Autumn leaves gathering on the natural wiers of a side channel to the River Dart, which runs alongside an ‘eyot’ or ‘ait’ (river island) below Buckfasleigh, South Devon.

Pentax K-X
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens (at 18mm)
Pod beanbag camera support
Cromatek 81b warming filter
Cromatek circular polarizer

6 seconds

Pseudo-HDR from 3 split_RAW processed 16-bit TIFF files (-2, 0, +2 ev equivalents) in 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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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 3 years ago

    how beautiful … a magic, magic place!!!!!!!!! Love the beautiful soft focus on the stream!!!!!

  • Thank you ever so much for your very encouraging comments lois and for adding it to your favourites:) I do love this place:)

    – phil hemsley

  • This was my second trip there top take photos this autumn – took a mate along who I was teaching some landscape photography to, he is a kayaker too and said that normaly he would have walked over this side channel to get into the main bit of river and not given it much attention – but when he stopped and looked around properly on this occasion he realised the charm of it:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 3 years ago

    Good for you!!!! Wonderful to have helped open his eyes to the beauty around him!!!!!

  • moor2sea
    moor2seaabout 3 years ago

    Lovely movement in the water :-)

  • Thank you ever so much for the encouraging comment:)

    – phil hemsley

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago
  • Wow! Thank you ever so much for featuring this image Kira:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Neutro
    Neutroabout 3 years ago

    Splendid work!!!

  • Thank you ever so much Neutro:)

    – phil hemsley

  • KatieP
    KatiePabout 3 years ago

    Sooooo magnificent – it looks like somewhere fairies would hide! Congratulations!

  • Very grateful for your encouraging words KatieP:) Thank you

    – phil hemsley

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenabout 3 years ago

    Well done ona well deserved homepage feature

  • Thanks very much for your kind comment – it’s been an amazing autumn and still lots of colour in the trees down here in the not so windy places:)

    – phil hemsley

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

    Many CONGRATULATIONS on your fabulous home page feature,
    STUNNING work,
    regards Ann

  • Thank you so much for your encouraging comments Ann:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Azzurra
    Azzurraabout 3 years ago


    MARTISTICabout 3 years ago

    A beautiful capture of a beautiful place. Nice and evocative.

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