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Sheeps Tor, Autumn by Alex37 Sheeps Tor, Autumn by Alex37
In early autumn I made a brief sortie back to Devon, and decided to head up to Sheeps Tor overlooking Burrator Resevoir at dawn. I actually took a beginner photographer along, who seemed to enjoy the experience, but maybe missed out a bit on a lesson, I abandoned her as the light started to improve!

In early autumn it is best to go for wider views, the top of the trees are first to turn so you can find some autumnal colour a couple of weeks before the lower leaves turn.

The locals on here may recognise this as a bit of a classic view. Sadly I couldnt find an alternative of the main stones that was even close to this, save perhaps a portrait alternative.

I do find the breacken to teh bottom right to be a bit of a compositional deadzone, but overall I am happy with the shot, fortunate conditions to get considering I only have 1 morning to play with!
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Sandy515 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
composition doesnt work for me at all......
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm suprised you said that actually Steve, but thanks for the crit. anyway

Alex
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
why...
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I have always found you fairly open minded to non classic composition, and I felt this worked
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lakemans Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
I disagree with your deadzone comment. This time of year the bracken adds a real tone and atmosphere to shots.
Dont you think so? It shows the true cycle of the moor. Life, death then life again and all that.
I know this view as me and my brov climb sheeps tor and end up in the meavy inn!!
Im so desparate to get burrator ressi in a still frozen winter mist.......gggrrrrr
Great view from a great location.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
deadzone as in static shape, not literally dead, obviously I too like the colour of the dead bracken!
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GregArps Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
I really like that soft, pink sky. The sky looked just like that here yesterday, but I didn't get the chance to take any photos sadly. :+fav:
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Andyw01 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Hi Alex. Two great submissions. I particularly like the pink sky and the overall balance of this picture. The sheep track through the bracken creates a nice leading line, which then lets you explore the rest of the picture.One small issue I have is that the light seems a little flat probably due to the fact that the sun hasn't come up yet, at least it doesn't look like it has. Otherwise superb as usual.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, thats right, the sun isnt up, but it takes a long time for the sunrise to touch these rocks at this time of year, it would have been too harsh by then. Of the two images this is my favourite. Thanks

Alex
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
nice photo :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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Simply-Simon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Many fine memories bought back by this wonderful view of Sheep's Tor
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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poetcrystaldawn Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
I love the fact that when I was searching for the sheeps, the white spots on the rocks began to look like them.... :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
haha :D
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Sandy33311 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
I love this. Beautiful colors. I don't consider the bottom right a "deadzone". It's a great counterbalance to the sky and the colors there tie the entire photo together. :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much, I dont think its a major issue, but I was quite aware of it as I took the shot.
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It's beautiful :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you sir
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kulten Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009   Photographer
As usually very proper capture. Lovely light and details.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Great to see you around Alex.
Beautiful pink in the sky, and the main stones on the left make a great foreground anchor point. I do agree with you on the deadzone to the bottom right, but it's nothing major at all.

:lol: Imagine running off from the poor girl for the light... would have had to do the same though.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
To be fair, its not like she was paying me, and I defintiely taught her a fair amount, even if I wasnt looking over her shoulder helping her out!
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Yeah I was only kidding, a lucky beginner to learn from yourself, she must have been chuffed.
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
I love the image. It is one of the unusual kind because of the "dead zone", but it also gives it a nice contrast or dynamic. I really like it.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Alban :)
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LAPoetry-n-Photo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work! This is a beautiful capture of autumn.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot
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misterchokola Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Great pic :D
I particularly love the stones, the different colours and the lake :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, I think the pink sky is very important to the shot.
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rossco666 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009   Photographer
hey quality shot, im heading down to Burrator res over Christmas, im going in search of the old ruins, should be cool
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, its a lovely area, enjoy it.

Alex
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justeline Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hey Alex! So good to see you again! Lovely shot, hope you're doing great!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm doing good thanks, busy making new friends, playing rugby, going out (a lot) and generally enjoying myself. It seems a shame to abandon my friends on here though, and I must do some more photography!Thanks :hug:

Alex
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pestilence Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Long time my friend :)
Happy to see a submission of yours, and well done as always! :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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