hemsley

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