This picture was taken in Puzzle Wood, which is an old shallow iron mine. It dates back to before Roman times, some 2,700 years. The whole wood has an eerie and unusual feel because of the way the rock has been mined and the way plants and trees have subsequently grown.
It is said that J.R. Tolkien, who visited here, used it as the basis for ‘Middle Earth’ in The Lord of the Rings.


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My main interests are landscape, wildlife and sports events.
I use a Nikon D40X, a Nikon D60 and a Nikon D3100.
The lenses are either Nikkor or Sigma or a Tamron 60mm Macro. I also have a small collection of vintage cameras.
I hope you enjoy my photography and keep coming back for more, as I am constantly working to increase my portfolio.
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  • Finbarr Reilly
    Finbarr Reillyalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent image works well in the B/W tone instant fave. ;)

  • Wow, thanks very much, I’m glad you like it.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...almost 5 years ago

    Superb work !

  • Thank you.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • DeviousLili
    DeviousLilialmost 5 years ago

    Focused enough and distorted enough to be wondermous. Well done!

  • Thanks. I wanted to get a creepy feel because of it’s connections to Tolkien. No Hobbits though!

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago


  • Thanks very much.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Perggals© - Stacey Turner
    Perggals© - St...over 1 year ago

    You have been featured in Britain in Black & White

  • Thanks very much for this, I really appreciate it.

    – Nigel Bangert

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