It was cold and a storm was clearly brewing as we reached Ribblehead. Even the sheep looked brassed off, and they're supposed to be used to it!
Ribblehead Viaduct is a railway viaduct across the valley of the River Ribble at Ribblehead, in North Yorkshire, northern England. The viaduct is a Grade II listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Ribblehead viaduct is 440 yards (400 m) long, and 104 feet (32 m) above the valley floor at its highest point. It is made up of twenty-four arches of 45 feet (14 m) span, with foundations 15 feet (4.6 m) deep. The north end of the viaduct is 13 feet (4.0 m) higher in elevation than the south end. It was designed by the engineer John Sydney Crossley. The first stone was laid on 12 October 1870 and the last in 1874. One thousand Navvies building the viaduct established shanty towns on the moors for themselves and their families. They named the towns after victories of the Crimean War, sarcastically for posh districts of London, and Biblical names. There were smallpox epidemics and deaths from industrial accidents; meaning that the church graveyard at Chapel-le-Dale had to be extended. One hundred navvies were killed during the construction of the viaduct.
In 1964, several brand new cars being carried on a freight train that was crossing the viaduct were blown off the wagons they were being carried upon and landed on the ground by the viaduct.
(Info from Wikipedia)
B/W negative scanned on a Nikon film scanner.
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jester5 (1620) 2012-02-21 1:49
An excellent job of scanning Will and a different point of view of Ribblehead.It does look very cold and brass monkies more than sheep comes to mind.
Very atmospheric and with your note even more so somehow.Lovely capture.
CLODO (24894) 2012-02-21 1:57
We feel the cold atmosphere by looking at the snow carpet, the big grey clouds. Good framing with the 3 sheeps in the corner.
iainsp (2626) 2012-02-21 2:09
This is a fabulous shot - and responds very well to the black and white treatment. This seems to enhance the moodiness and adds to the impact of the stormy sky.
Great work, thanks, Iain
maria-v1981 (10409) 2012-02-21 6:02
A mood and atmospheric shot. The cloudy sky creates a drammatic atmosphere. Excellent pov, good choise B&W, and perspective.
All the best,
jajko (775) 2012-02-21 6:47
i like b&W photos. this is made as high key? interesting big grain - lovely for me.
composition quite enough - in the first plan - sheeps, second - viaduct and in the backround great, mystery and acient sky.
dkmurphys (37399) 2012-02-21 7:08
Lovely winter capture with that amazing old structure. Perfect composition, well done.
Enjoy a calm evening.
sacimar (25957) 2012-02-21 7:24
I like this composition, you have shown perfectly the cold atmosphere, the animals and the viaduct are interesting details here, well seen,
Cricri (87288) 2012-02-21 9:17
On passe du sud au nord!! beaucoup plus froid ici, avec ce tapis de neige et le ciel dramatique,intéressante vue du pont avec les arches et les trois montons seuls vie dans le paysage hivernale
m00n (2187) 2012-02-21 11:38
Superb composition, I like theme of the pictures. I have a feeling that the picture does not have focus, and on the sky is grits. I wonder from where come the mistakes of picture.
diafani (1120) 2012-02-22 9:57
This has a fantastic, almost post-apocalyptic feel to it. The sheep are the only things left alive. Good idea to include so much sky, it strengthens the oppressive feel of the situation.
jmdias (46230) 2012-05-01 15:16
marvelous image . I liked this winter mood here and the compo catching the arches and the animals in a perfect framing. very beautiful . I liked the choice for black and white.