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Sadd Moor

By Birdseye
Saddleworth moor is a remarkably understated area but paradoxically, it can be simply dramatic. Coarse grass, boggy underfoot, man-eating tussocks, rolling hills but it can be an unforgiving place.

Walking across Marsden Moor a couple of weekends ago, it changed from bright sun to storm and back to sunshine on a 30min cycle. Great cloudscapes. We came across a poignant reminder of how harsh the moors can be.

The cross marks where Sub.LT Ambler crashed, flying a Fairey Barracuda (MD963) of the RNAS Dunino Station Flight from Donibristle near Dunfermline on the 29th July 1945.

A view with mixed feelings.

(I have slightly lightened the shadows in the foreground, otherwise straight from the camera)

f/7.1; 1/400sec; 10mm

Tags: Photo journalism Moor Saddleworth Plane crash Moors Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: raygregson, skewey, bayleaf and 3 more


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23 Nov 2008 7:08PM
excellent landscape image.ray

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grockleJB 10 3 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 7:21PM
Great sky. John.

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