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The ramblings of a passionate photographer, on location and everything in between!
Some posts from old DEVONshots.com where the rambling started way back in 2007!

 

Roof Tent

December 08, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I researched roof tents last year in 2019 and almost got one then from Tent Box.

However after trawling the interweb I discovered that the same roof tent was available from various suppliers, basically the same tent from the same factory supplied by different brands.

I settled on the Direct4x4 version thats called the Clamshell 2, slightly bigger than the Tent Box Cargo and much cheaper.
I had to watch the overhang on my van as it is wider and longer than the Tent Box Cargo, the length didnt really matter on my LWB van.

I built a small shelf that basically sits on the roller accessory that came with the Kammbar roof rack.
So the roof tent sits on x4 bars on the roof rack, is slimline compared to others on the market and so quick to erect and fold down.

Looking forward to getting out more next year on our paddle boarding adventures and ultimately doing the NC500 and the Wales Way.

Direct 4x4 Clamshell 2 Roof Tent.Direct 4x4 Clamshell 2 Roof Tent.The Clamshell 2 roof tent on my VW Caddy Maxi LWB van.
Ready for paddle boarding adventures.

Direct 4x4 Clamshell 2 Roof Tent.Direct 4x4 Clamshell 2 Roof Tent.The Clamshell 2 roof tent on my VW Caddy Maxi LWB van.
Ready for paddle boarding adventures.

Direct 4x4 Clamshell 2 Roof Tent.Direct 4x4 Clamshell 2 Roof Tent.The Clamshell 2 roof tent on my VW Caddy Maxi LWB van.
Ready for paddle boarding adventures.

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Road trip to North Devon

December 07, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Unplanned road trip to North Devon ending up at one of our our fave beaches in Devon.
Not having time to walk the full length to Putsborough, settling for a few shots using the drone and chilling in the roof tent watching the sunset.

8b_Woolacombe_02 jpegWoolacombe Sands

Woolacombe SandsWoolacombe SandsSurf on Woolacombe Sands beach lead the eye into the distance and Woolacombe village itself.


Fallen Tree at Totnes Weir

November 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I wanted to capture the scale of the tree that was recently felled by storm Aiden.
This massive tree now dominates the area in a different way.

I guess the wind took it due to its massive canopy.

Fallen TreeFallen TreeThe massive tree that recently fell during storm Aiden. This tree was so big that it pretty much towered over the area. To give an idea of scale the small beach are next to the weir can be seen bottom right.


Totnes Misty Sunrise

November 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Went out with the drone this morning, into the mist locally in Totnes.

Looking for different compositions but ended up with the usual comp under different conditions.
Would love to actually capture the castle with a thick low lying mist with St Marys church tower and castle popping out above the mist.

One day :-).

St Marys & Totnes CastleSt Marys & Totnes CastleA misty morning in Totnes, sun rising over the town with St Marys Church and Totnes Castle.


Photographic ability improves over time

November 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I just wanted to put something out there that I have been thinking about recently.

Obviously when you do something over a period of time you get better at doing whatever it is. My ability has improved over time and this plays out in the quality of the photos on this website.

I tend not to delete any photos in the galleries, I sometimes alter the position they might appear in a gallery or collection. Edit_ I also keep the RAW files, as processing skills develop over time, pun intended, you can always go back to them, as I often have.

I have 4 different levels that I attribute to the images ranging from free to download, subject to a link back to this site, to high tier images that I consider to be in the higher end images I have shot and made available for sale as a print or framed print. I offer a range of different prices to images between the high tier to free categories so there is always something available to fit any given budget.

Point I am trying to make is that I will not delete an image I considered to be OK to load into these galleries simply because my ability to take better photo's over time increased with experience, everyone has to start somewhere and my journey continues.

8-Feb-14 14:19
Sennen CoveSennen CoveAtlantic rollers pound the cliffs surrounding Sennen Cove on the North Cornwall coastline.

27-Oct-13 11:29
Sennen CoveSennen CoveSennen Cove, Cornwall.
The storm approaches!
The largest storm to hit the UK for years starts in Cornwall.

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