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By philhemsley      
“Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated ... Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible.”
(Paulo Coelho)

Transient sunlight dapples the riverbanks in places, as the slowly drifting waters of the River Tavy pass beneath Denham Bridge on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.

Denham Bridge is an old packhorse bridge near Buckland Monachorum. It is a Grade II listed building. A bridge existed on this site in medieval times but the present structure probably dates to the 17th Century, although considerably repaired in 19th Century.

The deep pool below the bridge is a popular wild-swimming location.

Pentax K-x
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens
Cromatek Circular Polarizer
Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head

Focal length = 32mm
Aperture = f/8
ISO = 200

High Dynamic Range image from 3 RAW exposures (1, 4 and 8 second exposures)

Processed in Photomatix Pro 3.26

Finished using Photoshop CS2, Topaz Clarity and Lightroom 3

Weather conditions: Cloud-base touching the summits of the hilltops surrounding the valley, very fine drizzle and occasional bursts of transient light

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richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
26 Jun 2013 9:31AM
Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
26 Jun 2013 7:12PM
Beautiful muted colours, love your title

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