Photographer's Note

This was taken on a terribly rainy and windy day. This was the first shot I was able to take. Shortly afterwards my lens was covered in water and I was in no situation to clean it. It simply wasn’t a good day to take pictures. Kind of disappointing. You can see some soft spots on the picture rain drops were on my lens. I tried my best to rid the picture of them, but in the end gave up. This could be a great opportunity for a workshop!

Anyway…some information on Stonehenge:

The present stones are 22ft high, weigh 45 tons and are the fifth temple constructed on the site. The present shape, once a complete circle, dates from about 1500 bc.

The Bluestones came from the Preseli mountains in Wales over 219 miles away and the Sarsen Stones were brought from the Marlborough Downs near Avebury, 19 miles away. The stones were probably dragged by ropes on sledges with rollers underneath, the largest needing over 500 men to move them. Once on the site they were pounded with large balls of stone to sculpt them into shape.

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Additional Photos by Brian Schwartz (umbrellaphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 400 W: 71 N: 261] (1901)
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