Photo taken at East Dartmoor

Haytor

East Dartmoor

Haytor is one of Dartmoor's most iconic tors. it is one of the easiest accessible tors on the eastern moor and offers commanding views over east Devon. It's easy to understand why it's popular! To me though this bulk of rock has always been off the photography agenda in part because of its popularity but also because it's a mass of rock perhaps better photographed from afar. I actually ended up here largely by chance. I got up at 4am to drive to the other side of the moor. I had originally planned to shoot Birch Tor, but once there the heavens opened and it seemed unlikely that it would improve for sunrise. Instead I drove south. Arriving at Haytor it was mostly in mist but there were indications of a gap on the horizon so I headed up to the Lowman in hopes that the light would come. The resulting image benefits I think from the low cloud which reduces the bulk of the rock. I have mistier ones, but this is my pick.

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