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Skiddaw Massif

By whatriveristhis
Skiddaw Massif

Blencathra. From the East, her summit stretches like a grin.
A rictus in cold stone, wind-riven.
Sharpening her edges, she crosses the dark screes.

The four winds have screamed in her mouth.
She has known the madness of horses,
She would like to kill you.


And Skiddaw. In mist-sodden silence,
Humped and massive, she sleeps on, adrift. Oblivious mother,
Deaf to her crazy child.

Daylight shreds her veils.
Where sheep graze her smooth brow, she seems almost to turn,
And as though still dreaming, lift them into cloud.

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Tags: Lake district Black and white Landscape and travel

Voters: marktc, jovanovic, woolybill1 and 4 more


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marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 7:19AM
Amazingly moody pair of images complimented by a fantastic narrative. A dark and intense way to start the day!

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9 Jun 2013 7:23AM
Thanks pal. I tend to feel a bit dark and intense, Sunday mornings Grin
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 7:59AM
Indeed and now all you need is a drop of Samuel Barber to make the mood complete.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 948 1479 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 8:04AM
V1 has the oppressive weight of the cloud. It's suffocating the land.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 8:08AM
Super-moody images, in particular the cloud in V1 which tells its own tale. How to make a massif look - well, massive - even below the 3000m mark.
No snow remained there last week but there were still patches on Cross Fell.
Regards
Bill
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
9 Jun 2013 8:28AM
Ah gawd Alan , these are so guid min Smile Bleak moodiness personified in a fotae Grin. It's all about atmosphere isn't it and these have bags n bags . Tell me aboot the wee bit o poetry ??? . Photography is about capturing that feeling (says he who hasnae a clue) and only you know if you managed that , i suspect you did. Top notch work Smile

Rod
9 Jun 2013 9:04AM

Quote:.... but there were still patches on Cross Fell.


No surprises there, then Grin

Mark- You are a jewel amongst men. I know the Barber well, have a live recording on DG ( LA Phil./Bernstein ). Such a nice thought, my man, thanks.
Beautiful music ....even if it does sometimes make me feel like opening a vein GrinGrin


Quote:Ah gawd Alan , these are so guid min Smile Bleak moodiness


Cheers, Bud


Quote: Tell me aboot the wee bit o poetry ???


Mine.


.....Thanks, everybody, glad you like Smile

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