That sinking feeling.

Posted by Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 17 May 2017 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

About time I got into the countryside away from South Shields for a few hours relaxation.
This mono was made at Derwent Reservoir in County Durham and under the water there is an old abandoned village that had to be sacrificed when they dammed the head of the valley and allowed it to flood. It now provides much of our drinking water in South Shields.

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bel angle de prise, je pense que tu vas nous montrer le barrage. !!!.)

17 May 2017 5:48am

@tataray: Thank you.

Devi from Chennai, India

Can you go and visit the village under water ..i mean with scuba equipment ? Sad...a village had to be submerged...but drinking water is important too!!
After reading the info, the picture speaks a different language!!!
Couldn't have got a better angle !

17 May 2017 6:17am

@Devi: I wish you could, that would be fun. I guess we'll have to wait for the drought of the century to find out what it looks like now. Now, this angle makes a far more meaningful composition than yesterday's post. It actually leads your eye somewhere.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Such a feeling will come sometimes

17 May 2017 6:27am

@Jypyä Pop: Sure does.

Mauro Brando from Arlanda, Sweden

Excellent composition! Great B&W work! Stunning

17 May 2017 7:33am

@Mauro Brando: Thanks friend, I'm glad you like it.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle composition

17 May 2017 8:02am

@Martine Libouton: Thank you

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, abondoned village... You made me sentimental...

17 May 2017 8:55am

@Hiro: Please not too much :-O

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nice lead in line of fence posts to a lost world

17 May 2017 9:14am

@grouser: You sometimes wish for a good lead in line, and there it pops up right in front of you.

Marjolein from Netherlands

Beautiful in black and white

17 May 2017 10:42am

@Marjolein: Thank you.

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Nice leading lines

17 May 2017 10:43am

@beach: Yes I got a bit lucky walking down to the water's edge just to find this old farmer's fence.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful monochrome with great atmosphere .

17 May 2017 10:43am

@Mhelene: Thank you.

Shaun from Thorton, United States

Very nice detail in this B/W image. I like the wooden post's leading to the water.

17 May 2017 11:04am

@Shaun: Thank you, I got really lucky that day.

STEED from D, France

Cruel story for this beautiful monochrome ...Superb palet of greys ,and how funny as words have always a musical sound in my head ....Have a nice day,Friend ...(https://youtu.be/4bzxgDf_79o)

17 May 2017 1:02pm

@STEED: The Bee Gees, nice find, a new one for me!

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelel barrière de bois quelle vue et ce fils sueprbe compo
amitié

17 May 2017 1:21pm

@Nicou: Thank you friend.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The B&W captures the feeling of desolation. AN abandoned village? WOuld make f or some interesting exploration someday.

17 May 2017 3:10pm

@Ruthiebear: I like Devi's idea of going for a dive down there!

Brockaly from Leominster, United Kingdom

Nice feel to this one.

17 May 2017 3:17pm

@Brockaly: Thank you.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interesting history behind this reservoir!! Great tones and nice leading lines in the pilings.

17 May 2017 6:28pm

@Steven: It isn't the biggest around here, Kielder is much larger!

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Thanks to the good chosen composition a attractive depht in this nice b/w image.

17 May 2017 8:31pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Beautiful in B& W. Very nice compo

17 May 2017 8:31pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

I like the excellent composition. Wonderful B&W capture.

17 May 2017 10:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A great title! They did the same thing creating a reservoir not far from where I live. It is strange to think that there are buildings at the bottom of the lake. Wonderful black and white image!

18 May 2017 1:32am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh excellent

18 May 2017 2:13pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Nice leading lines, especially the fence posts. Works well in B & W.

23 May 2017 1:54pm

@Anita: I don't think I do mono often enough!

Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR
1/900 second
F/3.5
ISO 100
5 mm

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