Hound Tor Dartmoor fine art print
I have spend a great many days hiking and camping on Dartmoor during the past 35 years. It is still a place that inspires me every time go. Of all the images I have taken in this time,tThis Hound Tor Dartmoor Fine Art print is one of my favourites. Hound Tor is one of the more imposing tors on Dartmoor. The rugged granite slabs, rising up from the surrounding moorland, can appear to look like the heads of dogs from certain angles (with a little imagination) and this is suggested as the origin of the name.
Local legends about the tor include tales of packs of hounds turned to stone. Hound Tor is also suggested as one of the inspirations for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s famous novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. Tors are outcrops of rock rising about the surrounding land. Those on Dartmoor were formed a little under 100,000 years ago, when the overlying slate and sandstone eroded away. The perpendicular fracturing is a very distinctive feature of these granite tors. I took this photograph in spring of 2016, at the end of a day’s rock climbing with my son and a friend. We had camped out on the moor the previous night, in order to get an early start on the rocks. So it was with weary legs we walked back down the rock strewn side of the tor. But with the other climbers gone, and the view and the light just right, I just had to stop, drop my pack, and drag my camera out. You can view more of my fine art prints here. I will be adding more fine art prints of landscapes in the near future, so please check back.
Print sizes available
- 16 x 10 inches (41 x 27 cm)
- 24 x 16 inches (61 x 41 cm)
- 30 x 20 inches (76 x 51 cm)
- 36 x 20 inches (91 x 51 cm)
The above is intended as a guide. Other sizes and crops can be available, just email me to discuss.
The prints: media and quality
Prints are produced on some of the best archival quality papers available, including Epsom 215gsm Fine Art Cotton, Fujifilm 300gsm Photo Rag and Hahnemühle 290gsm Bamboo Fibre. The choice of paper weight, brand and finish is yours. Inks currently used are Epsom Ultrachrome HD, high optical density pigment dyes. These inks are renowned for their faithful colour reproduction, resitance to humidity and light and longevity (estimated at over 200 years under archival conditions).
As each print is created and delivered to your specifications, these prices are a guide, the exact price will be calculated based on your spcific requirements. A 16 x 10 inch print on Fujifilm Archival quality Photo rag 300 gsm paper, would cost £50 (excluding tax and delivery).
A 30 x 17 inch print on Hahnemühle 290gsm Bamboo Fibre archival paper would cost £100 (ex. tax and delivery).
Print ordering process
This is not like buying an off the shelf print. Each print is designed and order specifically to your requirements. Selecting and ordering your print is a collaborative process. When you have decided on the image you would like, and have an idea of the size you would like, please email me and I can confirm sizes available, crops (if necessary), packaging and delivery options.
Please use the form below to ask any questions about ordering a print and to let me know the size of print and print paper (if you already know) that you are interested in. I don’t need your address at this stage, but it is helpful to know the country you are in, in order to advise of shipping/postage.