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“We're each of us our own chiaroscuro,
our own bit of illusion fighting to emerge into something solid,
something real."
(Libba Bray)

Chiaroscuro upon a small part of the rapids on the River Aune, between Shipley Bridge and Didsworthy Gorge – in Dartmoor National Park in Devon.
The name Aune is derived from Old Norse au{dh}n - meaning ‘wasteland’, or a ‘desolate place’ - which fits the description of the source of this river - in a bleak and boggy mire to the west of Ryder’s Hill, high on the southern side of the moors, rather well.

Technical info:

Pentax K-X
Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens
Manfrotto 190XProB tripod
Manfrotto 498RC2 panoramic ball-head
Cromatek circular polarizer

Aperture = f/ 19
Exposure durations = 1.5 seconds
Focal length = 40mm
ISO = 200
Manual mode
Spot-metering pattern

Finished in Lightroom 3.6 and Photoshop CS2

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