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Postbridge, Devon #4

Stone arch bridge at Postbridge on Dartmoor, Devon, England

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During our two week holiday in September 2019, spent exploring 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.

Heading eastwards from the market town of Tavistock onto Dartmoor proper we soon came to the small village of Postbridge.

As we were driving through Liz spotted a rather unusual structure in a field to the side of the road.

Intrigued, we turned around and parked up in a layby by the side of the road and got out to investigate.

And what was this mystery object?

It turned out to be an old stone clapper bridge, apparently the most photographed bridge in Dartmoor, and if Liz hadn't been on the ball we would have driven straight past!

But this image features the equally lovely old stone arch roadbridge over the East Dart river, pictured from the riverbank.

I achieved this particular shot by hopping onto a convenient rock in the middle of the river, much to the amusement of my fellow tourists.

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Filename - devon postbridge 04

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm

Exposure - 1/80 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours..

Location - Postbridge, Dartmoor, Devon, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.