Tag Archives: Dartmoor

Tree at the cross – #ThursdayTreeLove – 64

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday Parul at Happiness and Food, asks that we share pictures of Trees.

This time a photo from a while ago.

‘Tree at the cross’, Dartmoor, 2015.Tree at the cross

Ken

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In the spaces in between – One word Sunday Challenge: Power

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own power post.

Some of you you may have guessed by now that I feel an immense sense of power, emanating from the earth when I visit these old stones, often in lonely places, on moors.

‘In the spaces in between’, Scorhill, Dartmoor, 2018.OWSPower

Ken

Camping at night – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Night.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic:

For this week’s challenge, I’m going for a darker subject: Night! Personally, I enjoy the look of shooting at night, as the contrast between light and dark is so pronounced. In your approach to this week’s theme, feel free to bring any old night into the light!

The first photo was the first time I had really explored shooting at night with the a6000 and as such this picture still has a warm place in my heart.  The subject matter may not be that good but it was fun beginning to explore the cameras capabilities at the time.  I have taken many better night shots over the years, but this brings a smile to my face.

‘Camping at night’, Dartmoor, 2014.Camping at night

The next photo is of St. Ives harbour, as many of you are aware, we just like it there.

‘Harbour nights’, St. Ives, 2018.Harbour nights

Ken

Italianate, hazy, entrance – A Photo a Week Challenge: Sunshine

This week Nancy has challenged us with the topic of ‘Sunshine’, saying:

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF SUNSHINE

So a few photos where the sunshine could have made, or broke the photos.  Shooting into the sun, sometimes you just have to do it.

‘Italianate’, Dyffryn Gardens, 2016.Italianate

‘Hazy sun’, Dartmoor, 2015.Hazy sun

‘Chun entrance’, Chun castle, 2015.Chun entrance

Ken

Moor lines – One word Sunday Challenge – Row

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own row post.

I thought I would use another ancient monument this week, no surprises there I hear some of you shout!  I don’t think I have used this location for a challenge before though, and it seemed very fitting for this one.

On Dartmoor there are many stone rows, this one is part of the ‘Merrivale complex‘ of ancient sites.  It is a double row, for an added bonus for this weeks challenge I feel.

‘Moor lines’, Merrivale stone rows, Dartmoor, 2015.Moor lines

Ken

Ancient tunes – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything Construction Related

For this weeks B&W challenge Cee asks:

This week the topic is Anything Construction Related.    This topic is quite huge.  See if any of you can come up with something way out of the box.

So my first photo is of an ancient roundhouse at Grimspound on Dartmoor.

‘Ancient Construction’, Grimspound, Dartmoor, 2015.constructiongrimspound

The second is of what a completed roundhouse may have looked like.

‘Roundhouse’, Lower Merrypit farm, Dartmoor, 2014.constructionlm

And finally as far out of the box as my thinking would take me, a photo of the room where my band Kantref recorded our album.  If you try hard enough you can see the notes floating in the air, the music and album are under construction, the photo taken at a moment when the construction workers have downed tools for a cup of tea.

‘Music Construction’, Old Schoolhouse, 2014.constructionmusic

 

Dartmoor – June 2018 [Fernworthy stone circle, Grey Wethers stone circle, Scorhill Stone circle, Shovel Down stone rows, the Longstone, Kestor rock, Dupath Well, and Torpoint].

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, here are some photos taken in June 2018 on a brief excursion to Dartmoor, and an even briefer foray into Cornwall.

Fernworthy stone circle, Grey Wethers stone circle, Scorhill Stone circle, Shovel Down stone rows, the Longstone, Kestor rock, Dupath Well, and Torpoint [132 Photos].

Gentle moment – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Gentle

In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks:

There are many times when a gentle touch works better than a sledgehammer, or when a gentle breeze is welcomed to relieve us from the heat. Accept this challenge and unleash your gentle current of creative flux to come up with some apt images and posts! I am curious to see what you will create this week!

So I am currently working on a set of pictures from a visit to Dartmoor in June last year – this is a 3 photo stitch of the most graceful stream, flowing under a simple bridge, in a gentle land, near Scorhill stone circle.  Dartmoor is not an area I usually think of as “gentle”, but on this day, at this time, and in this place it was.

bridge