When I was out on Sunday looking at the snow I also stopped at Postbridge to take some pictures of the two bridges there. The following pictures are long exposure shots which have undergone a process known as ‘High Dynamic Range’. Three pictures of each shot are taken at different exposures and these are then merged together. So these are highly manipulated pictures – they are fun to take and process and I quite like them!
I went up to Dartmoor yesterday to see the snow – there was plenty of it about on the high moor.
This is Bennett’s Cross near to the Warren House Inn
Another view looking over to Soussons
At Postbridge looking up the East Dart Valley
House at Postbridge
Didn’t see any reckless parking or trespassing on private land which was good but I did hear things might have been different around Princetown.
Following on from yesterday’s post about the River Dart here are a few photos from the East Dart on a snowy day in 2013.
Looking north from Postbridge
The East Dart Valley to the right
Around Sandy Hole Pass
The East Dart heading south
Cascading down the Valley
The car park at Postbridge appears to attract a lot of German cars and coaches and for a long time I had wondered why. Now I know! Apparently in Germany Sunday night is Rosamunde Pilcher night. She is a British author who is very popular in Germany and as a result many of her books have been filmed and serialised. Sunday night is when the programmes are broadcast. The Postbridge clapper bridge apparently is one of the locations for filming – thus its popularity with German tourists! It is not only Dartmoor that sees this phenomenon – it also happens in Cornwall – see here for more details.
The famous clapper bridge
It may have been built as early as 1300
A very popular tourist spot close to a big car park – I bet you have stood on the bridge and had your picture taken!