Stay misty for me

Merrivale late-9

Back in May this year I decided that I needed to hand make a second photobook. It had to be photographed, printed, written, cut, hand stitched and bound by yours truly. (We won’t talk about the first photobook because that was just me practising.) I was keen to make some of Dartmoor’s archaeological artefacts the… Continue reading Stay misty for me

Higher Uppacott Dartmoor Longhouse

Higher Uppacott is a Grade 1 Listed Farm building situated near Poundsgate, Dartmoor. Most people driving on the road up from Ashburton to the Bel Tor car park must have admired it nestled into a tight bend just beyond the Methodist chapel. It has been undergoing conservation work of late, but guided visits have been… Continue reading Higher Uppacott Dartmoor Longhouse

Rippon Tor Rifle Range, Dartmoor

Rippon Tor Rifle Range 6

  There are several resources online which will give a proper and informed account of the Rifle Range just south of Rippon Tor on Dartmoor. (See especially the always-readable Legendary Dartmoor site.) This is not such a resource! The range has been a feature at this spot since the early 1940s and the ‘stop butt’ featuring… Continue reading Rippon Tor Rifle Range, Dartmoor

When the image that means the most means the least to everyone else

Zingy colours, Holwell Lawn, Bluebells

Late in May I made the traditional visit to Holwell Lawn on Dartmoor for the usual outrageous display of Bluebells. Most images we all make of the ‘bells were cliches a decade ago, and even more so now, but I still go because just witnessing that sudden dah-daaah moment when they suddenly appear lifts me. They’re all… Continue reading When the image that means the most means the least to everyone else

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