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The Aiggin Stone on Blackstone Edge near Rochdale. This is thought to be a medieval waymarker, sited on an old packhorse route, overlaying a Roman road crossing the Pennines. A rude latin cross is incised on the stone, with the letters I.T. The stone once stood several feet tall but has been diminished by falling and being pushed over.

It is supposed that this is where Yorkshire men said their prayers before entering Lancashire Wink

Cheers,

Andy

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:sigma 10-20mm
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Title:The Aiggin Stone
Username:andy_AHG andy_AHG
Uploaded:14 Sep 2012 - 3:25 PM
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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 3:27 PM

Very nice mono.........GrinGrinGrin

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 3:31 PM

Nice work. A bit creepy though!

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 3:34 PM

Stunning image,
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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 3:51 PM

Excellent mono Andy great image

Brian....................

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4513 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 4:05 PM

Impressive shot !!!.....lovely mono tones, with a great 'mood' in that sky !!!!....top notch !!

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conrad
conrad  910873 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 4:55 PM

Impressive indeed. Stands out in the Gallery. Well done!

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 5:53 PM

A haunting image thats for sure

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 755 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 6:16 PM

strong contrasting mono Andy ,looks great and a good write up too.Wink

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12350 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 9:45 PM

Another classic atmospheric mono Andy.....great work Wink

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2012 - 1:06 AM

Wonderful balance of light and shadow in this fine conversion. Nice one, Andy.
Alun

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Deep_Bhatia
15 Sep 2012 - 11:28 AM

Fantastic landscape. Deep

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 755 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2012 - 7:54 PM

hey congrats on a hc palWink

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 8:54 AM

Love the moodiness in this image, Andy.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32873 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 2:58 PM

Breathtaking quality, superbly composed, exposed, processed, and presented, a highly professional looking piece.

Nathan

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andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 3:20 PM

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments. To Alun and Paul for your UAs and to Pete for the HC. All very much appreciated.

Andy

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UrbaneMagick
16 Sep 2012 - 5:18 PM

Apologies for seeing this so late..way laid with family stuff.

Outstanding Andy..even by your high standards.

Gareth

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h4rsx
h4rsx  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 7:14 PM

Lovely work Andy, another fantastic shot. Love the moodiness and intimate feel of this image.

Harsharn

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 9:48 AM

Wow Andy what a cracker and even better for being in glorious
monochrome which really works for this subject .....Phil

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aliquidvision

Very nice. Could you explain the post processing please?

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capto
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1 Oct 2012 - 10:46 PM

Thats the way to do it! Look and learn.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 4:39 PM

stunning Smile

Rod

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gavrelle
gavrelle  230 forum posts England
6 Oct 2012 - 8:48 PM

Excellent!!!!!!

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Bonico
Bonico  4 Romania
2 Dec 2012 - 9:23 AM

Like it.
Bogdan.

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