in all its moods... by phil hemsley

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“I have seen the sea when it is stormy and wild; when it is quiet and serene; when it is dark and moody. And in all its moods, I see myself.”

~ Martin Buxbaum

Transient light from a setting sun finding a way through the moody sky and the offshore sleet showers – Heybrook Bay, Devon, UK

Heybrook Bay is in the ‘South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’

Pentax K-X
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens (at 18mm)
Hoya Circular polarizer
Bilora Stabilo 1115 tripod


pseudo-HDR (from 3 Split-RAW processed TIFFs at -2, 0, +2ev equivalents)
using Photomatix Pro 3.26 and finished in Adobe Photoshop 6.0

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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  • JulieKing
    JulieKingabout 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous. :)

  • Thanks ver so much for the encouraging comment and fave:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful light as always!!!

  • Thanks ever so much for your generous comment:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsabout 3 years ago

    Stunning capture Phil.

  • Thanks ever so much for that Richard :)

    – phil hemsley

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago

    03-01-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • I am ever so grateful for the feature for this one Kira! Many thanks for that :)

    – phil hemsley

  • GrahamCSmith
    GrahamCSmithabout 3 years ago

    Great shot – I love the colours.

  • Thanks ever so much for the encouraging comments Graham – cheers!

    – phil hemsley

  • Marco Borzacconi
    Marco Borzacconiabout 3 years ago

    No matters how long I’ll try, I’m quite sure I’ll never reach this perfection… Beautiful!

  • Thank you very much for your encouraging words Marco – good luck with your photography :)

    – phil hemsley

  • Kymie
    Kymieabout 3 years ago

    Love the light and colour definition on those rocks

  • Thank you ever so much Kymie – thinks the moody light helped with the details – a really fascinating little cove this one :)

    – phil hemsley

  • Ercan BAYSAL
    Ercan BAYSALabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful view,nice shot…

  • Thanks ever so much for your encouraging comment Ercan :)

    – phil hemsley

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...about 3 years ago

    Holy Gorgeous!!! Fantastic image. Love the details and the colours and the textures and the lighting.

  • Than you ever so much for your very encouraging comments Hany :) Very much appreciated

    – phil hemsley

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you ever so much the feature for this one Philip! I am very grateful for that :) I am very pleased to have had the chance to do some photography at this great location on a couple of occasions in a range of interesting weathers and light :)

    – phil hemsley

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