A Stones Throw

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Sampson's Rock, Dent Fell

Local – Weekly Photo Challenge:

Each week, I will post a photograph as part of a challenge – you are invited to participate. This week, the challenge is entitled, Local.

Please show me your interpretation of the subject by adding a comment below, with a link to your website post, Facebook photo, Flickr image, etc.

Share what “local” means to you, and show everyone where your heart is. For me, local is the fells – the Cumbrian Mountains.

Sampson’s Rock on Dent Fell holds particular importance to me, as it is where the ashes of a loved one were laid to rest.

Sampson’s Rock is a piece of local mythology. The story goes, that a giant named Sampson, threw the rock across the Irish Sea, to land on Dent Fell, close to Cleator Moor.

In the 1930’s there was a story published, which claimed that a railway was to be laid, leading up to the rock so that it could be brought closer to the locals. It was never built.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Sean your picture contents and titles are beautiful. I really enjoy looking at your web page. I must thank Ady for giving me the link.
    What camera and lenses do you use? I would like to buy a good’ish camera, something better than my point and shoot. You could run a photography course and share your knowledge.
    Cheers
    Sue

    • Hi Sue, good to hear from you.. and please say hello to Ady for me 🙂

      Many thanks for your kind comment. It’s really appreciated.

      My camera is a few years old now – it’s a Canon 600D. I have four different lenses, but the one I use most of the time is a ‘travel’ type of lens. It is the Tamron 18-270mm.

      Photography course.. noooo!! lol, but thank you for the vote of confidence 🙂

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