The Old Couple of Semer Water

The Old Couple of Semer Water

£28. Open Edition.

The Old Couple of Semer Water

Image size: 29.7cm x 21cm (16.5" x 11.6")

This image is printed onto high-quality gloss Fujifilm paper (210 gsm) reminiscent of traditional resin coated papers used in darkrooms.

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This image shows a view of Semer Water in the Yorkshire Dales.

There is a legend that a once-prosperous town is buried under the lake. The story goes that an angel visited the town disguised as a poor beggar. The beggar went from house to house asking for food and drink but he was ignored at every turn. Eventually he knocked at a house on a hill occupied by a poor, elderly couple. They took him in and shared the last of their bread and milk with him. But he was angry with the other residents of the town, so when he left he made a curse: "Semerwater rise, and Semerwater sink, And swallow the town all save this house, Where they gave me food and drink." Water filled the great hollow drowning everything and everyone — except the home of the poor elderly couple, who remained unharmed.

Hence, my name for this image is "The Old Couple of Semer Water" because I like to think that the two stones are the old couple who survived the flood.

The Old Couple of Semer Water

Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mk 2 with 12-40mm PRO lens at 12mm. 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200

Collection

This work is from the collection, 'Rural Landscapes'

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Llandwyn Island Sunset

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Lone tree on Llyn Padarn

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View from Hen Cloud

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