The River Dart Estuary. by rodsfotos

The last mile or so of the mighty River Dart in Devon UK., taken a couple of weeks ago from an elevated viewpoint some 250 feet above the river at the ancient historic port of Dartmouth.

As you look towards the estuary as the river narrows the ancient fortified Kingswear and Dartmouth castles sit each side of the river,still armed with the cannon that protected the port back in Elizabethan times during the war against the Spanish.

Not sure how much of the detail you can appreciate at this viewing resolution but I was amazed at the detail in that patchwork of farming fields more than a mile away when viewed full size.

Nikon D300
18 -70 zoom at 31mm
CP and G1 Grad filters
AP F11 @ 1/40sec
Manual WB @ Sunshine


  • Jadon
    Jadonover 6 years ago

    A lovely shot, makes you wanna go there Rod, plenty of detail can be seen on the enlarged version mate….

  • Thanks so much Jason, just wasn’t sure how the detail in a wider view would show at this low viewing resolution,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • Lynda   McDonald
    Lynda McDonaldover 6 years ago

    it’s really a gorgeous view Rod, the fields look like a patchwork quilt and the water is such a soft blue blue,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,very nice scenic

  • Thanks so much Lynda, I’m pleased you described the fields as like a patchwork quilt, it’s just the way I always feel when I see them from this kind of distance,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 6 years ago

    I concur with my learned colleage Jason, super in the larger view Rod. Wonderful detail, great narative and a wonderful view …

  • Hello Tom, thanks so much my friend, I wouldn’t want to be there today though, horrible wet and grey today,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    absolutely wonderful place and great capture, I love this place, have sailed up here a few times, wonderful!!!! Agatha Christie used to live in a house whose garden went right down to the Dart. Saw her one day. Huge ships go up here laden with wood on the spring tides, it isn’t deep enough at any other time. The bore is absolutely fantastic to see. hugsxxx

  • My word Hilary, you are well informed, it is indeed a beautiful river and the trip up to Totnes is a must do on a fine Summer’s day, the timber yard at Totnes has now closed so we don’t get those big cargo boats anymore,it must have been a thrill to see Agatha Christie in her garden at Greenaway House,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • jacqi
    jacqiover 6 years ago

    A beautiful scene Rod – real Tourist Board stuff!

  • Thank-you very much Jacqi, they don’t pay me enough though, lol.,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesover 6 years ago

    I am like Lynda, the fields with the patchwork look and the water is just beautiful…Lovely place! great work…

  • Thank-you so much Dottie,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 6 years ago

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 6 years ago

    Wonderful view Rod that shows off England’s green and pleasant land to perfection. Does the old chain ferry still run across the river? I concur with Jason that the detail in those fields is excellent. Excellent photo. Best wishes, Peter

  • Thanks so much Peter, yes the chain ferry is still there and the lower one with the tugs tied to floating pontoons as well, they must be some age now,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 6 years ago

    So beautiful Rod, gorgeous colours in the far off fields

  • Thank-you very much Lyn, it looks so pretty on a fine day but today is wet and windy so it’s the last place I’d go,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

  • shanemcgowan
    shanemcgowanover 6 years ago

    a magic moment in the making such landscape ever.

  • Thank-you very much Shane,
    Regards, Rod.

    – rodsfotos

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