To the north west of Feather Tor stands an ancient and rugged granite cross known as either the Beckamoor Cross or more romantically the Windy Post and Windy Stone. For centuries this lone cross has stood upon the bleak moorland with just the murmuring Grimstone and Sortridge leat for company.

Legendary Dartmoor

A 3 shot HDR (-0.7 to 0.7) tonemapped in Photomatix 4 then cropped and enhanced in Photoshop CS4

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Tamron 10-24mm @ 10mm
ISO 100
Handheld
1/60 sec at f/11

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Comments

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    this is absolutey stunning!!!

  • Thank you for your lovely compliment Charmiene

    – Neal Petts

  • laurav
    lauravover 3 years ago

    Great landscape capture!

  • Thank you so much for your compliment Laurav

    – Neal Petts

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture and processing Neal.

  • Thank you for your kind compliments young sir :)

    – Neal Petts

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 3 years ago

    Young Sir???

    You had better go to Specsavers. LOL.

  • Young at heart then Richard ;)

    – Neal Petts

  • Richard  Cubitt
    Richard Cubittover 3 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you so much Richard

    – Neal Petts

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting Polly

    – Neal Petts

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 3 years ago

    That’s great!! I love it!!! Where is it??

  • Thank you so much for the compliment. The cross is located just outside of Tavistock, Devon, UK

    – Neal Petts

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting Audrey

    – Neal Petts

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    wonderful scenery and capture dear Neal, that cross looks so sad.x

  • Thank you so much Catherine, it’s probably sad because of the hundreds of years worth of Dartmoor wind and rain x

    – Neal Petts

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting Sarnia

    – Neal Petts

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