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Disturbed landscape ( Max size viewing essential really :o) )

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This is my largest compilation yet at 171 frames, To get the full view meant being some distance away and having to use a 105mm lens to pull in the detail . When stitched the full image at print quality is 78 x 54 inches ( 302,000 pixels )and weighs in at 163 MB. This version is just one tenth of that but you can still enjoy the feeling of being there.

The Swaledale mountains have a rich history in lead mining. Across the landscape, the slopes and valleys of the mountains are scarred with the ruined remains of mines and shafts. Swinner Gill near Keld was one particular location where mining had a huge impact on the landscape. Swinner Gill is a rugged remote area with steep climbs and it takes a lot of physical effort to explore. Water from the gill flows from it's sources on Rogan's Seat south towards the River Swale cutting through alternating formations of sandstone and limestone rock. As a result the landscape has created numerous waterfalls on the gill. These are raw waterfalls, there is little vegetation surrounding the falls, just the odd tree and grasses battling for survival in the harsh conditions.

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  • Uploaded on August 3, 2012
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    by Yorkshire Sam