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The Twenty Foot Drain

By fentiger    
This "river" is actually the Twenty Foot drain and one of several cut to drain the Fens initiated by Sir Cornelius Vermuyden in the 15th Century. We also have in the area the Forty Foot and the Sixteen Foot. I understand they get their names from the distance from bank to bank.

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Tags: Fenland Drain Dyke Cambridgeshire Dike Landscape and travel Fens Ditch drainage

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MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2008 8:08AM
Interesting landscape with gret depth, suits the mono touch too, makes it somehow look like an old painting.
imagio 14 12 1 England
2 Aug 2008 8:37AM
Excellent composition and depth Albert.

nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
2 Aug 2008 9:00AM
Great shot Albert, love the tones and the wind turbine in the distance although that spoils the old fashioned painting idea.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2403 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2008 9:36AM
This is exactly how I imagine the Fens, right down to the heavy sky. Classic composition, the canal and tree working together.
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
2 Aug 2008 9:44AM
Thanks for the ident by the way Albert, you were spot on.

Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
2 Aug 2008 10:58AM
Lovely sepia toning. Great image.
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
2 Aug 2008 4:29PM
A Beautifully toned Image Albert great detail exposure and composition.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
2 Aug 2008 6:55PM
Well composed and toned
proz 16 205 United States
3 Aug 2008 1:06AM
superb toning Albert!
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
3 Aug 2008 1:51AM
On the railway we use the same form of measurment between the lines Albert.The four foot,six foot and ten foot.Interesting this applies to the waterways too.
Nice tones here for good image.
dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
3 Aug 2008 11:15AM
beautiful shot
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
3 Aug 2008 5:19PM
love the composition & toning...
fentiger 19 920 24 England
4 Aug 2008 8:56AM
Thank you to everyone who have looked, voted and commented.

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
4 Aug 2008 10:21AM
Excellent mono landscape. Could have been taken in the Netherlands!

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