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Ello folks hope your';e all well & good Smile ,

We returned from Exmoor a day early..yikes what a week, rain & mist all of the week...until coming back yesterday when the sun shone!!

Not a lot of pictures to put up at all...in fact, not many at all, as weatehr was soo poor, that this photo itself was taken yesterday before we left.

Watersmeet is a series of small waterfalls that meet the sea.

It is a National Trust site, twixt Lynton & Lynmouth, we went here for a cream tea before we left (yum Smile ).

I finally remembered to take a tripod with me, so therefore have been able to use a long exposure succesfully for a change.

Anyway, I look forward to going through all of your photos..starting now Wink
...here's a woodland poem that I thought rather nice :

Rock and root and fern and flower
They had led him for an hour
To the inmost forest, where,
In a hollow, green with moss,
That the deep ferns trailed across,
Fell a fall, a presence fair,
Syllabling to the air,
Charming with cool sounds the bower.

It was she he used to know
In some land of Long Ago,
Some far land of Yesterday,
Where he listened to her words,
And she lured him, like the birds,
To her lips; and in his way
Danced a bubble or rainbow-ray,
Or a minnow's silvery bow.

Round him now her arms she flung,
And, as dripping there she clung,
In her gaze of green and gold
He beheld a beauty gleam,
And the shadow of a dream,
That to no man hath been told,
Like a Faery tale of old,
Rise up glimmering, ever young.

As his form to hers she drew
In his soul, it seemed, he knew
She was daughter of a king,
Hate-transformed into a fall
By a witch; long-held in thrall,
And condemned to sigh and sing
Till some mortal find the ring,
Charm, that would the spell undo.

In a pool of spray and foam,
With a crystal-bubble dome,
Suddenly he saw the charm:
Newt-like, coiling, there it lay
Could he seize it he would stay,
Master all! and, white and warm,
Clasp the princess in his arm,
Lead her to her palace home!
He would free her; share her crown.

So he thought; and, bare and brown,
Clove the water at a blow.
But, behold, a mottled form,
Like a newt's, stretched out an arm,
Crimson-freckled, from below;
And before his heart could know,
With wild laughter drew him down.

Take care & catch up soon y'all.

Gareth Smile

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D1x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Aug 2012 - 2:45 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Watersmeet, Exmoor.
Username:UrbaneMagick UrbaneMagick
Uploaded:21 Aug 2012 - 3:37 PM
Tags:Exmoor, Forest, Forests, Landscape / travel, National trust, Rivers, Waterfall, Waterfalls, Watersmeet, Wildlife / nature, Woodland
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 4:22 PM

Lovely sense of a private, secret place.
Moira

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 4:40 PM

Nicely captured and well presented, Gareth.
Shame about the weather on your hols. but I'm sure we'll see some more gems from you.

Ray

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morpheus1955
21 Aug 2012 - 4:45 PM

Wonderful image Gareth great composition and you have captured the movement perfectly IMHO.

Hugh

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
21 Aug 2012 - 4:53 PM

Good photo Gareth glad you took the tripod it paid off handsomely with this shot like it well done, regards Leon, poem goes nicely with it!.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
21 Aug 2012 - 5:24 PM

Beautiful capture, love the way the water tumbles down and over the rocks - is the poem about a mermaid by any chance? Carol GrinGrinGrin

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2143 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 5:40 PM

Hi Carol..good thought..I was thinking perhaps one of the "Sirens" that used to lure sailors to their doom.

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3116 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 6:21 PM

Glad your back Gareth, and with a cracking image, bet you was one of those photographic holidays that cost a bombTongueWink. Anyway, love the composition and your newly found long exposure skills, back with avengence arent you.
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2143 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 6:57 PM

Hi Darryl.... think it's the only photo that isn;t a fmaily snap..weather was dire !!

will have th eodd upload, but hopefully something more interesting come december Wink

Ha photographic holiday..wouldn;t it be nice to afford one Smile...perchance to dream Smile

Good to see your'e well matey....

Gareth

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 7:02 PM

Lovely magical water, Gareth Smile And the perfect poem to go with it.

Welcome back SmileSmile

Andrew

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41116 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 8:52 PM

Welcome back Gareth, wet feet on this one? That's what tripods are for... so I'm led to believe.

Dave

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 542 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 8:56 PM

dude well done on the tripod front that 1second exposure has given the water a great texture for this shot,bad luck with the crappy weather at least next time you have a holiday in good climate you'll appreciate it moreWink
j

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clintQB
clintQB  351 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 - 8:59 PM

Ey up. nice to see you back...great shot, nice movement in the water and good composition...very good

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2143 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 8:59 PM

hey Dave & Jeremy.

hows you guys?

Ahh water was in flood Dave, so too strong a current ...thus taken from a bridge..would have liked to have got the whole of the log in otherwise Smile

Definitely right with the appreciating the weatehr next time.

I'm going to have a long weekend in Fez as a treat at the end of the winter.,.just on my tod for photogrpahy.............. least there will be sun!!

Gareth Smile

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canonfan
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21 Aug 2012 - 10:20 PM

Hi Gareth. A fantastic image and poem
Jim

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1881  2 India
30 Aug 2012 - 6:21 PM

E X C E L L E N T.


- SANJEEV -

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UrbaneMagick
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30 Aug 2012 - 6:42 PM

thankyou Sanjeev Smile

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bornav
bornav  3 India
3 Sep 2012 - 9:13 AM

Hi Gareth,
Beautiful image and nice use of slow shutter speed!

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2143 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 5:25 PM

Thankyou Bornav, very much appreciated.Smile

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