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I am Giant

By cooky
Looking out over Rochdale and into the distance over Rochdale and out towards Derbyshire and Cheshire. Greenbooth and the higher Naden Reservoirs in the Naden Valley above Rochdale afford stunning views from moor to urban/industrial landscape and then beyond...

The ubiquitous pylons and my giant on the right with the foxgloves echoing its shape and my mini giants in the foreground!

I have previously posted moorland and forest images from this location, a very varied landscape.


Tags: Black and white Pylons Reservoirs Greenbooth

Voters: Badgerfred, dudler, RonDM and 43 more



Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
27 Sep 2021 10:54AM
A fine composition Kath,
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
27 Sep 2021 11:18AM
Very evocative capture here Kath, the giant pylon looks animated and pulling the wires by itself. Amazing view from up there. I won’t say ‘is there a colour version?’, despite hoping that there is… getting used to this inventive mono world 🙂

27 Sep 2021 11:19AM
Great capture and view, I prefer wind turbines to giant pylons, the're much more elegant.
27 Sep 2021 11:49AM
it is almost Beauty and the Beast in a landscape format. We are ruled by energy and your Giant is first minister.

This isn't an area I've ever explored - maybe a Photo Art Book project is called for? 'Moors in Mono' or 'Darkness of Light' ? I'm looking forward to getting a copy! Andy
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
27 Sep 2021 11:52AM
A wonderful vista here, Kath, you can see for miles & miles! 👍 Must be viewed large 😃
I'm with Sylvia, and find turbines more photogenic!
Trev 😀
27 Sep 2021 12:13PM
Excellent photo Kath. Rich
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2021 12:26PM
A great serene location... Beautiful view Kath !!
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2021 12:34PM
Nice shot you got there Gromit...Have a good week...Wallace SmileSmileSmile
27 Sep 2021 12:47PM
Splendid open-air mono
27 Sep 2021 12:58PM
Another fine image Kath, impressive DOF and subject matter, beauty and the beast!
27 Sep 2021 12:58PM
Excellent Kath you can see for miles...Lin
leo_nid 6 12
27 Sep 2021 1:07PM
excellent tones as always, and i love how you included FG detail
gconant Plus
12 32 1 United States
27 Sep 2021 2:07PM
A superb mono capture Kath !!
The Giant appears to be lassoing something on the other shore.

adagio 4 4 2 England
27 Sep 2021 2:11PM
Well Kath, I just gotta go with The Who….I Can See for Miles!! Splendid mono and such a beautiful view.

27 Sep 2021 2:59PM
Love it Kath - well done
capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2021 3:18PM
A nice mix of nature and human activity.Smile
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
27 Sep 2021 3:29PM
The lens distortion (?) makes it look as if the pylon is hauling on the cables, dragging in the catch...
27 Sep 2021 5:46PM
Great image Kath. You’re on top of the world.

cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2021 9:42PM
Thank you all for your comments and clicks and your award Rich.

The camera, my little walkabout, was at widest setting to capture everything but it does appear a little fish eye! The pylon appears to be leaning but the lower reservoir wall is level and however tweaked it remains on a tilt! I'll be up there again soon and I shall examine its foundations! 😉🤣

At the other end there are wind turbines which I've already posted, I agree much more photogenic!

28 Sep 2021 7:17AM
Power over all yet becoming a
thing of the past as more underground cables are layed. Mind you, 8n this case, they might have to be floated on the water. Smile
Smashing composition, Kath with your trademark processing.

cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2021 11:56AM
Thanks John and if those cables fall there'll be a lot of sizzling! WinkWink

KingArthur 16 8 1 Malta
29 Sep 2021 8:32AM
Lovely composition in mono Kath

Joe Smile
cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2021 11:35PM
Thank you Joe.


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