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VIDEO: Amazing Dartmoor time lapse photography

PUBLISHED: 15:22 08 August 2014

Dramatic Dartmoor, photographed by Jon Scott

Dramatic Dartmoor, photographed by Jon Scott

copyright Jon Scott

Devon photographer Jon Scott took more than 30,000 images to produce a beautiful two minute YouTube time lapse video of Dartmoor’s outstanding natural beauty, writes Grace Jalowiecka

Jon Scott with some of his photographic equipmentJon Scott with some of his photographic equipment

The awe-inspiring shots that Jon has produced over a period of four months were filmed in every sort of weather that Dartmoor could possibly throw at him. Lugging large amounts of kit to several remote locations allowed Jon to experiment with the splendour that spring and summer on the famous tors had to offer.

Despite living in Plymouth, only a 16 mile drive up the road, Jon had never fully explored the delights of Dartmoor - but he was instantly stunned by the natural beauty of the place.

Jon wanted to capture the sequences over this period especially, to give him the best chance of fine and stable weather and to shoot the beauty of light in the sunrises and sunsets.

He said: “What you see here are my favourite sequences, distilled down to just under two and a half minutes. I shot 30,000-40,000 individual shots to really magnify the ever-changing nature of Dartmoor and to showcase the passage of time.

“This allows you to see and experience how the environment and light change over the period of many hours in just a few seconds. It requires a lot of concentration to set up the equipment, there are a lot of calculations and predictions based on what the weather is doing.”

Soaking up the wonder of Dartmoor for up to four hours at a time, Jon can appreciate every little detail about the landscape, including how the clouds move and even the pattern the animals graze in.

“You really become connected with the landscape and I absolutely love it.”

Jon will continue his adventures across the Atlantic to America soon, where he will be working on projects at some of its National Parks.

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