Shot for the Day (09 March 2019)

Last morning in Devon for a while and the weather was meant to be bad. As I drove towards Dartmoor the fog was think and almost impenetrable. I ended up getting lost on the moors after taking a wrong turn. However, once back on track, the fog gave way to clear skies around Haytor.

Leaving the car in the nearby car park, situated a short walk from Haytor,.  The imposing granite stack was covered in lichens and mosses, holding an imposing position over Dartmoor.  Apparently, these rocky granite outcrops, or tors, were formed over 280 million years ago.

Shot for the Day (02 March 2019)

Hopes Nose, situated close to Torquay on the southern coastline of Devon, was not somewhere I had been before.  Fortunately, the light was decent and the tide was compliant, albeit somewhat frisky. From the water’s edge, Ore Stone island is visible below the rising sun. My daughter joined me on location for this shoot. It was a treat to share such a lovely view with her.

Shot for the Day (20 September 2017)

Clouds rolled in at the last minute to obscure the setting sun over the tiny village of Ardroil, on the Isle of Lewis. I had this huge expanse of sand all to myself with the exception of the occasional dog walker. I had decided to camp a few miles away in a place called Kneep, to capture the 4am sunrise the following morning, which turned out to be an error for two reasons. Firstly, the Kneep campsite was pretty awful, especially in comparison to the wild camping at Ardroil. Secondly, the rain started to fall after the sun dropped and the next day was a wash out.

Shot for the Day (01 September 2016)

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Walking between Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton over the weekend, in south Devon, I spotted this interesting rocky outcrop.  The sun was beginning to drop to my right and threw an captivating shaft of light across the scene.  The tide was washing close to the top of my Wellington boots and I had a camera bag full of kit precariously balanced on the rocks next to me.  I had just enough time to grab a couple of shots before having to clamber up the rocks.  Definitely worth it.