Stanley Force

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The walk to Stanley Force is a gentle enough affair at the beginning. A quiet , metalled road that leads to a path by a river. Soon enough, however, the path becomes more challenging but not overly so.

The path is usually well maintained with a couple of footbridges over the river. The final approach to the falls is all but theatrical... you hear the sound of crashing waters a while before you see them. The path gets steeper and a little tricky but you round a corner and there it is...

When this was taken, the sun would shine every now and then and rays of sunlight pass though the mist thrown up by the falls...

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Steven Stoddart on January 22, 2011

Hello İSMAİL! Welcome to my Panoramio gallery! This part of the UK is one I always love to visit. Hills, forests, lakes and waterfalls... the Lake District has them all!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such encouraging words... they are very welcome!



Abdullah kıyga on January 23, 2011

Wonderful and peaceful scenery- LIKE- greetings from Turkey

Steven Stoddart on January 23, 2011

Hello Abdullah - This is a wonderful spot but the roar of the water did not make it very peaceful!

Thank you for your visit and your kind words...


wdfoto on January 25, 2011

I like watterfalls. But there are very few in our country, unfortunately. Nice shot.

Steven Stoddart on January 25, 2011

Hello Wdfoto - I am sorry to hear you do not have too many of them in your country... Looking at your gallery, I can't be sure where you come from.. you certainly travel!

I love waterfalls - any scenes with water attract me and the Lake District (and Scotland too) has many waterfalls. Stanley Force is one and Aira Force another but there are many more...

Thanks for your visit... and thanks for your appreciation of this photo..



kelly79 on January 25, 2011

Very beautiful place! Excellent shot!!! LIKE!!! Greetings from Greece, Kelly

joyfotos on January 26, 2011

What a beautiful place and a perfect capture! I love the swirl you captured in the water. Like!

Thanks for stopping by to say hello and wonder where I disappeared to. All is fine....I am just a bit overwhelmed still. First the daughter was home for Christmas, then we tried to get the house ready for a friend who came to house sit with my 92 yr old Mom and the animals...and the wood stove:) get the drift. We went back to Texas with my daughter for her Dad to see where she has spent the past 4 years as he will not be able to go for graduation. Now I am working all the time to make up for being gone. One of these days I will make it back to Pano. I do miss chatting with everyone and seeing the photos. Thanks again for thinking of me!

Steven Stoddart on January 26, 2011

Hiya JF - Grand to hear all is OK (if not a little hectic!) in Wisconsin - I was wondering if the Mid-terms had made you retire to the mountains!

It certainly sounds as though you have been doing the work of a legion! Decamping to Texas sounds a warmer prospect than staying in Wisconsin for the Christmas period.. I hope you did not have to dig your way back to the house!

It will be good to see you posting again... I am sure it was not only me that missed your presence...



(Oh.. thanks for your appreciation of this photo.. It is a lovely spot and in the sunshine, the canyon walls glow)

joyfotos on January 26, 2011

LOL! My friend from the mountains of North Carolina actually had 10 inches of snow at home while she was here and Dallas Texas had 2 inches of snow while we were in Texas but we only had about 3-4 inches - light flurries most every day:) Luckily we were below the snow line in Texas and only had damp, windy, raw weather during the time the snow coated the south. That was only for the last half of the trip....the first half was sunny and fairly warm:) Will try to get some photos up one of these days.

Better yet I can tell that the canyon walls glow from your photo. It is the perfect idyllic spot to dream of in the winter snow and cold!

Steven Stoddart on February 3, 2011

Hello Cristiano - I missed this one! Sorry about that : ) Thanks for stopping by an and for leaving such a kind comment....



G Kesmev on February 27, 2011

Wonderful capture, i like it!

Greetings, Joro :)

Scott Gore on February 28, 2011

Like Very nice composition! Best regards, Scott.

Steven Stoddart on March 1, 2011

Greetings Joro! I am grateful to you!



Hello Scott - Stanley Force - one of a number of comparatively small but lovely waterfalls in the Cumbrian hills... In these falls, the water is restricted by the rock and when it is in full spate, you can feel the power of all that water...

Thanks for your like and for your appreciation :)



José Mª Alvarez Soli… on February 5, 2012

A waterfall and a beautiful picture and the development of teacher.

Greetings from Spain. José Mª

Steven Stoddart on February 18, 2012

Greetings and welcome to my Panoramio gallery José Mª - Apologies for the late reply...

I am glad you enjoyed this photograph.. thank you for your visit and kind words :-)



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 19, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Steven Stoddart
    • Camera: Canon EOS D60
    • Exposure: 0.354s
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 1.00 EV
    • No flash