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Watersmeet, Exmoor.

By UrbaneMagick
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

Tags: Forest Waterfall Waterfalls Woodland Rivers Forests Exmoor National trust Watersmeet Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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Comments


mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1372 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 4:22PM
Lovely sense of a private, secret place.
Moira

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rayme330 Plus
4 17 1 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 4:40PM
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
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 4:45PM
Wonderful image Gareth great composition and you have captured the movement perfectly IMHO.

Hugh
Tibetan 3 3 England
21 Aug 2012 4:53PM
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
Humblebee 3 1 England
21 Aug 2012 5:24PM
Beautiful capture, love the way the water tumbles down and over the rocks - is the poem about a mermaid by any chance? Carol GrinGrinGrin
21 Aug 2012 5:40PM
Hi Carol..good thought..I was thinking perhaps one of the "Sirens" that used to lure sailors to their doom.
carper123 Plus
4 744 8 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 6:21PM
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
21 Aug 2012 6:57PM
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
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
21 Aug 2012 7:02PM
Lovely magical water, Gareth Smile And the perfect poem to go with it.

Welcome back SmileSmile

Andrew
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
21 Aug 2012 8:52PM
Welcome back Gareth, wet feet on this one? That's what tripods are for... so I'm led to believe.

Dave
fazzer Plus
6 50 7 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 8:56PM
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
clintQB 4 51 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 8:59PM
Ey up. nice to see you back...great shot, nice movement in the water and good composition...very good
21 Aug 2012 8:59PM
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
21 Aug 2012 10:20PM
Hi Gareth. A fantastic image and poem
Jim
1881 3 India
30 Aug 2012 6:21PM
E X C E L L E N T.


- SANJEEV -
30 Aug 2012 6:42PM
thankyou Sanjeev Smile
bornav 4 India
3 Sep 2012 9:13AM
Hi Gareth,
Beautiful image and nice use of slow shutter speed!
3 Sep 2012 5:25PM
Thankyou Bornav, very much appreciated.Smile

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