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.