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
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