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Moorland Fire

By andy_AHG    
Hi Folks,

This is one that I've dredged out of the archives from a couple of years ago, that didn't get an airing at the time. It was taken one morning on Adam's Cross, Saddleworth Moor when I turned up for a sunrise. What I thought at first was mist rising from the reservoirs, turned out to be smoke from a huge fire, that burned all the way down Greenfield Brook, from Yeoman Hey. Alderman and Alphin can be seen just sticking their noses above the smoke.

Besides it's sad associations with the Moors Murderers, Saddleworth Moor is not the bleak place of horror that it has been portrayed as. It is a beautiful, rugged place, filled with history and legends.

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oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 6:04PM
Hey Andy ,cracking atmospheric image fella ,incredible place ,just love going there Wink
hope your well Wink

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andy_AHG 8 106 6 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 6:09PM
Ollie - Yay, you're back. I'm fine mate, how are you. Where've you been?
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 6:11PM
brilliant comp andy wonderful tones and light a cracker nice one Wink
pokey110 8 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 6:28PM
Beautiful image, nicely captured
UrbaneMagick 5 172 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 6:40PM
Incredible that this has just been in the archives Andy!!

I thought it was mist, looks like the maw of the valley has just sucked all that smoke into it.


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danbrann 13 636 17
22 Aug 2012 7:31PM
A super find Andy..both then and now.Have you got any more like that lurking in your archives?.
martin.w 15 501 22 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 7:34PM
Agree, it does look like mist and seen similar if not quite so scenic in Derbyshire. Wink
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 8:40PM
Excellent detail and tones Andy.
Kenfromsot 9 57 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 9:58PM
Wonderful mono Andy

22 Aug 2012 10:37PM
Great Image.

bps11 5 England
24 Aug 2012 4:17PM
Quite superb!...congrats!
andy_AHG 8 106 6 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 6:37PM
Thank you very much for the HC Pete. Hugely appreciated.
roverfoxy9 13 278 Spain
26 Aug 2012 11:21AM
It's almost like being at the edge of a huge waterfall. Love it.
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
31 Aug 2012 4:46PM
nicely balenced..feel the top left is a little too dark
bouic 8 3 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 5:12PM
Superb image, Andy.

sherlob Plus
11 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 5:23PM
Faultless. It should be loaded to the general gallery as I think it would be in with a shout for POW.


Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
31 Aug 2012 6:13PM
I love this. It almost feels as if the hills are sliding into the valley and that the rocks in the fg are the only safe place. Beautiful, atmospheric conversion.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
31 Aug 2012 6:49PM
stunning ! we have scenery in Scotland but this is something elseWink seriously this is one spectacular scene well done.

chavender 7 270 1 France
1 Sep 2012 5:25PM
Nothing left to say!
Mono at it`s best!!


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