21 September 2008

High Force

The woodland walk leads you to this spectacular sight. As you begin the descent down the gentle slope the well-maintained path twists and turns giving a different view every few yards. The muffled rumble suddenly turns to a roar and the sight astounds you. High Force commands your respect.
From its rise as a trickle, high on the heather covered fells at the top of the North Pennines, to the top of the whin sill rock at Forest -in-Teesdale, the River Tees steadily grows and gathers pace, then it suddenly and spectacularly drops 21 metres into the plunge pool below.
Nearby the falls is a pine tree wedged full of coins supposedly for good luck. I of course had to add mine so I hit a coin firmly with a stone wedging it in place.


Susanne49 said...

I LOVE the money tree!!!

And you water pictures are gorgeous, Carol!

Thanks for your comments on my blog.

Carole said...

No problem Sue I love visiting your blog only sometimes I can't get every day but I always manage to get there sooner or later to enjoy your images and naratives too.

Susanne49 said...

That's fine with me too, Carol...you don't have to explain. You are still working too and I'm a (early) retired women with a lot of time...sometimes....but also I, I'm not always in the mood to comment all over all the blogs I should visit, but I love your photography very much, that's why I'm here.

Carole said...

Well thank you again Sue for your comments and visiting my blog as often as you do. From someone that has been in photography as long as yourself it's a great compliment just seeing you visit let alone comment and like the work. Thank you

Double "D" said...

I'm so envious of the beautiful country
side.Its what I call a target rich
environment. But you have to have
an eye for finding the exact position
and lighting to capture it. You are
more than talented to create such
awesome shots. I always go to your
blog first to see what's on the menu.
Love it.