10 February 2008

Cow Green Reservoir

Cow Green, a two mile long reservoir was built between 1967 and 1971 to supply the industries of Teesside. Environmentally speaking this part of Upper Teesdale is of National importance, and the plan to construct this reservoir had been strongly opposed by local conservationists. Their main concern was the protection of the rich flora and fauna of the district and especially rare alpine plants like the unique Teesdale violet.
Thankfully only about a tenth of this plant's habitat was destroyed by the completion of the reservoir. The remaining area was designated a National Nature Reserve in 1969, from what was previously two seperate nature reserves.

Sorry everyone, this was taken yesterday. I haven't been too good today as my sciatica has been really bad and I couldn't get out.

Settings (1st photo)

  • Camera Olymus E500
  • Aperture - f/8
  • Shutter speed - 1/80sec
  • ISO-100
  • Focal Length - 11mm
  • Exposure compensation -0.3 step

Settings (2nd photo)

  • Aperture f/22
  • Shutter speed - 1/6sec
  • ISO-100
  • Focal Length - 40mm
  • Exposure compensation -0.3 step

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