Sunday, 8 April 2007

The Tarn

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On top of the Bowland hill with the charming name of Nicky Nook, is a tarn that is unimaginatively called The Tarn! I photographed it in eerie early morning light, just as the low clouds began to lift.

"By the grey woods, by the swamp,
Where the toad and newt encamp,
By the dismal tarns and pools,
Where dwell the Gouls.
By each spot the most unholy,
By each nook most melancholy,
There the traveller meets, aghast,
Sheeted memories of the Past.
Shrouded forms that start and sigh,
As they pass the wanderer by.
White-robed forms of friends long given;
In agony, to the Earth - and Heaven."
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), US writer and poet, (from "Dreamland")

Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: Zoom @ 38mm (35mm equiv.)
F No: f6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/250
ISO: 200
Exposure Compensation: -0.3EV
photograph (c) T. Boughen

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