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  • Dartmoor Photowalk 19 Lower White Tor & Wistman's

    This week the weather was going to be a challenge, whilst it was fine and dry for most of the day rain was forecast for early afternoon so I packed waterproofs and set off earlier than normal hoping to beat the rainÖ.. I had set my sights on Lower W...0


    22 May 2022 9:55AM  |  Read


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  • Dartmoor Photowalk 18 Grimspound and Hookney Tor

    This week the weather was once again photo-friendly with some clouds in the sky and no rain forecast. I decided to take my Bronica SQ-Ai out to Grimspound I loaded a 6x45 back with Fuji Provia 100F and fitted a masked screen so I could frame accurate...0


    15 May 2022 9:37AM  |  Read


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  • Dartmoor Photowalk 17 Scarey Tor and a Swordfish

    This week the weather was a bit more photo-friendly with some clouds in the sky but a forecast of rains in the afternoon. I packed my Fujifilm GFX 50S Digital Medium Format camera and headed for North Dartmoor up on to Belstone Common via Scarey Tor ...0


    8 May 2022 9:43AM  |  Read


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  • Dartmoor Walk 16 Venford Falls and Bench Tor

    This week the sun was high and the skies were clear so I decided to go to Venford Falls with my Bronica SQ-Ai to try out a new 6x4.5 back. As the falls are in a deep gorge I thought the clear blue skies wouldnít matter. The weather forecast gave clou...0


    1 May 2022 9:22AM  |  Read


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  • Dartmoor Walk 15 Beardown Man via Lydford Tor

    This week I finally went out to Beardown Man to see the great Menhir the weather was good for such a walk, clear with good clouds and not too hot. I went via Beardown Tors and Lydford Tor, out to Devilís Tor which is where the great Menhir stands. As...0


    24 Apr 2022 9:39AM  |  Read


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  • Dartmoor Walk 14 Ditsworthy Warren House Plus.....

    This week I was planning to go out to Beardown Man to see the great Menhir but the weather had other ideas, there was fog and drizzle form the start and I couldnít see more than 50 yards on the high ground so I headed for the lower ground of the Gutt...0


    17 Apr 2022 9:32AM  |  Read


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  • No Datrmoor Walk, Devizes Instead + Vixen Tor

    This week I hadnít been able to get out for a walk on Dartmoor because I was up in Wiltshire for a work reunion to say cheerio to my former boss. This involved some drinking on Tuesday evening therefore on Wednesday morning I needed to kill some time...0


    10 Apr 2022 9:45AM  |  Read


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  • Dartmoor Walk 13 Sittaford Tor & Grey Wethers

    This week I went out to look for the Grey Wethers Stone Circles and went on to Sittaford Tor. Once again I took my Fujifilm GFX 50S as well as my X-T2 for those grab shots along the way. The weather was fine with some haze early but the skies got bet...0


    3 Apr 2022 9:56AM  |  Read


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  • Dartmoor Walk 12 Holwell Tor from Saddle Tor

    This week I was on my own for a gain, I went out to Holwell Tor from Saddle Tor via Emsworthy Rocks to shoot that lone tree. I took my Fujifilm GFX 50S as well as my X-T2 for those grab shots along the way. The weather was fine but the sky was cloudl...0


    27 Mar 2022 9:54AM  |  Read


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  • Dartmoor Walk 11 Gt Links Tor and The Dunnagoats

    This week I was on my own, I took the Bronica SQ-Ai up to Great Links Tor via Lower and Higher Dunnagoat looking for some compositions for a project I am doing. I was shooting Kodak Portra 160 but replicating the shots on digital with my Fuji X-T2s, ...0


    20 Mar 2022 9:33AM  |  Read


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  • Dartmoor Walk 10 Honeybag Tor from Bonehill Rocks

    This week the weather was kinder to us, the rain was not due until mid afternoon so we decided to get out on the open Moor for a change for a short (ish) walk over to Honeybag Tor via Bonehill Rocks, Bell Tor and Chinkwell Tor. Although there was no ...0


    13 Mar 2022 9:43AM  |  Read


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  • 2022 Dartmoor Photowalk 9 Burrator Reservoir Again

    This week we decided to go out to Sourton Tors near Okehampton, they are an interesting set of rocky outcrops that are actually one large Tor despite the plural in the name, however, when we got to the car park we couldnít see the Tors for the thick ...0


    6 Mar 2022 10:34AM  |  Read


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  • 2022 Dartmoor Photowalk 08 Ivy Tor & Rifle Range

    This week rain was once again on the forecast and Mrs T was injured so I was on my own for a wet and muddy hike along Belstone Cleave in search of Ivy Tor and the remains of the infrastructure at the site of the old Rifle Range. Ivy Tor. Old Rifl...0


    27 Feb 2022 9:38AM  |  Read


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  • 2022 Dartmoor Photowalk 07 Burrator and Longstone

    This week heavy rain all morning was on the forecast so once again, rather than hike over the high moor and see nothing, Mrs T and I decided to visit Longstone Manor Ruins at Burrator Reservoir to try to get out of the worst of the rain. Longstone M...0


    20 Feb 2022 10:28AM  |  Read


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  • 2022 Dartmoor Photowalk 06 Wistman's Wood

    This week fog on the high ground was the order of the day so rather than hike over the high moor and see nothing Mrs T and I decided to visit Wistmanís Wood to take advantage of the foggy conditions. I took the Bronica MF Film kit along for the ride...0


    13 Feb 2022 10:19AM  |  Read


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