The Callenish Standing Stones are a stone circle on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, similar to Stonehenge but much smaller. We were lucky enough to visit the area when there were not many other people around so there were plenty of opportunities to photograph these unique stones. You only have to look at the stones closely for afew minutes before they take on the resemblence of figures from a bygone age, each being different from another. Even faces can be seen if you look closely enough. They are warm to the touch. Viewed from the top of the hill the stones are set out in the form of a cross.
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iainsp (2626) 2010-10-09 15:30
A really nice photo from Lewis - somewhere I would love to get to one day. As well as people-like they is something almost tree-like about the stones, with their deeply weathered sides.
I would be tempted to crop the shot a bit lower down: the archetypical Scottish cloudy weather works really well to give an atmospheric light to the stones themselves, but the sky is a little featureless.
Grat work, thanks, Iain
Bournazel (6427) 2010-10-11 1:02
interesting and mysterious Place, I like it !!
But there is a litte lack ot neatness....
Thanks for visiting my galery
- Copyright: joy keogh (dipsybee) (296)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-16
- Categories: Ruins
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): sculpture in the landscape [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-25 6:48