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Halleypike Lough stands about 1.5 miles north of Sewingshields Crags on Hadrians Wall. It is surrounded by the desolate beauty of the Border Mires and by Coniferous Forest to the North. A public footpath runs from Sewingshields Crags but it is little used and relatively few visit this area. The lough is fished and contains a population of White Clawed Crayfish, which is a rare species in Northumberland ( and increasingly elsewhere ). Nearby is Folly Lake, the margins of which are wooded, and has a completely different feel to the bleak beauty of Halleypike (images to follow).

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-70.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Mar 2014 - 10:36 AM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Halleypike Lough
Username:Nigeve1 Nigeve1
Uploaded:3 Mar 2014 - 6:11 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 6:17 AM

A location I know very well, and one which I have many fond memories off. You have captured both the beauty and the ruggedness of this beautiful Northumbrian landscape perfectly.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:00 AM

What's the wood?

Bleak beauty indeed, very Northumbrian. Not too many ice-cream vans around those parts, I reckon.Smile

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1694 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom81 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:08 AM


Quote: What's the wood?


A pile of old Railway sleepers, obviously waiting to be used for some purpose. I have not been to this location before and found it rather difficult to get a composition, these were the only option around for some foreground interest.

Nigel

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:34 AM

This really is what we stayed Oop North for in the 1970s, when we could have moved elsewhere after graduation. Wide open, empty, silent space.
Moira

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1694 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom81 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:56 AM


Quote: This really is what we stayed Oop North for in the 1970s, when we could have moved elsewhere afdidn't enuation. Wide open, empty, silent space.
Moira

I agree, Moira. This area North of the Wall is difficult to beat, walked for two hours yesterday and didn't see another soul. Only the Skylarks for company, they have started rising early this Spring.

Nigel

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 10:34 AM

Great landscape capture Nigel, like the led in with the railway sleepersSmile

Cliff

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 11:28 AM

I love the lead in and the way the light looks like the sleepers were painted.
The colour is very gentle and appealing in this well balanced landscape.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 11:45 AM

A picturesque part of the wall but not visited by many. Often a bit clarty out there.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6521 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 11:53 AM

I like the clarity in this one. - gary

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 2:30 PM

Wild and wooly countryside-- Love it!

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AlexAppleby
3 Mar 2014 - 5:59 PM

Lovely shot - looks pretty cold though!!!

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