The Square Mile.

 I read the brief and was up early to catch the good light first thing. I decided to shoot in Black and White as it shows the texture of the stone in a better light. Plus I wanted to show all the stones contrasts. I also feel the pictures were easier for the viewer to view in Black and White

It was important to show how Sandstone, the raw material that is everywhere in this landscape affects every aspect of life in my square mile. It is there from the cradle to the grave.

The first two photos set the scene showing the Sandstone in the landscape as it comes from the ground. The others show how people use it in all aspects of our lives.

If you dig anywhere you will find Sandstone just under the surface. People then work it into the places we live, love, work, worship and play.This material is durable and pliable it looks better with age.

It has even found its way into the place name of the area Sandy Lane. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Sandstone Landscape
Sandstone Landscape everywhere you look you see sandstone.
The raw material is just under the surface.
The raw material is just under the surface the quarrymen just dug it out of the ground and built the houses.
Memorial to farm worker.
Memorial to farm worker marks a life made on the Stone.
The sandstone path.
The sandstone path has marked its way through the countryside for 500 years.
The water trough.
The water trough no longer works as intended but still brings life to the location.
Even when old it is beautiful.
Even when old it is beautiful. In fact the older it gets the more beautiful it gets!
And Durable.
And Durable too if only it could tell us what it has seen over the generations.
It walls the paths.
It walls the paths that generations have used to go to the lives they led.
Even the school is called after the material.
Even the school is called after the material.
We carve and shape it into beautiful shapes.
We carve and shape it into beautiful shapes.
It marks our passing.
It marks our passing.
And leads us home.
And leads us home.
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