As we move into October and the peak of the summer colours fade I wait patiently for the onalught of Autumn... and wait and... wait. It seemed this year the seasonal change wasn't going to play ball and in a flash it came and went, yet again we had a wild goose chase on our hands! Each major woodland on Dartmoor seemed to peak at different times which ristricted my movement somewhat, however I took my chances when the weather was right and just made it through with enough footage. From previous …

The rivers and streams of Dartmoor play a massive part in the landscape and so we wanted to make sure we got some great footage of them. I decided to visit Hisley Bridge in Lustleigh Cleave, a location I'd never visited before. I went in overcast conditions as this is usually the best weather conditions to shoot in woodland because of the even diffused lighting. I took a little time over selecting a composition and during an earlier visit that month I discovered how slippy some of the rocks …

Colly Brook Primroses

Primroses on the Colly Brook. Over the years I have got to know the best spots, but this was a new one.

One of the seasonal cues for spring are the flowers that appear on Dartmoor. The best flowers to photograph are the primroses, that come out in late march, and the bluebells which come out in late may. In the past I have photographed the Primroses along a nearby stream (the Colly Brook) many times so I was looking forward to producing the timelapse. It was pretty awkward getting this timelapse set up due to the confined space I was working in but it worked out in the end. One … [Read more...]