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Hidden Stones

By NorthernWayfarer
Somewhere in Northumberland is a stone circle that can only be found on the 1866 map and no subsequent maps; including the modern OS map. The photograph captures the illusion of remoteness and yet it is only 2 miles from a road and despite being only a few hundred yards from a very popular hiking trail, nobody ever seems to make the effort to visit because of its omission from the maps... and yet, there is clearly a well worn gamekeeper/farmer/shepherd's quad bike trail to the site. Hidden by a sheepfold from the main hiking trail, around 10 hikers pass by completely oblivious of both ourselves and the stones.
Is remoteness a place like that captured by the camera or the illusion of remoteness when people are oblivious to your existence?
My nine-year-old daughter provides scale to the size of the stones. The darkened skies and continuous rain soaked her to the skin as her waterproofs failed, forcing us to cut our hike short. The foreground hills almost mirror those behind them giving another illusion of shadow. The composition lends itself to black and white more so than colour in giving the illusion of remoteness and the highlighting the darkness of the rain clouds.

Tags: Northumberland Remote Black and white Stone circle Landscape and travel Rainclouds Remoteness

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