Merrivale Standing Stone, Dartmoor

by David Gibbeson
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This image is of the south standing stone at Merrivale with the stone circle in the background. Composition with this shot was quite challenging because I was trying to show a sense of scale. I wanted the standing stone to contrast against the horizon while showing the stone circle and show the snow-covered Great Mis Tor in the distance.

Showing Great Mis Tor and the snow that covers it reveals that the moor is quite cold. I think this adds to the credibility of the tiny bit of ice-covered grass. Without the ice and snow, it could be taken on any morning with the warm colours from the dawn sunlight.

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