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Riverbed reclaimed

The River Misbourne at Great Missenden that has been dry for several years. Here it flows into a banked fishpond once used by the monks at Missenden Abbey. AAugustinian monastery founded in 1133. It was ruined in the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the ruins later incorporated into a Georgian mansion. HS2 is due to run just beyond the ridge of trees on the hill. I got the much criticised 16mm NEX pancake, split from kit, cheaply from Amazon, I can't find much wrong with it at my favourite f8, also pretty good with the 12mm UWA convertor except in the extreme corners.

comments (10)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 6 Feb 2013, 02:09
This is a truly wonderful scene John. Great B/W
John Prior: Thank you Frances
Yay for the river!!! smile This is a really beautiful image, John!
John Prior: Thank you Elizabeth
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 6 Feb 2013, 06:47
Like an old fashioned black and white photograph much to be admired John.
John Prior: Thanks Chad
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Feb 2013, 07:00
Thank you for the technical stuff John. A fine shot of a recent phenomenon whereby old water courses are spring back to life. I doubt if HS2 will make much or indeed any difference to this place once it's all bedded in
John Prior: Not really sure of the point of HS2, seems out of time now, forty years too late, who will be able to afford to use it, the money would be better spent upgrading the existing infrastructure
By the time HS2 is finished everyone will probably be working from homegrin

I like the picture. I agree with Chad. It has the look of photographs i see in some of the old books we get donated.
John Prior: Most probably Bill, not sure where they think the large volume of paying business travellers will come from or what they will be visiting when future communications will give you 'being there' at the press of a button. The Government have been determined to go ahead with this from start and then waste time and money on consultations that they will ignore. Just proves that those who lead us are not visionaries, otherwise this might have been a good idea forty years ago.
Lovely composition John - i like the diagonal of the river
John Prior: Thank you smile
Excellent!
John Prior: Thank you Roland
Altogether a fine landscape John.
John Prior: Thanks Brian
Stunning BW capture John, very much enjoying the series!
John Prior: Thanks a lot Fred
Thought I recognised it - a beautiful shot John smile
John Prior: Thanks a lot Martin

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focal length 16.0mm
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