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Rookhope Arch
Rookhope Arch

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Challenge: Rural Landscapes II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Rookhope arch. The North Pennines. County Durham
Date: Jun 28, 2008
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2008

I've been wanting to enter an image for a while now. eventual decided to have a go, So here is my first attempt.

Place: 8 out of 207
Avg (all users): 6.6923
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 6.2963
Avg (non-participants): 6.8440
Views since voting: 2106
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 195
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/09/2008 09:08:43 PM
Like JesiLyn I was fascinated by this photo. Here's what I found on Wikipedia:

"Rookhope is a former lead and fluorspar mining village in County Durham, in England. A local landmark is the Rookhope Arch at Lintzgarth, a few hundred yards west up the valley; one of the few remaining parts of the two mile (3 km) Rookhope Chimney. This "horizontal" chimney (parallel to the ground, which actually rises steeply to the moors) was used to carry poisonous flue gases from the Rookhope lead smelting works up onto the high moor. Periodically, lead and silver carried over in the gases and deposited in the chimney were dug out and recovered, rather than going to waste."
07/09/2008 01:10:58 PM
heck of a way to start! congrats and what a beautiful photo!
07/09/2008 08:09:08 AM
That's a super start. An interesting subject and setting. You have your work cut out for you improving on such a great first entry.
07/09/2008 02:26:35 AM
Heck of a nice start :-) Congrats on top 10.
07/09/2008 01:16:51 AM
Amazing photo. Well done, and congradulations on your top 10!
07/09/2008 12:04:02 AM
Wow, first attempt? Congrats on a top 10!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/08/2008 11:25:42 PM
This photo leaves me with lots of questions: why is it there? who built it? what happened to it? I love it.
07/08/2008 05:14:07 PM
I have to know where this was taken. It is so stunning to see such an interesting ruin in such a pastoral setting.
07/05/2008 05:38:38 PM
Really nice shot - and wonderful apparent lack of context for the bridge span.
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07/05/2008 02:20:06 PM
Excellent. Great composition and sky.
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07/05/2008 12:35:13 PM
the deep rich blues and the elongated shapes created by the wide angle view works very well together
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07/04/2008 02:50:01 PM
Striking sky over interesting structure & rural expanse.
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07/03/2008 10:12:50 PM
I like this picture a lot. Did you use a polarizing filter to get the deep blue in the sky?
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07/02/2008 08:35:54 PM
im sure i stood on this at the weekend...
07/02/2008 12:33:43 PM
Great picture.
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07/02/2008 12:32:27 AM
cool subject.
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