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Another Week in Devon Part 2

April 27, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

I took a trip one morning down to Shaldon to get some images of the Phillip Lucette Beacon. This is a small 'lighthouse' by the Ness at the entrance to the River Teign. The backlighting on the clouds was amazing so I captured a few images. I also tried some long exposures to smooth the water and the clouds. Here are a couple of edits.

Phillip Lucette Beacon.
Phillip Lucette Beacon

On Saturday, I went to Venford Reservoir and took a trek down to the falls on the Venford Brook. Unfortunately the sunlight was so strong that one fall was blown out and the other in deep shadow. I returned very early on Sunday before the sun crept up over the hills. Here are a couple from that session plus one of a lone tree at Combestone Tor.


Venford Falls Venford Falls

I then took a stroll around the reservoir and found a sheltered spot as it was blowing a gale! I got the fly rod out and spent a couple of hours fishing. Venford is a free fishing reservoir which had been stocked many years ago, but now contains wild brown trout. I had a couple of takes by small fish which I missed, and then hooked a 2 pounds wild brown trout which fought like hell and took me nearly 10 minutes to land! Lynda and I had it for dinner last night.

Brownie

Here is a short video clip. Excuse the poor quality; it was difficult holding the GoPro in one hand whilst playing the fish with the other!

 

 

 


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