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The Secret of the Sea by phil hemsley

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‘…my soul is full of longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me’

(from The Secret of the Sea by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Winter sunset at Heybrook Bay in the South Hams area of Devon, UK.

Pentax K-X
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens
Cromatek 3-stop ND Grad
Cromatek 81b warming filter
Cromatek circular polarizer
Bilora Stabilo 1115 tripod


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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  • phil hemsley
    phil hemsleyalmost 3 years ago

    Best viewed large :)

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago


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  • Wow! thank you ever so much for featuring my work Kira :)

    – phil hemsley

  • Roger Mann
    Roger Mannalmost 3 years ago

    What a testament to the power of the waves – magnificent and moody.

  • Thanks very much for your thoughtful and encouraging comments on this one Roger – it is a fascinating beach and I am sure I will be back there again soon doing some exploring :)

    – phil hemsley

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 3 years ago

  • Wow! Thanks ever so much for featuring my image Sarnia2. It is a most compelling little cove to meditate in and explore :) Such an ancient feel to the place :)

    – phil hemsley

  • JulieKing
    JulieKingalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you ever so much for your great comment Julie :)

    – phil hemsley

  • CRose
    CRosealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your well-deserved Feature! Your Host: CRose 03-21-12

  • Wow! thank you ever so much for featuring my work CRose :) It is a wonderful place to spend time in :)

    – phil hemsley

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Thanks very much for the encouraging comment Tracy :)

    – phil hemsley

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    Magnificent view so well presented! Congrats on the PL&T feature!

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS, how gorgeous!

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