Featured Ditsworthy Warren House-otherwise the farm house in the movie Warhorse

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by grebeman, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    In an isolated spot in south west Dartmoor lies Ditsworthy Warren House which was used as the farmhouse during location filming of Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel "Warhorse".

    The images, taken on a Sigma DP1M, were made on two different days hence the different lighting conditions. With the exception of one image they are all in my favourite medium of black and white.


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    P1M0720-Foveon-Classic-Blue-Levels_SEFX_Landscape-Brightness-Adjustments.

    P1M0722-Foveon-Classic-Blue-SEFX-Landscape_Subtle-Amplify-Whites.

    P1M0634-Fovean-Classic-Blue-SEFX-HCOrange.

    P1M0645-Foveon-Classic-Blue-SEFX-Landscape_Dramatic.

    Barrie
     
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Ooh I like the last one - the sensation of shelter from the conditions in this empty landscape is almost tangible
     
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  3. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    You're right there Bart, it's a wild and lonely place, certainly for southern England. I was reminded of another image I have of the site, this time captured with a m4/3 camera which hopefully conveys similar feelings. It was actually taken in early June of 2014, so summer hereabouts, well it was supposed to be!


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    Barrie
     
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  4. Petach

    Petach SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
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    Peter Tachauer
    Captured the feeling of the place really well here. I know the area vaguely and appreciate it is harder than it looks to capture the essence of the moors down that way.
     
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  5. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

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    That is very true. We used to live on the moor, and I can confirm that - when standing and looking at its bleak and wild beauty - it seems as though taking a decent photo would be the easiest thing in the world... BUT... it ain't necessarily so!

    It's often far harder than it would appear, to translate that ruggedness into an image that does it justice.
     
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  6. Petach

    Petach SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    I stayed at Start Point a number of years ago. It is not far from Slapton Sands where the Allies practised for the D Day Landings. The whole area is wonderfully photogenic. Shame I was there before I caught the photo bug. The South Devon area is on my bucket list so I can try to remedy that.
     
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  7. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Thanks for your comments gentlemen, with the end of the tourist season approaching I shall probably be out around the coast on suitable days with a camera or two. Just a few minutes drive thankfully.

    Barrie
     
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