May 10, 2009

Not the desert

This is not a desert, it's just Dartmoor in spring...




You're overlooking the moor from the ridge of Lee Moor Clay Pit which is at it's southern end. Dartmoor tends to depress me in an instant - and this probably shows in the picture. I know many people love this man-made landscape, but I prefer trees - I can't help it.


Visit the other Monochrome Maniacs, brought together by Aileni for lots of b&w shots.

15 comments:

Aileni said...

I lived for years facing Haytor from Kingsteignton, in the house with the swan stream at the foot of our garden.
I know what you mean - passing through Princeton in fog and rain...

jabblog said...

Dartmoor, wild, beautiful, threatening, spare - simply amazing!

RuneE said...

I agree - it looks a bit lonly. But it made for a great picture!

Kitty said...

Hard to believe it was once a great forest - but so was most of Britain at one time. The emptiness of the place makes for very atmospheric shots though :)

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

I actually love that landscape, great shot too.

Have a week/ TYRA

Anne said...

This is the best one I have seen so far!! Liked the naked and the curves in the landscape so mutch. As it never ever ends :-)

Babooshka said...

I love Devon, but never taken to this place. Your words echo why. Desolate, haunting photography.

Liz said...

It is beautiful ... but I need the sea!

Dina ... UK said...

Another place to must visit, looks good in b/w...
Does look a lonely place......

Carver said...

What a beautiful place and I love the photograph.

bettyl said...

Quite an interesting shot. I would have preferred the forest, too.

Gennasus said...

Great photo and, you're right, it does look quite desert-like. It's years since I visited Dartmoor but I don't remember it being so bleak. Maybe it looks different on a sunny day?

Marie Reed said...

It's certainly wouldn't be easy to build a tree house here!

magiceye said...

desolate and brooding ambiance

Daryl said...

Hauntingly lovely