Dartmoor at dusk

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Sunset over Dartmoor National Park

Yesterday, I shared an image I took on New Year’s Day at Dartmoor National Park.  Despite having lived in this country for most of my life, I am ashamed to say this was my first visit to the Park.  I will be back!

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Haytor, Dartmoor

We hiked to two of the many rocky outcrops, known as ‘tors’, Haytor and Hound Tor, the latter thought to be the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes adventure, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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Hound Tor, Dartmoor

I left my trusty Canon 5Diii at home and took instead the Sony NEX-7 I was testing.  A compact system camera packing a whopping 24 megapixel sensor, it is a fraction of the size and weight of my DSLR and made a far less demanding hiking companion.  But there are compromises, both in terms of ease of use and image quality.  Although you cannot see at this size, these images, all taken at ISO 400 are far noisier than my DSLR would have taken.  More tomorrow.