This is the field above the Meldon Reservoir car park, Okehampton, Devon, in the Dartmoor National Park. Taken from the carpark at Meldon Quarry. I have tried to take this before but I only had the 18-55mm then and it was too far away!

Canon 500D Tamron 70-300mm

The row of trees on the left are these which go all the way down to the edge of the reservoir.


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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 4 years ago

    gorgeous light and composition – so beautifully seen !

  • I love it down round there, and those trees running down on the left are so old. Thank you.

    – Squealia

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    Whoa. Stellar!!!!!
    Love the composition sooooooo much…it’s like we’re walking down one hill and up the other and then turning back to enjoy the countryside we just left…LOVELY!!!!

  • The first time we went there we walked from the carpark I was standing in and over to the reservoir, it’s about 1/2 hr walk just to get there, so now we normally just park by the reservoir and walk round that instead! However today I was pushed for time and wanted to try my had at getting blurred water and knew of a small waterfall near the quarry carpark hence why I was there! Thank you for your kind comment.

    – Squealia

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Celia…Ilove that winding path

  • I’ve never been up there! We usually cut in from the left! as we tend to walk around the reservoir! We intend to explore the otherside of the water more though!

    – Squealia

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    It looks like a beautiful place, Very nice image!

  • Thank you Ellen

    – Squealia

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    Varinia - Gl...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful image, so calming. I got lost in that national park lol

  • Yes I can imagine! A bit scary getting lost out there too as the weather can change really quickly!

    – Squealia

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderover 4 years ago

    Wonderful light and rich tones in this, Beautiful!!!

  • Thank you Ric

    – Squealia

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    OOOOo Celia!!!! Here we go … I’m standing on the hill right beside you … and I’m spreading my wings and floating gently over this magnificent landscape!!!!! Glorious rich color and such beautiful light!!!!! AHHH!!!! No, don’t call me back yet … I’m having way too much fun up here!!!!!!

  • Thank you Lois, flying would be the easiest way! Those hills puff me out! I walked a fraction up one today, (puffing and panting hard, I’m so unfit!) to get some height on this shot, but it just wasn’t right so after trying several locations took this one from near my car!

    – Squealia

  • mum2milo
    mum2miloover 4 years ago

    Wow Celia, this is magnificent, what a wonderful image and a stunning scene. I dream of being somewhere like this :o) xxx

  • LOL well by coming back to teh UK we had no ties, and although some of Kent is beautiful, I didn’t want to go back there, so one of Devon’s pluses was the beautiful countryside, although there are some wondeful places in Kent I’d love to go back and photograph now I am back in teh UK!

    – Squealia

  • mikebov
    mikebovover 4 years ago

    beautifully captured
    Dartmoor is one of our fave places

  • Thank you, just the hills puff you out when you are unfit! Thank you!

    – Squealia

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot … love the road winding on the right and the hills folding in the foreground

  • Thank you Bruce

    – Squealia

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