Dartmoor in mono part 2

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by grebeman, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Number 2 in what might become a series of Dartmoor in mono images.

    A morning when I carried some camera gear on my Wheatear survey, and concentrated more on the photography rather than the Wheatears :rolleyes:

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    In the distance is Ditsworthy Warren House, rapidly becoming a favourite location

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    A lone tree on the bank of the River Plym below Ditsworthy Warren

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    A mountain ash in flower on the opposite bank of the River Plym

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    This standing stone is at the north eastern end of Ditsworthy Warren stone row, at least 15 feet tall, where's a pony when you need one (to show the height)

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    The stone at the other end of the row is not as tall, perhaps a mere 10 feet!



    Barrie
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Barry, when - what century - do you think that "mere" 10 foot tall stone was set up there? Mind boggling...woven ropes...cattle pulling...??

    Wonderfully dramatic images. I know I'd fall in love with Dartmoor.
     
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  3. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    BB, some time in the Bronze age, which stretched from 3300 BC to 1200BC, divided into the Early, Middle and Late Bronze ages, so I can't pin it down any better than that! They obviously didn't do that good a job, the web site http://www.stone-circles.org.uk/stone/drizzlecomberows.htm mentions that it had to be re-erected in the 19th century! The 15 foot stone is apparently the largest on the moor.

    Barrie
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thanks, Barrie - I knew I could count on you. I'll check out that reference a bit later. Time for me to get moving - many stones to move.:wink:
     
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