Good Morning Everyone,
My post, this morning, shows part of the pre-historic stone circle at Avebury. It is a large, stone complex in the Marlborough Downs, the largest stone circle in the world. This circle features one of the most impressive henges in Britain as well as the remains of a stone avenue. It was originally erected about 4,500 years ago.
If you use this link and look at 'Avebury Then' there is a really good reconstruction of what Avebury would have looked like when originally erected.
I have been intent on visiting this site for months and we were so lucky to have had fine weather when we visited the circle and, although we couldn't see the site in the very best light, the sky was particularly good whilst we were photographing.
Thank you for stopping by.
I hope you enjoy seeing this ancient, Neolithic monument. Have a good day, Bev :-)
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danos (78036) 2013-09-18 0:34
Good morning Bev,
very nice presentation of this Neolithic monument with the visitors to admire it from a close distance. Well chosen the POV as we can see a lot of the ancient stones a bit from Avebury's houses.
Have a good day,Danos
Kugart (1762) 2013-09-18 1:42
Lovely presentation from Avebury Stone Circle. Nice POV showing the stone in the foreground with the houses and trees in the background set against a beautiful big sky. This stone is something else. The sharpness and clarity of your shot allows us to see the texture of the stone and with all them cracks,it amazes me how this stone is still standing. The people in the photo give some idea of the scale of these stones. Thanks.
ikeharel (43877) 2013-09-18 2:18
First thing I had done when reading the note, Beverly, I uploaded a Google-map on this location, to bookmark for me. Coordinates read: 51.428, -1.8542. To my astonishment, there is a notable circle on the surrounding location, clearly seems from up on space, something I reckon seeing in other places with anchient mysteries, like Stonehenge, for example.
Fascinating attraction, well shown the rock on pic. from close, magnificent subject and impressive.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-09-18 2:27
Looks like Easter Island after an acid rainfall! Nicely composed image and I like the wispy clouds in the sky. the pink man adds a point of interest for the eye too.
I believe we will be meeting soon in Peebles?
subhendu_bagchi (20960) 2013-09-18 2:34
interesting part of this world with these 4500 years old stone architecture. Like your idea of showing them like this. An excellent image.
batalay (33377) 2013-09-18 3:53
A lovely personal note accompanying this well composed photo. At 20-25 years per generation, this site has seen 200 generations of our ancestors. Only in recent generations, however, have we been able to comprehend its purpose... or at least we think we do. I saw the site only once, about 30 years ago.
timecapturer (36972) 2013-09-18 5:05
a fascinating place and a superb capture. It gives us a sense of the setting and scale of this amazing stone circle. Looks so impressive against an English summer sky too!
carlo62 (19313) 2013-09-18 7:58
La foto ce li mostra al meglio, sotto un bellissimo cielo e con la presenza delle persone che ci dimostrano la loro imponenza.
jemaflor (74014) 2013-09-18 11:00
Interesting rock very well presented, good angle and perfect light and sharpness, well also with people to give a scale at the view.
Romano46 (11375) 2013-09-18 11:20
queste strutture neolitiche rappresentano una delle particolari attrattive della Gran Bretagna assieme al paesaggio ora ricco di verde, ora aspro soprattutto in prossimità del mare.
Questa foto è particolarmente interessante perchè, con il tuo particolare punto di ripresa sei riuscita molto bene ad inserire queste pietre in un contesto più ampio mettendole a confronto con case e esseri umani affinchè fossero ben evidenti le proporzioni e la loro grandiosità.
Hai fatto tutto ciò curando in maniera particolare la composizione, ma non hai di certo trascurato nè i colori, che molto decisi e gradevoli, nè la definizione che appare impeccabile.
Ciao e buona serata
williewhistler (9787) 2013-09-18 12:41
I rather like the inclusion of the people inspecting one of the giant stones,it does give a good idea of just how big they are whilst you have made good use of the lovely light to show the shape and texture of the stone in thr f/g.
A fascinating photo and note that has been well composed in a most appropriate upright format.
Kind regards Les.
Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-09-19 10:43
Ciao Bev, great view of fantastic monument, superb sky, wonderful pastel colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (13204) 2013-09-20 10:58
One thing I love to be able to see from around the world is these sights that qualify as truly ancient, and they dont get more impressive than this. Your link is excellent, and creates a brilliant image of this place in its glory days, but it is no less impressve today. The angle and rock you chose to focus on gives an almost 3D effect to the whole scene which is really brilliant.
The sky adds a lot to the whole as well, really a fascinating historical capture.
All the best
SnapRJW (23510) 2013-09-21 2:05
Hello again Bev - This is another shot which brings back my childhood memories. I visited Avebury with my grandfather and was totally fascinated by the huge ring of stones which stood alongside the village. This is a super shot combining the stones and the lovely old cottages. Well composed, the figures give very good scale but do not detract from the main subject. Warm regards rosemary
delpeoples (48568) 2013-09-30 8:55
I can't resist these standing stones, you are so lucky to live in a country which is full of them. It's so hard to get an effective shot that demonstrates their formation and their beauty and here you have succeeded. Excellent vertical frame, sharpness and composition. Nice work.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (21367)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-27
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Celtic Standing Stones, Dolmens, Ruins II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-18 0:19