Great Staple Tor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park

by David Gibbeson

When I think of the Tors of Dartmoor I often imagine them in some sort of moody context. I don’t know if it is because of the way I imagined the moor as a boy, when I visited it and couldn’t quite comprehend the scale of moor. I imagined it as the moody wilderness full of myths and legends.

A photo from the west side of the tor

I think this photo of Great Staple Tor reflects one of those notions. It was taken on a cloudy winter’s evening and I think it really suits black and white. I was quite pleased to find a composition from the west side of the tor; a lot of photos people seem to shoot from east to west probably for the iconic forms in the granite rocks and the sunset light that is much more accessible to many than the dawn hours.

You can view this photo larger in the Dartmoor gallery.




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