Saturday, 7 April 2007

Wolfhole Crag

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The last wild wolf in the British Isles was reputedly killed in Scotland in 1753. So Wolfhole Crag, one of the summits of shattered millstone grit in the Forest of Bowland, is likely to have carried that name for several hundred years.

“We have doomed the Wolf not for what it is, but for what we have deliberately and mistakenly perceived it to be... the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer... which is, in reality no more than a reflexed image of ourself."
Farley Mowat (1921- ), Canadian conservationist and author

Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: Zoom @ 26mm (35mm equiv.)
F No: f8
Shutter Speed: 1/400
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: -1.3EV
photograph (c) T. Boughen


Marc C said...

The processing on this shot looks a bit odd Tony. Sort of soft, and a bit surreal, but quite interesting. What did you do that was different from your other posts?

Tony Boughen said...

This one is me in "experimental mode" Marc. I was aiming for a C19 Romantic landscape look! So, I upped the contrast and played with the colour. The "soft" looking rocks are in fact soft looking - centuries of wind and rain have taken off the sharp corners.


Tony Gaffney said...

There is a hole at the bottom of the Eastern crag-big enough to climb in-presumably this is the origin of the name