Captain Cook's Monument

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Standing high on Easby Hill is a 51ft high obelisk erected in 1827 in memory of one of the world s greatest cicumnavigators, Captain James Cook RN. Cook was born in Marton near Middlesbrough and moved to Great Ayton when he was eight. His father worked at Aireyholme Farm on the slopes of Roseberry Topping.

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Comments (8)

Geezer Vz on March 31, 2013

Very nice picture with lots of interesting areas when viewed at full size. I like the entrance and the two two trees which have stood the test of time along with the obelisk. Thanks for the picture and the information. Like.

Guy

mvaro on March 31, 2013

Great panorama, Sam, with a lot of detail at full size. The man beside the monument let us know its size. I like it.

Andy Rodker on April 1, 2013

I agree with the two above comments. A delightful scene - excellent when fully enlarged. like

Best wishes, Andy

keepclicking on April 1, 2013

The two trees give a far more enticing image of an entrance than the gate posts. Nice pic.

ian1949 on April 1, 2013

Very nice Sam, particularly the sky and the two trees.

Derek Geer on April 2, 2013

Interesting monument in a lovely landscape. Beautiful colours and textures. Regards Derek

Yorkshire Sam on April 7, 2013

Cheers Guy, it was a hard task to find enough elements of interest to include close by so as you see I had to step back quite a way to use what little there was and I've even had to cheat a bit and close up the gap between trees and gate posts to make the composition work. Good old photoshop ! ;o)

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Thank you mvaro, yes I was delighted when he strolled into view since it does indeed add scale to it all.

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There isn't a large enough gap between those trees though KC to use as a visual entrance and actually neither they nor the posts in view are the main access, that path is the one the man is on. Many thanks.

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The trees will look even nicer when their new fresh green pine needles emerge so I might just have to go back then Ian. Cheers.

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Thank you Derek, given that this is a winter shot the textures and colours were better than I could have hoped for, as the seasons pass I will be back to record the changes and particularly when the heather blooms up there.

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kind regards to you all, Sam

Neil Grimwood on April 8, 2013

You have made the most of what is there then Sam including the human element,nice touch;-) As you said to Ian,those two larches will look great when they finally show new growth as will the other stunted one,could it be a beech?? good job done mate.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 31, 2013
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    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2013/03/30 17:10:07
    • Exposure: 0.125s (1/8)
    • Focal Length: 65.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/18.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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