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Tavistock in Devon by Alex37 Tavistock in Devon by Alex37
Tavistock is my nearest town and where I did most of my growing up, both at home and boarding school. It also won English Market Town of the Year 2007 (for those of you with a thirst for random facts).

Yesterday evening and today were my first times out driving on my own. I have decided that driving makes this laughably easier! I think I am just going to budget a lot of money for travel when I get my paycheck!

I couldnt have hoped for better conditions, I turned up at 4.30 and just watched the mist drift around and the light levels rise whilst listening to The Eagles. Great way to start the day.

Very minimal preocessing, no saturation.
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Destro7000 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011   Digital Artist
It's funny how photography can make hellish places seem rather pretty. Nice pic. :D

Obviously I haven't a great respect for Tavistock itself though!
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rosekampoong Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it Ur galery
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the clouds and the mists blend together, yet are separated definitively by the color. Great, great shot!
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BurningScream Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Very, very nice shot >.<
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly
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rossco666 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009   Photographer
i love tavi, my partner was born there and i have frinds that live just up the valley in gunnis lake, the view is overwelming. great work fella.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot
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Mystic-Cat-Goddess Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Pleasant misty scenery :-)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks the colour in the sky was perfect too :D
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PonyFierce Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
:wow: very impressive capture :D Looks like a fantasy land

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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, mist does give that magical quality to the landscape
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've featured this piece in my journal [link] :)
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Taikata Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awh! i remember seeing fog like this through france in teh early hours of the morning, my camera wouldnt take the photo's unfortunately.. i jsut had soem cheap thing,
youve caputired it so well! it looks so peaceful and clean, i love it!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much
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Febo-theRealOne Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
great photo. beautiful area! love the soft contrast of early morning. what exactly mean Market Town award?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah well in the UK many of the older towns formed around a market at their center. Basically it just means that it was voted to be the best amongst these hundreds of towns.
Thanks

Alex
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Febo-theRealOne Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
thanks for explaining. we have something similar here in Croatia too. cheers Alex
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SoraMidori Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
I love the soft colors.

In the thumb I thought it was water and mist.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Andrew-Dewar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student Photographer
Amazing, love the depth of field in it. Looks like a decent area.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, its gret here, thanks
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lakemans Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
"preocessing", whats that then? is it really hard to get the hang of? :)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
shud up yous
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Excellent work Alex! I need to find some places like this for sunrise shoots soon. I have the car so I need to get my act together and get out there some more. Thanks for inspiring me yet again :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks drew, my pleasure
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009   General Artist
beautiful shot, and congrats on the driving :nod:
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
cheers Dan, its good having wheelz!
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009   General Artist
no probs :D Whats the first car of choice?
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nissan Micra 1.6 in silver. Its a nippy litle car, I like it.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009   General Artist
cool, have fun mate :D
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yamiyalo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent idea travel is a blast and even better if you are single
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
or if you find someone else who wants to travel like you :) Thanks
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yamiyalo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
well my wife loves to travel but work and kids do not
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Hiddenplanet Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
I visited Tavistock quite a few times. This photo is georgious. Instant :+fav: here :)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :)
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xRiStJaN Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
so wonderful!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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NikolitaNiko Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woooooow! Really no editing? :jawdrop: It's so beautiful!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I didnt say no editing, but the changes made are small, the light was unbeleiveable
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NikolitaNiko Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah ok. Sorry for my misunderstanding, I thought it looked like there was no editing ;). It is a gorgeous picture regardless. :D
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Eeconyn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
I live near Tavi - you make it look so pretty! :lol:
All the clouds on the moors are so magical. :heart:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Most of the clouds on the moor are absolute ****ing **** ***** ****ards but otherwise yeah :D

Thanks very much

Alex
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another-deviant Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
awesome view :heart:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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karliashi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful shot,:heart: I love how the mist just hovers over the town. I remember flying over england at that time in the morning, and seeing pools of mist speckled across the land, this reminded me so much of that. :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I would surely love to see that! Thanks

Alex
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eye-of-tom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Fantastic shot mate! Lovely lines and textures in this. Welcome to the world of driving around madly chasing nice light around the countryside. You'll find it doesnt matter how fast you drive you just can't quite keep up with the setting sun hahaha.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Tom. I've actually found that at the moment I am arriving way to early. I have got used to taking an hour to get to a destination that now takes 15 minutes
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eye-of-tom Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Ah well thats definitely making the most of it, good to hear in a way. Always better to be there early predicting the light. As they say, if you see nice light you're already too late hah.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
I have yet to see these amazing low mists, and I cannot wait for that morning. Another great shot, love the subtle colours, and the sense of tranquility.
Glad you're enjoying the driving, it does make photography a whole lot easier. :D
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