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A place ive been to many times but never with any success...

Staple Tor is incredibly accessible and one of the most photogenic tors geologically so getting it to yourself can be difficult...

Pretty much everything fitted into place for this shot, there had been thick cloud all day that seemed to break readily in the high wind so the chance of some good cloud at sunset and a gap in the clouds was promising. I headed to the western side of the moor watching the weather as i drove. After looking at a few different locations i decided that the rocks at Staple tor would frame the setting sun best..
The contrast of the light was difficult to balance i used a .9 soft grad and also bracketed shots to blend later.

Shot on the western side of dartmoor at Staple Tor
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:iconthamesalligator:
ThamesAlligator Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome work..
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
thank you
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sj-fotografie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sehr schön :)
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sahtanoj Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
beautiful
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JustinGSinclair Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow this is perfect!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
thanks im glad you like it
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photocrafter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
What a great image! gorgeous.
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:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
thank you
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful art has been featured in my new journal [link]
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
thank you very much indeed!
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drawforever41 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I love the colors, the light, just Magnificent♥
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:iconbabynuke:
babynuke Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is stunning! :) The way the sun draws these straight narrow beams of light is cool!
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WCSallySally Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Have you ever thought of taking the HDR lighting from your images and making it available to people doing 3D animations and images? ... because it adds to an image .. and the 3D arena is competitive .. as is photography.

It is just a thought ...
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
im sorry i don't quite know what you mean?
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WCSallySally Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Sorry ... I am talking about HDR lighting ... what you can capture from your photos in Camera Raw, and applying those HDR settings to other images!

It is not hard, but I don't know how to explain it much better, as I have not done it, just Google HDR lighting in 3D animation ... might be easier to understand in your native language.
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anerev92 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
great:)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
thank you
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anerev92 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
you're welcome:)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
Magic lighting and compo mate, well done! Would love to hear your work-flow procedure if you wouldn't mind sharing :)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
cheers drew...hmm well ill give it go in a note ...keep it simple quite often works best when the light is right....
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Alex37 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have to say Steve, I really dont like this at all. The colours and contrast just seem a bit weird. The stack on the right is also distorted, which given that its so familiar to me, leaves me feeling a bit uneasy. I dont like having a go but this one just doesnt work for me.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
i can appreciate that...i have other comps and other edits.....
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mutrus Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Amazing photo :clap:
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
thank you....
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sory4lovin-you Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
thats is soooooo awesome
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
thanks
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Great shot Steve...the sunstar is pretty cool (I never seem to be able to do them).
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
i dont 'do' anything other than point that lens at the sun....and maybe rotate it, so i can take no credit, glad you like it
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George-kirk Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Featured here:) [link]
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
thats very kind thank you
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George-kirk Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Your welcome:)
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Rykardo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Great stuff ;)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
cheers my friend
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dwth Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 169th.:wave:
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
thank you my friend....
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is superb Steve. Stunning comp and a brilliant sky, The sunstar makes me jealous of that lens, whichever one it is....
I am not sure about the processing. Although mostly brilliant it feels to me like the main tor structure is a little dark (probably due to your grad filter) I wonder if this could be improved by darkening the foreground very slightly to tie it in better. Not sure but I think I would try it. Just a simple gradient mask coming in from the bottom of the frame.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
16-35mm
yeah on reflection you are right, i have loads of shots from here that i've edited better since....its all about time,
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I guessed that lens, out of my price range and just for a sunstar and a few extra degrees I can't get it...maybe one day.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   General Artist
awesome light and love the comp too :)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
cheers dude
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   General Artist
:nod:
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Mrodriqez Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
superb
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
thank you
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patientwords Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Was part of the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy shot here? It looks really familiar.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
it sure looks like it but no it wasnt....
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madrush08 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You did a great job organizing the rocks in this photo! I love the sun. How did you get there to be absolutely no lens flare?
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
i edited it out with a selective red channel curves adjustment.....
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Trashins Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
thanks...
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Andyw01 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Wonderful shot Stephen. Great light and composition.....the moody sky really adds drama to the picture. Superb
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