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A moment of (almost) quiet contemplation at Aysgarth Falls on the river Ure in the Yorkshire Dales National Park..the title is a play on words. Force is the local name for falls from the Old Norse word Foss.(Although not at Aysgarth!!)
This day,the valley of Wensleydale above the falls had suffered a lot of flooding.The water was coloured by the sediment.
These are the upper falls.They featured (with less water in) in the film Robin Hood; Prince Of Thieves.
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR 18-70 lens,single RAW tonemapped in Photomatix Pro4.

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aysgarth falls, yorkshire, waterfall

Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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Comments

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Gosh thats a mighty fast flowing river.
    Great shot mate.

  • Thanks Gary..it was earlier this year

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

    Magnificent capture! Hope that man is safe!

  • I was waiting for him to be swept away…

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    Look at that dramtic water and force flowing there, I can imagine it was not quiet. Hope no more flooding round your area this year.

  • I just came back from Langdale and the Brathay is overflowing below Elterwater..our river is slowly rising too..it’d better stop raining soon

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneover 3 years ago

    Wow, you have really captured the power in the water in this shot Jamie, top shot mate

  • Thanks very much Peter

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 3 years ago

    Super dramatic scene Jamie, nice one …

  • Chers Tom

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Jigsawman
    Jigsawmanover 3 years ago

    Too close for comfort, great capture!

  • Thanks Jeremy mate

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Jacqueline Wilkinson
    Jacqueline Wil...over 3 years ago

    O m g :)

  • You called?

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 3 years ago

    excellent capture – that water looks so powerful !!- well done !

  • It was very powerful Gail,but I was a safe distance back..lol

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Mat Robinson
    Mat Robinsonover 3 years ago

    oh wow – never seen aysgarth quite so flooded. Are there any of the lower falls from this trip? I’d love to see the water funnelled through there…

  • Sorry Matt,I took some but they didn’t come out as I’d have liked..although the falls were almost flat.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago

    This must bring back a few bad memories Jamie – hope that never happens again. Excellent shot !

  • It did bring some back…cheers Roy

    – VoluntaryRanger

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