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Devil Ray's

By phil_j  
Very many thanks for your support on yesterday's upload of the River Lyd at Lydford Gorge, I am so pleased that it went down so well, as I still consider that I have a lot to learn when it comes to landscapes and appreciate all your comments and thoughts.

Encouraged by that, I am uploading anothing image from the Gorge this evening, this time featuring one of the two impressive waterfalls that can be found within the gorge.

This is the Devils Cauldron, a dark and moody thunderous cavern, where the River funnels through narrow gaps in the rock as it falls through the valley, where it emerges here it is under great pressure and the noise is deafening.

With it being so dark, a long exposure (13 secs) was needed to capture the colour in the mosses and the red's in the rock, which resulted in the radiating pattern in the water.

I know it seems a little bland in the foreground, but I quite like it and I would be interested in your views.

Thanks again,


Tags: General Landscape and travel Night and low light

Voters: ValSaxby, ChrisStyles, pluckyfilly and 42 more

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ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2010 9:41PM
Oh Wow - this is so beautiful, I dont find it bland - the light is lovely- has a real mystical feel about it. val

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ChrisStyles 10 387 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2010 9:45PM
Very unusual,a stunning image.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2010 9:46PM
very nice rich tones behind the water a shot I may have missed had I been there - you did well to see its potential
G_Hughes 10 19
22 Oct 2010 9:49PM
I wondered what it was when I saw the thumbnail but its spectacular when viewed LARGE. Very well spotted.
22 Oct 2010 9:54PM
Not at all bland the colours youve captured in this are great.
soulofharmony 8 22 1 Norfolk Island
22 Oct 2010 10:02PM
outstanding !
akhtarkhan 15 4 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2010 10:10PM
Great image. Very effective lighting and wonderful detail.
22 Oct 2010 10:15PM
Beautiful lighting and very well exposed.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2010 10:22PM
came back for another look after we turned the main lights off and realised that the lighting is so complimentary to this image Smile

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
22 Oct 2010 10:36PM
Nice play with light and dark Phil. Well spotted.
Sean_Dillon 9 2 2 England
22 Oct 2010 11:33PM
Damn nothing bland about this, cracking shot.
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
22 Oct 2010 11:50PM
Your camera skills know no bounds Phil!
This is superb, a glorious blend of light and speed, the detail and colours are superbly captured and the rushing water is spot on perfectly balanced against the darkness, and acts as a spotlight for the whole composition.
Shorlisted as given UA already today.
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
23 Oct 2010 3:04AM
Stunning; wonderful POV.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
23 Oct 2010 6:16AM
Superb, Phil, what an amazing sight, very well captured. Carol
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
23 Oct 2010 9:30AM
Brilliant Phil - an amazing capture. Love the rock tones and the water motion.
23 Oct 2010 9:44AM
Stunning image great work well done.
23 Oct 2010 5:57PM
Fabulous work and a stunning image Phil !!
jase147 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2010 3:41PM
a belter , love this
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 Nov 2010 6:00PM
A top shot Phil, the light rays make this one stand out from the crowd

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