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The Baskervilles' Sunset by PastyGuy The Baskervilles' Sunset by PastyGuy
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Hound tor is one of the most well known tors on Dartmoor, home to Conan Doyle's 'The hound of the Baskervilles'. Steeped in history and myth it's certainly worth a visit plus it doesn't involve a long hike! After a long day at work I decided to take a detour on the way home as the skies looked promising, however the light faded behind clouds fairly early and I almost called it a day... Determined to make the most of the late sunset I waited and was rewarded as the sun appeared below the imposing weather front.

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Hound Tor, Dartmoor, Devon, UK


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Smileysheep Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
awesome! :D
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Haggis53 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Artist
Amazing!
You did keep an eye out bogs, hopefully? O.O
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, eye out bogs?
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Haggis53 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Artist
O.O
I did say that didn't I? XD
Keep a eye out FOR bogs? XD XD XD XD XD XD
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought that was what you meant :)
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Haggis53 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Artist
Lols, my bad. But did you?
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
terrific shot man. Do you use a star effect filter on your lens when you shoot into the sun? Or is that just how the shot turns out stopped way down?
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The star is produced from two main elements, first the aperture needs to be small, around f/16 - f/22 then it depends on the lens where the glass elements do the rest of the work, however some are better than others.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot man! I always struggle with the lens flare but tried it this weekend and it turned out great!
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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adamforce Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowwwwwww! Beautiful shot!
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Your beautiful image has been featured [link] :D :rose:
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
:D You are so welcome :iconautumncolorplz:
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mailn6 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I like the 'sunstar' effect, good sense of scale as well!
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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mailn6 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
:D

And by the way, d'you have any thoughts on the Canon 7D?
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've heard it's a very good camera for it's class as it's very versatile, however I am a Nikon user and don't know enough about canon to recommend it.
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mailn6 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks, anyways!
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islandtime Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Beautiful!
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
superb shot guy, is that a spot bang in the middle just intot he red of the sky ?
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you could be right... Thanks Steve
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
always guy...
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lakemans Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
climbed there lots, not really shot there though as it drives me mental.
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ha, it's an odd place to shoot as the tor is so scattered but certainly one to tick off the list.
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011   Photographer
Nicely done.
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks James
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks :)
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great shot but a bit to bright or I'm wrong?
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Updated :)
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting you saying that, I'm having a few issues getting it right myself. Thanks
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SvenMueller Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree with *to-richter - the sky is to bright in my opinion. You should try to add a layer with a black-to-invisible gradient and the filling method "soft light" - looks great after doing this. :)
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the tip, I haven't come across that technique before.
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SvenMueller Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem. If you have questions feel free to ask. :)
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