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Summer Solstice, Roos Tor by Alex37 Summer Solstice, Roos Tor by Alex37
The longest day of the year has been and gone and I spent much of it out photographing. Typically as soon as I got onto the moor the clouds rolled in. A long wait kind of paid off at Roos Tor. I am not exactly sure on this one, but until I have decided what to do with it I thought I would post it here!

(Rule of thirds eat your heart out, not intentional, but I did notice when I got it on the computer!)
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CookieofDestruction Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of my first trip to Devon, walking up those hills and past old quarrys, but the view on top of those hills were worth it. When I went I was complaining in my mind about seeing 'rocks'. but when i stood on top of the hills with the tors, I realised the beauty and finding out about the history of Dartmoor just magnified it! Plus this picture is just amazing! I wish the views looked like this when I went, but it was raining... but I still don't regret any of it.
(sorry if you don't get what I'm saying, I'm terrible with getting my point across)
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
FEATURED [link] :sun:
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ogiedomane Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
featured [link]
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taffmeister Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot. Excellent compositionand packed with detail. Very nice.:D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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taffmeister Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome.:D
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Eruwyn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:rose: I have featured this in my journal. :D Here-[link]
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Febo-theRealOne Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
for me it's clearly a great shot. no suggestions or critics. just clapping!
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is wonderful, beautiful shot as always. I love the range of colours you capture in your work. :clap:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, I like colour :)
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JCapela Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing capture :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: Nice one, young Squire. It seams some folks
don't know how long Man has been working the Land.
The majority of landscapes these day are man-made,
one way or t'other :D A belated Solstice Blessings :clap:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, ignorant fools!
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
They're either members of one of the two new sub-species of Human:
Homo sapiens fucitallus or Homo s ignoratus
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nothing of great interest for me here I'm afraid - it seems like the sunstar is the only redeeming feature - it's a pile of rocks and an unlit valley filled with agriculture ;)
Well done for getting up and out on the earliest morning of the year though.

Well captured and processed non the less.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Sunset :P

I dont know, manybe I'm weird, I can understand the comments on the foreground, but not really the feilds. What's not to like about the rolling green hills of Devon?
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I am surrounded by fields and I have seen enough of them. They are man-made...
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
True, but I think they are now part of the landscape. Anyway you seem to have a fir share of the man made, so I dont quite understand the comment:
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You really are a strange sort Alex - fancy going through my gallery to make yourself look right and attempt to make me look an idiot! I expressed an opinion, which was my own, only mine. I was refering to fields which are, to me a scar on the landscape (I was of course generalising). I live in Hampshire and for miles around are fields. "The rolling hills of Hampshire" to use your quote about Devon are mearly farming fields which happen to undulate with the contours of the natural geology of these parts. They are ugly and detremental to the natural ecosystem and that is all I am reminded of when I see them - sorry.
Yes, I have many pictures of "man-made" structures in my gallery and tons more in my personal collection. I do not claim to be a strictly natural landscape photographer which is a claim I belive you make for yourself?. You will also notice that most of the examples you so wastingly link me to are actually deteriorating and derelict structures which have a certain "nature reclaiming" sentiment to them which is why I choose them as subjects. On a few occasions (again only my opinion) I find something which is agriculture but also truly beautiful such as the recent poppy field images but as you will note I go and use interesting conditions and lighting to my advantage unlike this image of yours....(and I am only refering to THIS image before I inadvertently start another debate!)

I really don't understand why you are so willing to negatively critique other peolples work on DA (something which I have not only learnt to tolerate from you but also accepted and learnt from, yes I actually appreciate it!) and then take offence to any negativity you receive?

I meant no offence by the comment I left on this image but if you would rather not have my opinion Alex then I am perfectly happy to stop watching your gallery. It's up to you. if I have miss- judged this situation then I appologise but to me this is how it seems and without being able to sit down over a pint and chat about it I can only judge.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Jake I would never do that, it's a shame that you would think I would, but I only set out to make people look like idiots when 1. I hate them 2. They really deserve knocking down a peg 3. They deserve it. Since you fit into none of those categories....

"I do not claim to be a strictly natural landscape photographer which is a claim I believe you make for yourself?" Nope, just strongly biased towards lanscape photography. Ideally there wouldnt be signs of man in my images.

"You will also notice that most of the examples you so wastingly link me to are actually deteriorating and derelict structures which have a certain "nature reclaiming" sentiment to them which is why I choose them as subjects." Likewise I see feilds as part of the landscape. Its a shame you dont like them, they remind me of home, and a simpler life, not the conquest of man over nature.

"as you will note I go and use interesting conditions and lighting to my advantage unlike this image of yours...." that feels a bit agressive :(

"I really don't understand why you are so willing to negatively critique other peolples work on DA (something which I have not only learnt to tolerate from you but also accepted and learnt from, yes I actually appreciate it!) and then take offence to any negativity you receive?" Well I do defend my right to give my opinion on a critique, its not a one way process. If I critique an image and someone counters my opinion I often learn something.
Secondly I dont take offence unless I feel the comment is personal, which in this case I didnt.
Finally, in this specific case, I was poking fun and implying that you were hypocritical. Your point of criticism of feilds was that they were man made, not some deep seated dislike, so I decided to point toward man-made images in your gallery in the hope that you might 1. have a chuckle or 2. clarify (which you subsequently have)

One of the problems with my somewhat brash persona on this site is that people can take me a little too seriously. I get sick of putting smilies on the end of sentences!

We would get on just fine if we met. There is a reason I get away with some of the comments I make on Steve's work, and that is, he knows what I am like!

I do value your critique very highly Jake. You are 1 of about 10 on here who are willing to do so and yours is one of the opinions I look forward to the most.

I apologise for being rude when I have been, or otherwise ignorant!

:hug:

Alex
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
"Ideally there wouldnt be signs of man in my images" Idealism? I agree with that - we should move to Scotland....
They are nice fields as fields go - can you imagine what farming looks like in the states? My boss did some work experience over there harvesting and farmers regularly got lost in a field and had to be directed out via radio from a spotter plane! But no, Hampshire has ruined any appreciation of fields for me.
"that feels a bit agressive" oh yeah I'm a complete arsehole!!

"I get sick of putting smilies on the end of sentences!" I second that but they do help, our language is too subjective.

Appology accepted mate, I think you already know how much respect I have for you work?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
no, do tell :D
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
obviously "it" there means "seeing shots like this". Duh
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, worked that out :P
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
This is great...I never get chance to shoot stuff like this and always enjoy it
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Andy. Flights over to Plymouth arent too expensive you know if you can find the time!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
firstly im surprised by this image from you.....knowing your quest for uncluttered landscapes unmarked by human hand..again not a particularly special image....
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:O

Not special I know, but I do like it. I'm trying to fight my natural instinct to reduce things down too much now. I want to capture wider, more expansive veiws where I can. I'm still learning!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
i see....
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Inara28 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous shot - I feel like I am there just looking at it.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
Stunning view Alex and well captured too:-)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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SoraMidori Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
England is beautiful. Can't wait to visit someday and see it myself. The best part is the stones in the grass. Reminds me of home.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
sure, you'd love it :)
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Rebacan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
I can place myself there in that moment which speaks volumes for the image. :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
What an amazing view, you've done well Alex :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers Drew
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
Good stuff indeed. Anyway to blend back in detail in the sun?

aF
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
no, the sun was really quite feirce I am afraid. I have darker exposures, but none which hold the highlights
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
aye, i know how that goes. silly sun :-P
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a2udoank Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
a lil bit different from your shots Alex, a different composition.. I love it..
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
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RickyLP Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
perfect.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Random101Girl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thats gorgeous!! :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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Random101Girl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :D
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