PER­FECTLY MOOR­ISH

Herald Express - - Front Page - BY GUY HEN­DER­SON

A misty morn­ing in the Wray Val­ley (top), a sum­mer sun­set on Sta­ple Tor (left), misty sun­rise over­look­ing North Bovey (be­low) and a dou­ble rain­bow at sun­rise at Mel Tor

DART­MOOR land­scape pho­tog­ra­pher Richard Fox is one of the few peo­ple who doesn’t mind a bit of mist up on the moors.

Be­cause the mist has helped pro­vide him with some of his most mem­o­rable im­ages of the moor.

Now the Bovey-Tracey based lens­man, who de­scribes him­self as hav­ing been “an ob­ses­sive-com­pul­sive land­scape pho­tog­ra­pher since 2012” is stag­ing a ma­jor Moor Than Tors Ex­hi­bi­tion at the Dart­moor Na­tional Park Vis­i­tors Cen­tre in Prince­town.

Liv­ing on the very edge of Dart­moor has meant he has spent most of that time scout­ing the park for new lo­ca­tions or com­po­si­tions.

He said: “Dart­moor is very much a work­ing land­scape with much of it de­voted to farm­ing in one way or an­other, and although best known for its tors and per­haps its prison, there is much ‘moor’ to this na­tional park than meets the eye.

“Of in­ter­est to me are misty and foggy con­di­tions, per­haps not only for their vis­ual splen­dour but also for the chal­lenge, to be in the right place at the right time.”

He said choos­ing the right im­ages for the ex­hi­bi­tion was dif­fi­cult, and added: “Not ev­ery­one likes im­ages of chunks of rock.

“This is a cel­e­bra­tion of per­haps the lesser known ar­eas of both the up­lands and low­lands.”

Richard plans to host a talk at the cen­tre about his pho­to­graphic ex­pe­ri­ences.

The ex­hi­bi­tion opens on Novem­ber 27 and runs un­til March.

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