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ISBN: 9781841148663
AUTHOR: Adrian Oakes
Dartmoor: A Winter's Tale
Dartmoor: A Winter's Tale
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Dartmoor, in the popular imagination, is a landscape of mist, bleak moorland and, in winter, deep snow. Beneath granite tors, rising starkly from snowy slopes, solitary farms show flickering candlelight from frosted windows. While climate change brings much less snow to the high moor these days, the picture painted above is still evident when winter’s hand does descend on the moor, and in this book Adrian Oakes set out to capture the essence of Dartmoor during this time of year.

As luck would have it, while photographs were being taken for this book, Dartmoor experienced one of the most severe winters for more than three decades. Early in February several feet of snow fell in a matter of hours, blanketing the moor, filling the deep lanes, and effectively cutting off communities and farms from the outside world. With falling trees bringing down powerlines, once again many homes were returned to a world of candlelight amid the eerie silence of a snowbound landscape.

The following days dawned clear and bright bringing perfect conditions for winter photographs, though getting them required considerable effort on the photographer’s part. Enjoy these wonderful pictures of the moorland in winter; a superb evocation of the season that many would say is Dartmoor’s best.

Adrian Oakes is a landscape and contemporary photographer based in Devon. He has kindled a great love and respect for Dartmoor over the last twenty years and more recently has focused on photographing its diverse landscapes and rich history. His many clients include The Dartmoor National Park Authority and National Trust. Adrian specialises in images of Dartmoor and East Devon and has had photographs published in a number of media including the Dartmoor Magazine, Dartmoor News, various brochures, and his first book Perfect Dartmoor was published by Halsgrove in 2008.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 866 3, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published September 2009.

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One Man's MoorOne Man's Moor - £14.99
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Dartmoor SunDartmoor Sun - £14.99
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Perfect DartmoorPerfect Dartmoor - £14.99
Dartmoor is not huge but is easily large enough to get lost in.Those who know the moor well will delight in the wonderful photographs this book contains, appreciating the endless patience of the photographer who has waited for that precise shot that encapsulates a particular fall of sunlight, the shadow across a hillside, and the bright flash of water tumbling in a stream. For those yet to discover the delights of Dartmoor, this book will provide inspiration to explore.
Web Price: £14.99
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