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Millstones on Stanage.

By platzy
Millstones in the 18th century were cut from the gritstone edges by local stonemasons getting a block of stone weighing well over a ton from a steep slope must have been a very difficult task when only muscle power was available, it's hard to comprehend how this could have be a routine. Stones were joined in pairs with a short wooden axle and hauled up to the moorland at the top of the Edge. There they were put on sledges, and hauled to a dock at Bawtry on the River Idle, a tributary of the Trent. This enabled stones to then be shipped by water to Hull, and from Hull to Kings Lynn or other ports.

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Richsr 14 91 223 England
5 Mar 2013 8:51AM
Like the side light and details in this
Regards Richard
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 8:56AM
Excellent landscape and narrative, Steve. I like the warm light in this. Well captured, mate.

5 Mar 2013 8:58AM
I love the way the light comes from the bottom/side. The views in the distance are great and as for the mill stones......moving them was quite a feat.
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
5 Mar 2013 9:09AM
Excellent photo and write up !! Those guys really worked hard hey !!
ColinEJ 15 21 17 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 9:24AM
Beautiful warm light, wide angle perspective and the centre whole in the stone proving a focal point.
richmowil Plus
12 449 2 England
5 Mar 2013 10:04AM
Good lighting -well captured - I like it a lot!!
5 Mar 2013 12:15PM
Splendid light, a lot of detail in f/g and great dof. A superb composition and capture
milky 18 5 Wales
5 Mar 2013 3:15PM
Stunning image just like wood carving but in stone and a lot harder they work,What the wheel done for the world, Very well presented----MilkyTongue
5 Mar 2013 3:16PM
Lovely light and use of recession in the picture.
oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 3:18PM
nice light on the grit stones steve Smile
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
5 Mar 2013 4:36PM
Great compo, super light, wonderful!
Meheecho 8 275 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 4:37PM
A superb composition with warm light and rich colours
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 5:39PM
Lovely capture, great lightGrin
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
5 Mar 2013 9:35PM
A Great image with lovely lightSmile
fentiger 20 920 24 England
5 Mar 2013 10:43PM
A fine piece of photography.

Ayoob 10 Australia
6 Mar 2013 1:55AM
Really lovely detail and lighting - great piece of work ,well done.............GrinWink
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 8:40AM
Excellent light on this classic view
CHRISB911 15 54 1
6 Mar 2013 9:03AM
Great light Steve
10 Mar 2013 11:15AM
A beautifully lit landscape with bags of foreground interest in those mill stones!

13 Mar 2013 7:50PM
The side lighting of this shot give warm and beautiful tones, great image.

tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 6:15PM
Like the pov and light very much.

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