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Mike French’s photography and wild camping blog documenting Devon, Dartmoor and the outdoors.



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Morning mist surrounding Widecombe in the Moor Church

My favourite Dartmoor Sunrise yet.

I do love it when a plan comes together. The forecast for this morning was a foggy one. After spending the night camped out in sub zero temperatures on Tuesday…

Dartmoor Photography Walks
Gorgeous autumn light in Dartington Hall Gardens

Dartington Hall and the River Dart in Autumn

If you live in Devon and you're wondering where to go to see some beautiful autumn colours, then look at Dartington Hall Gardens. I was late in to the office…


From the source – Venford Brook Microadventure

Thursday night saw me packing a bag for the third Dartmoor trip this week. That's a pretty good week by any standards. Sat at my desk the following morning, I…

The Milky Way seen in Devon at Soar, South Hams

Can you see the Milky Way in Devon?

Exmoor is a great place to see the Milky Way in Devon. It is a listed Dark Sky however it is possible to see it in other places around Devon…

Article, Hardware, Link, Photography
Using Sleeklens Lightroom Presets

Lightroom presets for Landscape Photography

In moderation, Lightroom preset packs like those available from Sleeklens are a great addition to a photographer's workflow. Lightroom presets can speed up the 'editing' time for photographers and ensure…

Article, Photography
Sunset over the Teign Estuary in Devon

Six weeks in the making [perseverance]

A lesson in perseverance. Landscape photography never comes easy and as photographers we are often met with disappointment. The photo above has taken me six weeks to capture. Why patience is…

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The importance of hot meals when camping

I pondered the importance of eating a proper hot meal this weekend. Dartmoor clearly wasn't playing ball with the weather so I was just glad to have come prepared, as…

Article, Hardware

How sharp is the Fuji 35mm F2? 100% crop

This is a ridiculously short post but I just thought I'd chuck it out there for anyone who might want to see. I shot the below image on the weekend,…

Photography, Tutorial

Faded Vintage Photography Preset in Lightroom

I've spent the past few hours perfecting a new preset for the Matte Fade Vintage Photography look. Below is a run through of how I made it. How do I…