We found a handy bit of Dartmoor to watch the sunset. I took some of the photos with my then-new Sony 55-210 lens. It wasn’t ideal in such low light, but worked for some shots. Something with a wider aperture available would have worked better, but it’s what I had at the time, and the kit lens worked just fine for the sunset shots.
We wandered around Fernworthy Reservoir. Nice place. Photographed some poop. And other things.
There’s car parking, with toilets, and a nice easy-going walk. Plenty to see, if you don’t mind looking at water and poop. We liked it.
There was a rocky hill and a place to park in the wilds of Dartmoor. For some reason, I had the urge to pull over and clamber up the hill. It was very windy. Got some nice pics, though, so it was all worth it.
We were about here:
In ads for things like laptops and mobile internet services, people are always shown working in the most unexpected places. Sitting on a beach writing their monthly sales report, or emailing their boss the latest production spreadsheet for the EMEA region from the top of a bleak mountain somewhere.
Originally, the boss would receive it at work or home, and nod, impressed that our hero is in the office at all hours. These days, the boss may well be receiving the results on the golf course, or even on the next peak across the mountain range.
Well, when I found myself at the top of Sheeps Tor on Dartmoor, I couldn’t resist the urge to pop my MacBook Air out of my bag, and transfer a few images across from my camera wirelessly. Can’t miss a chance to emulate an annoying git in an advert.
More pics from the same trip should be coming soon.
And yes, the rock did scratch the bottom of my Mac a little. And I knew it probably would. And I did it anyway, for the sake of getting the photo.