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topsyrm’s latest blog : 52 for 2021 week 34 dartmoor and some film shots

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52 for 2021 Week 34 Dartmoor and some Film shots

29 Aug 2021 10:28AM  
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This week’s Dartmoor jaunt took us to Yar Tor then over Corndon Down to Corndon Tor then across to Sharp Tor. Once again I was not joined by Mrs T but had a friend along for the walk, Jonathan.
Yar Tor.

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The Heather was in full bloom on the way up to Yar Tor.

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Yar Tor is a much bigger Tor than it first appears, it has many rocky outcrops that stretch away from the first crest.

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As we were at the first crest some Pony Trekkers came over the top heading for Sharp Tor.

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We headed away from Yar Tor towards Corndon Down passing yet more rocky outcrops being grazed by some Sheep.

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We passed some Ponies on Corndon Down whilst heading up to the Memorial Cross.

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They joined us!

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I decided to set up the Bronica Medium Format Film Camera for a shot of the Memorial.

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The resulting shot on Kodak Portra 160.

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We headed on up to Corndon Tor.

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Again a deceivingly large Tor.

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From Corndon Tor we went back across Corndon Down and headed for Sharp Tor.

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There is a small tree growing in the gap in the rocks on top of the Tor.

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I decided it was worth a shot on film so set up the Bronica again.

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I made this shot on Kodak Ektar 100.

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After lunch on the Tor we set off back to the cars passing this dead tree on the way.

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On the last climb out of the valley up to the cars we had a different view of Sharp Tor, that tree is obvious from this direction.

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I did also shoot a comparison shot of the Heather on Yar Tor using the Bronica Portra against Ektar.

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I think the Ektar is more vibrant but for most shots on Dartmoor I think the Portra’s rendering is more appropriate.
That’s all for this week folks.

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Bronica SQ-Ai
Dartmoor Photowalk
Medium Format Film
Yar Tor
Corndon Tor

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johnriley1uk’s latest blog : up to some monkey business

johnriley1uk's latest blog : the cameras with the wonderful lenses

Up To Some Monkey Business

26 Aug 2021 3:35PM  
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An invitation came through to visit and photograph Trentham Monkey Forest, so Sue and I packed some light camera kit and off we went down the M6. Sue was using the Pentax K-3 with 18-270mm lens and I had the Canon R5 with the new 70-200mm f/4. The review of the Canon lens is now live on ePHOTOzine.
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It was a great day for the purpose, not too sunny so no horrible shadows to deal with. We were greeted by Matt:
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and then let loose into the forest, where the monkeys were critically observing the humans that passed by. Actually, they just might have been more interested in finding scraps of food, tumbling out of trees and picking fleas off each other.
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Photographically, it’s good fun and definitely worth a visit, otherwise probably a great place to take the kids. Just at the moment there are nine baby monkeys, so plenty of “aah” factor!

Many thanks to Monkey Forest for the opportunity.

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