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Haytor arabesque June 2021





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annmor Feb 18
Congratulations on winning!
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rockmanzym Feb 19
Thank you very much - a big surprise!
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steveleiken Feb 20
Congratulations. Excellent image.
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MRueffer Feb 20
Congratulations! It’s very artistic
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heringart Feb 20
Congratulations. Beautiful image on many levels.
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Behind The Lens

The photo was taken in Dartmoor National Park behind the large tor of Haytor Rocks. Devon, SW England.
A 45 minute drive to catch the sunset. After a walk up the hill my friend and I sat to watch the setting sun. after a few landscape only shots my friend decided to do her "signature" pose - an arabesque. With the sun just clipping the curve between her body and leg around 20:25 I took this shot.
The aim was to capture the distant hills and valleys with the shadows racing across them as the sun set. The light was changing constantly.
The shot was taken with a Canon 7D Mark II with my favourite 17-40mm Canon lens. I used a remote shutter release and the. camera was mounted to a Manfrotto tripod.
This was a popular spot for me to capture sunsets but the first time for my friend; the silhouette of the dance pose and the sun's position in the sky gave me a chance to take that unusual shot.. not preplanned but spontaneous.
I corrected the white balance and pretty much the rest is out of the camera.
In my camera bag
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 17-40mm, Canon 70-200mm, Sigma Art 85mm. Spare batteries and remote shutter release.
Safety.. rocks can be slippery as the sun descends and the dew starts to form in the cool mountainous air. Always look for that "different" shot - be inspired but don't copy!

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