Autumnal Light, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, United Kingdom

Photograph by Phil Hemsley

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”The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.

Don’t go back to sleep.”



Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi  (13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.)


Early morning autumnal light, a few minutes after sunrise and in a break between the rain showers – looking from the breezy western slopes of Mel Tor.

The Upper Dart valley lies in the penumbral shadows, below Sharp Tor lies Rowbrook House, with Bench Tor opposite.

Holne Moor is the higher ground on the left side of the valley.


Pentax K-x

Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens (at 18mm)

Hoya circular polarizer

Aperture = f/9.5

Exposure = 1/8 second

ISO =200

Pseudo-HDR from 4 split-RAW processed 16-bit TIFFs (-2.33, -2, 0, and

+2ev equivalents) using Photomatix 3.26.

Finished in Lightroom & Photoshop

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