Doug Shepherd

Doug Shepherd

Posted on 06/15/2017


Photo taken on October 21, 2007

1/2000 f/8.0 10.5 mm

Canon DIGITAL IXUS 750



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England
North York Moors
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North Yorkshire
Yorkshire
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Hills
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Hole of Horcum


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Wings over the Hole of Horcum, North York Moors, North Yorkshire

Wings over the Hole of Horcum, North York Moors, North Yorkshire
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The picture was taken at the Hole of Horcum, a section of the valley of the Levisham Beck, upstream of Levisham and Lockton, in the Tabular Hills of the North York Moors National Park in northern England. The hollow is 400 ft deep and stretches approximately three-quarters-of-a-mile across. A "Devil's Punchbowl" type feature, local legend has it that the amphitheatre was formed when Wade the Giant scooped up a handful of earth to throw at his wife during an argument.

The Hole was actually created by a process called spring-sapping, where water welling up from the hillside gradually undermined the slopes above, eating the rocks away grain by grain. Over thousands of years, a once narrow valley widened and deepened into an enormous cauldron – and the process still continues today

Rol/photo, Jurek Adamski, S Drury, Tanja - Loughcrew and 15 other people have particularly liked this photo


32 comments - The latest ones
Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38
A great shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Nouchetdu38
Many thanks for your appreciation Nouchetdu38.

Best wishes, Doug
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
A superb shot Doug. Love the sky colours and receding light of the hills.
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne
Thank you once again for your kind comments Rosa.

Best wishes, Doug
2 months ago.
John Cass
John Cass
Excellent shot, great timing, the light on the hills creates nice depth to the shot.
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to John Cass
Thanks very much for the appreciation John.

All the best, Doug
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Pleasing scene and shot!
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Andy Rodker
Thanks very much Andy, glad that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
2 months ago.
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Wow! amazing scene and shot
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Many thanks for your appreciation Bea.

Best regards, Doug
2 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful capture.
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Many thanks Jaap, glad that you like it.

Best regards, Doug
2 months ago.
Leon_Vienna
Leon_Vienna
Great composition! Interesting informations, too.
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Leon_Vienna
Thank you for your kind comments Leon.

Best wishes, Doug
2 months ago.
fifi
fifi
Top !
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to fifi
Thank you very much fifi.

Best wishes, Doug
2 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A superb 'action' shot Doug, I bet it's lovely up there floating around !!
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Jeff Farley
Thanks very much Jeff - right place at the right time, it certainly looks like fun.

Best wishes, Doug
2 months ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Beautiful!
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
hanks very much Cheryl, glad that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
2 months ago.
raingirl
raingirl
my retired doctor paraglides. he says that being in the air isn't the scary part - it's the ground coming at you when landing that scares him. ha!
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to raingirl
I should think that is true - they say if you can walk away from it - it was a good landing;-))

All the best, Doug
2 months ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Terriific capture Doug, love the colours in the sky howeverI think the ground suits me fine.
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Grisly (Roger)
Thanks very much Roger. I'm glad that you like it. Man's natural environment is Terra firma - the firma the better;-)

Have a good day, Doug
8 weeks ago.
menonfire
menonfire
Freiheit pur in den Wolken !
8 weeks ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to menonfire
Thank you for your kind comments MAIK, much appreciated.

Best wishes, Doug
8 weeks ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Eyes and eyebrows in the sky ! :o))
8 weeks ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
Thanks very much Betty, I love your interpretation of the image!

Best regards, Doug
7 weeks ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
Wonderful flying silhouettes in front of these layers of grey Doug!
7 weeks ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew
Thank you very much Tanja, glad that you like it.

Best regards, Doug
7 weeks ago.
S Drury
S Drury
What a cracker Doug .. lovely light and very well taken

Best wishes ... Steve
7 weeks ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to S Drury
Many thanks Steve, much appreciate your kind comments.

All the best, Doug
7 weeks ago.