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The Road to Beckfoot by David Davies

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The road from Ambleside, Cumbria, England, over the Hardknott Pass, with it’s Roman fort, to Beckfoot, the Duddon Valley and eventually the coast. I took this picture just before the farm tractor hit me! lol

(Wikipedia) Hardknott Pass is a pass that carries a minor road between Eskdale and the Duddon Valley in the county of Cumbria, England, in the Lake District National Park. The road approaching the pass vies with Rosedale Chimney Bank in North Yorkshire for the title of steepest road in England with both achieving a gradient of 1 in 3 (about 33%).

Olympus OM-10, 50mm 1.8

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beckfoot, cumbria, england

I’ve been an amateur photographer for as long as I can remember, which at my age is about a couple of weeks! I’ve owned film cameras from Zeiss, Scheider, Leica, Nikon and Olympus, as well as digital cameras from Pentax and Canon, and still have several, if I can ever find them. I currently use a Sony NEX-5N with an 18-55mm zoom lens, and after a year of ownership am still learning all the functions.

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  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonover 3 years ago

    Nice shot David I like how the road winds through the image !

  • Thanks, Curtiss. These roads are so attractive and so much fun to drive – very few passing places! lol

    – David Davies

  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaover 3 years ago

    Nice capture!

  • Thank you very much, DM!

    – David Davies

  • Petehamilton
    Petehamiltonover 3 years ago

    Great work David…really pulls you in to the picture!

  • Thank you, Pate and thanks for the fave!

    – David Davies

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...over 3 years ago

    Thi is just stunnng, got the curves just right

  • Thanks, Warren, I really like roads, they are so photogenic.

    – David Davies

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Great lead in David.

  • Thanks, Gary. I’d love to go back to Cumbria with a digital camera! Maybe if I win the EuroLotto tonight! LOL!

    – David Davies

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture David

  • Country roads are so interesting!

    – David Davies

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    Very nice Mate.

  • Thank you, Al!

    – David Davies

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so much, Pops!

    – David Davies

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanover 3 years ago

    Great composition David. Tony

  • Thanks, Tony! Thanks for the fave!

    – David Davies

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...about 3 years ago

    very good, love the line in here

  • Thank you, Ryan!

    – David Davies

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