Category Archives: Dartmoor

Teignmouth Pier

Teignmouth Pier

Photographing the Colourful Teignmouth Pier

Teignmouth Pier on a Sunny July Day

Walking along the promenade in Teignmouth on a sunny day is just fab. The English seaside is the place to be when it is hot. London has had record breaking hot days and we always head to the coast to cool off.  I look towards the sea and discover the Pier surrounded in summer blues and turquoises.  This gives the Pier an immediate colour boost through which to frame my shot.  In the UK I am not used to seeing such colour and illumination.  Grey skies have gone and the wonderful summer blue sky is here.  Makes me want to take a dip! Continue reading »

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park is a landscape of outstanding beauty.

Photographing Dartmoor National Park

Arriving in Dartmoor National Park I parked my car and made my way up the hill side to photograph the amazing light and colour of Autumn.  Dartmoor is an area of outstanding scenic beauty for Landscape Photography.  Continue reading »

Wild is the Wind through Dartmoor Trees

Autum in the Dartmoor Landscape

Wild is the Wind Through Dartmoor Trees

I love Dartmoor.  This landscape is fully of mystery, colour, shapes and textures.  These trees bend and sway as wind moves and spirals around their branches.  They are tall trees and bend as the wind howls through the leaves.   Autumn creates this soft illuminated light which saturates the oranges in the fall leaves.  Setting a cloudy white balance for the jpg. preview pumps up the warmth of the colours and motivates the colour painter within me to look for more oranges, reds and yellows to contrast against the sky.  These Dartmoor Trees are tall and extremely elegant.  Their beauty is all mine to see and capture.  This time of year is just the best.  Where else could I be?

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Autumn in Dartmoor – The Beauty of Light

Landscape Photography Dartmoor by Lou Smith Fine Art Photography

The Old Pump House in Autumn

Dartmoor is a landscape of outstanding beauty, visually vibrant at all times.  The weather is ever-changing and from day to day one can be bathed in sunshine, rain or mists.  An extreme range of weather conditions to experience and Continue reading »

Landscape Photography: Dartmoor

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Just back from a photo shoot in Dartmoor & loved every minute of it!


Dartmoor is place of outstanding beauty, dramatic skylines, wild rugged landscape with ever changing weather conditions.  Outdoor photography at its best!

We walked every day with our cameras, and my partner Ron Smith, captured a great shot of me photographing wild ponies.  I’ve included it in this post and in the Wild Dartmoor Landscape Photography Gallery.

We experienced quick changing weather conditions with amazing cloud formations.  We captured great light, sometimes waiting for an hour for the light to be just in the right place before pressing the shutter.  Well worth the wait!

Photographs and content may not be used without permission.

© Lou Smith 2011, All Rights Reserved