Bowerman's Nose - 5 Minute Photo Adventure

I have a bit of a long history with Bowerman's Nose on Dartmoor.  I last wrote about this location back in October 2016 in a post entitled Perseverance - Photographing Bowerman's Nose.  In that post, I talked about my desire to capture an image that I felt did this unique location justice.  On paper, it shouldn't be too difficult to shoot but it's a location that needs good light.  I've come close a couple of times and last time I got pretty close to what I was looking for.

Probably my best image of Bowerman's Nose.

But there's more to this location than just my desire to create an image that meets my vision.  Simply put I like shooting there and I think you would to.  To help inspire you I thought I would create one of my 5 Minute Photo Adventure videos.

You can see the Bowerman's Nose video right here:


Near Epic Conditions

As you'll have seen in the video, I had near epic conditions.  It was looking like I wasn't going to get any good light when all of a sudden the sun dropped below a cloud and bathed the moor in a bright orange light.  It was spectacular.

If only the light had reached Bowerman's Nose... Nikon D750, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 35mm, ISO 800, 1/50 second, f/16, Lee Filters ND 0.9 soft edge grad.

What that image is really missing is light on the side of Bowerman's Nose.  The light being scattered on the trees in the background is lovely and if it had just reached where I was it could have lifted the image from OK to spectacular.  Just take a look at the image at the top of this blog post to see what a difference good light can make to Bowerman's Nose.

I've seen Bowerman's Nose in all sorts of light, and this last visit to shoot my video has actually inspired me even more to visit it again.  I know this location has all sorts of potential and I hope you have seen that to.  As I said in the video, Dartmoor is one of the best places to come as a landscape photographer and if haven't already been hopefully this video will give you that extra nudge.

Have you photographed Bowerman's Nose?  Have you experience near epic conditions?  Let me know in the comments below.