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Had a tough time recently with finding some good light to photography by. With the possible exception of a lone shot from Boscastle, I have not taken anything decent in longer than I can remember.

So there I was, on the hill overlooking Sheeps Tor and Burrator, in the driving rain, as the sun bust from the clouds. Finally I was in the right place at the right time - a rainbow an added bonus. But I was fighting the camera - trying to keep it dry and point it in the right direction, trying to get the *&^$%^ filter on the camera without it getting any (shot spoiling) drops on the surface.... I found my new 0.9 ND grad too strong, and had to go back to my old (broken) 0.9 ND filter for a more pleasing effect, but could I get this in the slot??? I could see yet another opportunity slip through my fingers. Suddenly 4 months of pain and frustration came out and I lost my temper, and told my camera just what I thought of it....

I was shouting rather loudly as I finally got the shot. Apologies to any other photographers on the surrounding hills/counties/planets for the language!

This is the view made famous by the film War Horse. I'll have to actually watch it now....

"I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor"
- Steven Spielberg - The Times Weds Jan 11th 2012

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:17-40
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Nov 2012 - 5:17 PM
Focal Length:19mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:0.8sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Rainbow Horse
Username:mattw mattw
Uploaded:8 Nov 2012 - 12:54 PM
Tags:Burrator, Chruch, Dartmoor, Devon, Landscape / travel, Moor, Rainbow, Reservoir, Sheeps tor, Sunset, Weather
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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 12:58 PM

Driven to distraction Matt Wink but worth a the f!!!!!!!!!!s ect. Excellent moors light.
Ron.

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 1:16 PM

I'm sure it was was worth all the effort and frustration and it looks great

Brian...................

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 1:59 PM

fantastic light and composition! Certainly worth any word in mandarin you might have used Tongue
Being a moron regarding extra effects, I don't really know what you need a ND filter for here. Never had one Smile

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mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 3:37 PM

Thanks everyone.

Annette - 'ND' stands for 'neutral density' - the 'ND Grad' filters are effectively clear at the bottom, and a neutral grey at the top, so they allow me to balance the exposure between ground and sky (and don't effect the colour balance)

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
8 Nov 2012 - 4:52 PM

stunning photo great looking landscape and lovely rainbow well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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eviemay
eviemay  4 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 - 5:19 PM

Typical - you wait ages for one rainbow then two come along at the same time....worth the wait. Malc

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 5:56 PM

A beautiful scene. Superb capture.
Ant.

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