Poster images of places on Dartmoor and Scilly

I have been playing with some of my photographs in Photoshop – I have for a while wanted to produce some old vintage poster effects. Thanks to some technical support from Simon Lloyd of Visit Dartmoor I now know how do it – thanks Simon. They won’t be to everyone’s liking but I am quite pleased with my initial results.

Hen Tor Poster 1
The National Trust’s property in the Plym Valley – looking down from Hen Tor

Upper Plym posterThe Upper Plym near Calverslake Tor

Cauldron - poster
Inside the Devil’s Cauldron at Lydford Gorge

Teign poster 1
The River Teign near Fingle Bridge

Bennett's Cross PosterBennett’s Cross

Agnes - Gugh bar
The sand bar between St Agnes and Gugh on the Isles of Scilly

Mermaid storm
Waves crashing over the breakwater on St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly

Thrift posterThrift on St Mary’s – Isles of Scilly

Great blue heron - poster 1Great Blue Heron – St Marys – Isles of Scilly – second British record

Black Redstart - poster 1Black redstart on Porthcressa beach – Isles of Scilly

(All the images are my copyright)

A very windy day on St Mary’s

Yesterday was a very windy day on St Mary’s – we walked around Salakee Downs past the end of the runway and we could hardly stand up – it was a bit of the mystery how the planes were able to take off and land. It confirmed my view that whatever the sea was like I would rather in the Scillonian‚Ķ..

It was a bit calmer in the hides at Higher Moors.

Grey heronA grey heron

GBHHere is another shot of the great blue heron on Lower Moors for comparison (it was still there yesterday afternoon)

GadwallA pair of gadwall on Higher Moors

Also saw my first swift of the year at Higher Moors yesterday. Long tailed duckIn the bay at Porth Mellon managed to get a half decent shot of the long tailed duck

Last thing yesterday we went to see if we could watch a night heron come into to roost – one did come in but on account of the ‘night element’ there is no photograph.