Keeping Your Powder Dry

Powdermills, Dartmoor.

Powdermills was back in the nineteenth century part of a gunpowder factory but now is the home to the Powdermills Pottery and remains part of the Duchy of Cornwall Estate. There are several building which remain today along with a few chimneys from the drying houses.

This image of a drying house chimney is a long exposure of several minutes shot early evening during a visit with fellow photographer and friend Richard Taylor. A Lee Filters Big Stopper was used to maximise the painterly effect of the clouds. Lens correction was difficult with this image as the chimney stack would emphasize any issues.

5 Comments

  1. Great movement in the clouds Martyn

  2. A very powerful image Martyn, you’ve caught the moody atmosphere so well! :)

  3. Very nice – love the movement in the clouds. That’s something I tried to get on my last visit here but to nowhere near as good effect :-)

  4. This is really lovely Martyn. The clouds look as if they have been hand painted. A lovely effect.

  5. Nicely composed Martyn with great detail and colours

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