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This is the Derriton Viaduct on the western edge of Holsworthy as it strides imperiously across the Deer Valley in North Devon.
This picture captures the magnitude of the task that faced engineers in the Victorian era when they had to create railways with minimal gradient in landscapes where the geography was anything but level. The sense of scale is illustrated by the cattle making their way towards the archway between the massive pillars, apparently unperturbed by the structure towering hundreds of feet above them.

This image appears exactly the way it was taken when the shutter was activated and the exposure captured by the camera. It has not been cropped or digitally treated using software in any way.

Image captured at 14:00 on 30Jul2009 – 1/420s f/6.4 at 25.0mm iso80

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derriton, viaduct, holsworthy, devon, cattle, stone, valley, river deer, deer valley, woods, trees, cows, kine, green, grey, cloud, sky, grass, pasture, landscape

Born in Oxford, England
Lived in the Thames Valley for thirty years before moving to the West Country.
Settled in Exeter shortly after the millennium with his wife.

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