A gentle breeze blew over the bleak landscape of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, England, wafting light summer cumulus clouds over the top of Stowes Hill and the famous 'Cheesewring' granite tor rock formation, seeming to defy gravity with its improbable arrangement of weathered stone.
My wife Liz and I were spending a couple of weeks' holiday exploring the beautiful scenery in Devon and Cornwall, and a day spent driving around Bodmin Moor was high on our list of 'must see' locations.
Bodmin Moor didn't disappoint, and with the weather just right for a bit of exercise we started off by fortifying ourselves with a Cornish cream tea (jam first of course!) before hiking the mile or so up to the summit of Stowes Hill to check out the outlandish rock formations at the top.
We didn't rush our hike, mainly because I stopped every so often to shoot videos of the lovely cloud play going on overhead, with patches of sunlight and shadow moving across the landscape.
This video is a compilation of three separate clips that I shot on the climb up and down the tor, and gives an idea of the scenery on offer at this outstanding location.
Mind you, it helped that it wasn't raining. (That came later!)
I also took the time to record three time lapse video clips of the clouds racing over Stowes Hill and the Cheesewring which you can watch by clicking on the following links:
Filename - bodmin moor cheesewring 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom (Clips #1 and #3), 17-40mm zoom (Clip #2)
Exposure - Aperture and ISO selected to give 1/60 sec shutter speed.
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Location - Stowes Hill, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (1080p HD format also available)
Clip duration - 49 seconds
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