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Currick 3

By jdenman  
Another shot of the Currick on Knapside Hill above my home, taken just before sunset. The Currick is defined as a chambered cairn which contains a burial, also it has been suggested some may just have been prehistoric horizon markers. Quite a few of them are dotted about in the landscape here, not all of them mark a summit or horizon which tends to suggest they contain a burial. Who knows what may lie under this one, maybe an urn with the remains of some local tribal leader.

Tags: Cold General North pennines Landscape and travel Ancient site Eden valley Cross fell Currick

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cassiecat 9 39 46 England
22 Jan 2009 9:14AM
hi neighbour, nice frosty shot.lesley

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imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 9:17AM
good pice of history, well captured
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
22 Jan 2009 9:21AM
Looks cold there John,excellent work again.
Techno Plus
9 2.5k 8 England
22 Jan 2009 9:29AM
Superb image catching the light beautifully..

hellsbells8868 9 151 2 Wales
22 Jan 2009 9:31AM
Excellent image.
JudeC 11 6 3 England
22 Jan 2009 9:53AM
Super shot - Jude.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 9:54AM
good intro full of intrigue great picture with good pov
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Jan 2009 9:57AM
Wouldn't you love to excavate it and really see what lies beneath, I know I would! Great capture. Carol
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
22 Jan 2009 9:57AM
A nice rocky lead in to stumble over while reaching the summit John. Nice composition and, though it must have been cold up there, you have given this a warm feel.

MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 10:03AM
Are you not tepmted to take a spade up for a peek!!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 10:10AM
Looks like it was cold
Great picture and as usual information
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 10:13AM
Lovely image John, I like your narration --Very interesting
StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
22 Jan 2009 10:15AM
nice shot brrr it looks cold there wheres the brass monkeys lol
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 10:16AM
Lovely composition. There was some lovely light when you took this
Looks incredibly cold!
22 Jan 2009 10:16AM
Lovely shot, like the light.
22 Jan 2009 10:34AM
An excellent shot and that does look cold.
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
22 Jan 2009 10:38AM
love the frost and the composition

22 Jan 2009 10:47AM
Interesting history. Good shot.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
22 Jan 2009 10:51AM
Great colours and composition John
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Jan 2009 10:53AM
Great light
22 Jan 2009 10:59AM
Such a beautiful shot, and great light...
22 Jan 2009 11:04AM
Beautiful lighting and composition in this shot. I've seen these cairns many times, never realised what they actually were. Cheers John.

ps, maybe you should get Time Team in ?
casson 11 3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 11:27AM
I love summit shots and this a winner
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
22 Jan 2009 11:28AM
Great composition with the frosty details

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
22 Jan 2009 11:43AM
Wonderful light and beautiful composition. Interesting subject too.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 12:43PM
Cold, bleak, desolate for a resting place. the golden light on the left-hand foreground stones only adds to the coldness. Strong image.
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 12:44PM
Happy to be 40...

Great work but I think it a little flat to your other shot may need a bit more wotk on the tones on the stones...

Andycln 10 26 3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 1:44PM
It's all been said. Good shot.
22 Jan 2009 1:55PM
Great shot.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 2:12PM
Seizing the moment to perfection once again, John. Perhaps a Cumbrian Barbarossa or Arthur awaits the call beneath the cairn......
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
22 Jan 2009 2:20PM
A very interesting write up about this mound of rocks, which make me see it in a completely different light.
You have a wonderful DoF & I like how the sun is just catching the foreground rocks.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
22 Jan 2009 2:29PM
Looks very barren, and very cold. I'm pleasantly surprised the mound has been allowed to stay there, undisturbed.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 3:00PM
Great light on the stones in the foreground, superbly composed.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
22 Jan 2009 3:18PM
What great light and composition, such a great capture.
Natzdad 9 29 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 3:40PM
love the way the sun catches the frosted grass.........Mick
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
22 Jan 2009 5:30PM
Lovely place to walk and perfect weather for it. Beautiful.
22 Jan 2009 5:33PM
great natu colours
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 6:58PM
that looks so cold, brilliant shot
betts 10 1 England
22 Jan 2009 7:01PM
Stunning shot.
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 7:10PM
Lovely colours in that evening light.

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 8:08PM
Wow how interesting John, and a lovely winter scene - you do get out and about a lot, is the car better.

22 Jan 2009 8:36PM
Great history and image, Rod
22 Jan 2009 8:55PM
lovely frosty scene,
sillygirl 9 9 Sweden
22 Jan 2009 9:04PM
Snow is always nice, but frost is even better, just like on this shot. It brings out the beauty of the stones and the graas. Its a wonderful shot.
derekv 10 3 England
22 Jan 2009 10:57PM
Another frosty beauty, John.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
22 Jan 2009 11:34PM
A lovely winter scene. - gary
MandsH 11 England
23 Jan 2009 12:07AM
Great shot and an interesting write up
cheesey 11 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2009 10:44AM
Cracking image, nicely composed.
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
23 Jan 2009 2:01PM
Great capture

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
23 Jan 2009 8:41PM

Quote:Who knows what may lie under this one
Surprised its never been excavated to find out
23 Jan 2009 9:35PM
Lovely shot. Looks very cold.
leginR 9 England
23 Jan 2009 11:52PM

Quote:Looks cold there John,excellent work again.

regards Nigel
madbilly 9 1 4 England
24 Jan 2009 9:15AM
Is it STILL this frosty up north ? I think I'd be tucked up in front of the fire, nice one John


KangaGal 9 66 Australia
24 Jan 2009 12:39PM
Some interesting textures here.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2009 5:07AM
well exposed image john, great compsoition and lighting
sitan1 Plus
9 1.2k United Kingdom
25 Jan 2009 3:53PM
Another superb shot.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2009 12:59PM
Very bleak and full of atmosphere. Love the colours and the sparkling frost adds so much.
29 Jan 2009 3:33AM
Such a stark winter image. The history behind this photo makes it even more interesting. Well taken.
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
29 Jan 2009 9:54AM
Glorious winter image John - just love the contrasts of the warm sunlight and the crisp coldness of the frosted grass.
iancam 9 23 England
29 Jan 2009 6:39PM
Excellent image, Proud to be 100
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
29 Jan 2009 11:53PM
Brilliant shot,love the angle,,

All you need now is the Dalmations, Lol.
fatherpie 9 18 12 England
31 Jan 2009 10:09PM
Looks bloomin' cold!
nice winter scene, well captured.
super image.ray
OMG 9 51 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2009 10:33PM
You are lucky to have such fantastic scenery so close to home but it does look cold
koka 9 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 6:53PM
great composition Katie
6 Feb 2009 4:39PM
Amazing composition.
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 9:36PM
Great composition and light John,excellent capture.....................

cjl47 10 4 3 England
10 Feb 2009 11:18AM
Hi John, a lovely winter scene.
Im back after my op, Dougal also improving, thank God.
RTDS 9 Cyprus
11 Feb 2009 5:26PM
Great capture.
Like the light...great composition.
OMG 9 51 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 11:45PM
Great capture and composition but my goodness it looks cold.
Rgds Derek
faraidoon 9 1 Afghanistan
15 Feb 2009 7:13AM
such a lovely shot, just mind blowing
IFIMAGE 9 143 Wales
17 Feb 2009 4:21AM
Stunning image

2himanshu 10 23 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2009 12:48PM
nice angle of view
Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2009 11:56AM
Excellent shot.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2009 6:01AM
janet 15 27 England
27 Mar 2009 11:20AM
Interesting image. Thanks for the info.

1 Apr 2009 9:03PM
Where r u?
Good show
MickS 13 23 14 England
16 Apr 2009 12:34PM
Watcha John,
excellent page of stuff.
konu 9 31 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 4:44AM
nice composition and subject
18 May 2009 7:57AM
Exelent shot

janet 15 27 England
29 May 2009 12:58PM
Very atmospheric. Thanks for the history.

Kerniggit 9 2 1 England
29 May 2009 7:40PM
Lovely comp, exposure and lighting.
HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
11 Jun 2009 10:52AM
Great landscape
14 Jul 2009 10:11AM
Beautiful capture with loads of interest and movement.
deja008 9 4
20 Aug 2009 11:28PM
Amazing landscape.
I think your landscapes were a big reason why I decided to take up and focus on landscape photography. So thankyou!
Any constructive criticism you can give to my lanscapes would be great. Have plenty I have collected from my travels over the last 9 months.
4 Nov 2009 11:43AM
Had a cup of tea with toast on the way down to the comment box .lol
Excellent image, nicely handled.......Bev

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