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Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor, Devon #3

Parish church at Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor, Devon

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During our two week holiday in September 2019, spent touring around the beautiful countryside and coastlines of Devon and Cornwall, my wife Liz and I took a day to explore the magnificent Dartmoor National Park in South Devon.

Towards the end of our west to east traverse of the park we came to the charming little village of Widecombe in the Moor, nestled within the rolling Dartmoor landscape.

Widecombe in the Moor is just what you would expect a quaint english village to be, with a village green, a pub or two, a tearoom and, of course, an ancient parish church.

We decide to stop here for a half hour leg stretch before continuing on our journey, and I spent the time wandering around the church building and churchyard, picking out visually appealing arrangements to photograph.

The church was open to visitors so I quietly went inside and waitied till I had the sanctuary to myself before quickly taking this image featuring the beautiful light coming through the stained glass windows and illuminating the lovely old wooden pews.

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Filename - dartmoor widecombe in the moor 03

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f5.6, ISO800

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the stained glass windows.

Location - Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor, Devon, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - High ISO used to allow a handheld exposure with image stabilisation.