Tag Archives: Dartmoor

Looking up – Sunday Trees – 378

For this Sunday’s trees challenge from Becca I thought I would choose a photo taken last year in Fernworthy forest on Dartmoor.

‘Looking up’, Fernworthy, Dartmoor, 2018.TreeFern



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.


Scorhill – Photo for the Week – 11 – Textures

In this weeks challenge Bren asks:

For this week’s challenge, I thought I would choose the subject of Textures. . . Your images can be images that show texture or an image where you’ve added a textured overlay.  It doesn’t matter, just as long as we can see the texture.

So below is a picture of Scorhill stone circle, taken on our trip earlier to Dartmoor, a series of photos I am long overdue editing.  It is a 2 photo panoramic stitch, and has been layered up with quite a few textures.



Cee’s B&W challenge this week is that of ‘Perspective’, so here is a shot taken in the gardens of Coleton Fishacre during our July trip to Dartmoor and the surrounding area.  This is one of those photos that just happened, and I am not at all sure why I walked into the centre of all this bamboo and took it, but I am glad I did.Bamboo

Other entrants to this weeks challenge can be found by visiting Cee’s pages here.