Place of History
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|Over the past 12,000 years man has hunted, farmed, mined, quarried and lived on and around Dartmoor. From the early Mesolithic hunter gatherers to the modern day 'moorman', humans have left their marks on its landscape. Dartmoor has been described as the 'last wilderness' and sometimes when walking deep in that 'wilderness' it is not hard to believe that you are the first to set foot on its virgin soil. |
Don't even go there, just stop and have a good look and it's guaranteed that within eyesight will be the mark of someone being there before you. It may be a solitary standing stone on the horizon, built by the 'Men of Bronze' or it may be a small heap of stones left there by the old tinners, but somewhere there will be something. Every tor, mire, stream, gully, wood or valley will have a name, granted many of them won't appear on the modern map and lots have been forgotten in the mists of time but they will all have a name showing evidence of the presence of man. Therefore if man has been associated with the area for so long it is inevitable that there has been a wealth of tradition, archaeology, history, folklore and legend left for us to explore today.
Have added a sky to this one.
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Bom dia Steve,
...and beyond everything else a nice photo and great postcard.
belle photo comme d'habitude
marcher sur les traces des anciennes ça fait du bien
Hi Steve, a beautiful well composed picture.
The granite rocks have become 3 dimensional,with the dark shadows and highlights.
The sky adds to the mood.
Tfs, regards Jean.
Again, a nice atmosphere in this shot. The stones almost look animated as if they are some kind of dormant creatures. I like the L shape composition. Nicely done
- [2014-04-03 20:03]
quelle roche noir sueprbe quel découpage du ciel et effet de plans fantastique image.
Bravo et amitié