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I have been meaning to take a picture of Stone Henge from a distance for quite some time now. On the way to my holiday I noticed a great view driving down the A303, and a gate to pull into.
So on Thursday night on my way home from work I decided to give it a try.
I don't use my 200mm-500mm lens very often so this was my chance to try it out. I am used to shooting at quite slow speeds however, with this lens that isn't a good idea, add to this the large lorries travelling along the A303 and you are left with quite a shakey set up! (Even with my trusty Manfrotto!)

So anyway, I arrived set up the camera took a bit of a walk up and down until I got the henge against the sky just right, and what started as a bit of an orange smudge delivered this spectacular sky. It didn't last but still I think it looks great!

I have also taken a portrait version, posted alongside this one, I am testing the processing between two different screens, so V2 is processed in Nottingham on my usual CRT screen, the V3 is processed in Wiltshire on an LCD screen. Would value any comments.

Thanks
Jon

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:170-500mm Sigma
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Sep 2011 - 7:14 PM
Focal Length:307mm
Aperture:f/6.4
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
ISO:100
Title:Evening Henge
Username:redstag redstag
Uploaded:10 Sep 2011 - 4:07 PM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel, Salisbury plain, Stone henge, Sunset, Wiltshire
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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 542 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2011 - 4:30 PM

V2 for me Jon ,great comp and the sky is apocalypticSmile

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sawsengee
sawsengee  84 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2011 - 5:03 PM

version 2 has more visual impact with the vertical format....extra special with the massive darkening sky as a contrast in the overall compositionSmile

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DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2011 - 5:11 PM

Three wonderful shots Jon. I just wish I had been down there with you as I just love this place. Smile


David.

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2011 - 12:38 PM

Three great images, can't choose between them.

John Smile

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