Dartmoor Stone Row

Stone Row

Having run into the doldrums with the Dartmoor project, I am finding the process of revisiting the negatives once more quite fascinating. After several months, it feels almost like viewing someone else’s work; the new-found distance makes the whole thing easier to approach critically and, dare I say, dispassionately. Oddest of all, I find the photographs speak to me far louder than they did in the days and weeks immediately after the walk. For one who is perhaps too self-critical, this is a refreshing revelation.

I wanted initially to adopt a very purist approach to cropping, that is to say, not to crop at all. This image definitely benefits from the crop which serves also to enhance the gorgeous, smooth, HP5 grain structure. Click the image to view larger (and better).


  1. Karen wrote:

    Wow – that really does look nice in the larger view – you really get the benefit of seeing how the grain adds to the image. Such a moody expanse, really lovely.

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Permalink
  2. Lucy wrote:

    What a beautiful selection of photographs, so very atmospheric, especially accompanied by your well chosen words. A very talented photographer! I look forward to seeing the pinhole collection.

    Friday, April 16, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

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