Thursday, 20 October 2016

Autumn Sunrise over Dartmoor

What a beautiful morning today.  There was mist in the valleys and clear skies above.  A quick jaunt up Pork Hill to Cox Tor car park and I couldn't help myself; I had to stop and take a photograph of the dawn over Tavistock.  I wasn't the only one.  A fellow photographer was just finishing before going on his way.  We exchanged nods and smiles; words unnecessary.

Great Mis Tor was showing off as usual, drying out in the low sun and throwing a huge shadow over the Staple Tors.

Having a wilderness on your doorstep is such  a privilege.

Dawn over Tavistock from Pork Hill

Sunrise over North Hessary Tor and Mast

Mistor Pan Rock Basin - Royal Forest Boundary Marker on Great Mis Tor

Dartmoor Abstract - land and clouds reflect - or is it just me?

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Tavistock Goose Fair 2016 - Funfair Colour Fest

An brief visit to Rowlands Fairground at Tavistock's Goose Fair last night allowed me to top up on more night colour scenes.  They're addictive.  The patterns and colour clearly appeal to the OCD in me.

Tavistock Goose Funfair 2016
Tavistock Goose Funfair Dodgems 2016

Tavistock Goose Funfair Dodgem 2016
Tavistock Goose Funfair Waltzer 2016

Tavistock Goose Funfair Waltzer 2016

Tavistock Goose Funfair 2016

Thursday, 6 October 2016

The Milky Way from Our Back Garden

Such benign weather we are having; a truly golden Autumn, with warm sun and crunchy leaves.  We have also had some beautiful night skies and shooting stars.  I had my first attempt at photographing the Milky Way from our house; we are so lucky where we live.

Milky Way from Tavistock

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Crystal Clear Day for Abbot's Way on Dartmoor 2016

What an absolutely glorious day for the annual Abbot's Way walk across Dartmoor -Buckfast to Tavistock along the paths marked by ancient crosses for the monks who travelled between them.