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...these stones are older than Stonehenge according to Carbon Dating. It's impossible to stand here and not feel something special in the air.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:17-40mm f/4.0 l usm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Calanais Standing Stones...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:1 Jan 2008 - 9:41 AM
Tags:Dougie and kins amazing journey, Landscape / travel
Votes:47

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MikeA
MikeA  101198 forum posts England
1 Jan 2008 - 9:47 AM

Well Dougie you finally made it to Lewis, hope it was all you expected and more.

Two images from the same Isle together??

MikeA

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MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2008 - 9:47 AM

Wonderful. There is something about these stones makes you feel very small in the scheme of things
Mavis

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joolsb
joolsb  1027115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 9:50 AM

A very evocative shot from this magical place.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 9:53 AM

Mike a five hour drive and a three hour ferry trip makes you want to get your money's worth.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 10:01 AM

Beautiful silhouette Doug.Happy New Year to you.
Tom.

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Dead_habits
1 Jan 2008 - 10:10 AM

Great silhouette

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oldhat
oldhat  7 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2008 - 10:11 AM

Had to comment on this one - excellent shot of Callanish (I'd rather not use the official but pseudo-Gaelic Calanais!) - and also yesterday's in lovely Lewis light.
I must look out the best of my many hundreds of slides of this site, scan them and put them on EPZ - I lived a mile away from 1974-1984.
Gerald

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sospan
sospan  7 Wales
1 Jan 2008 - 10:13 AM

Stunning,evocative, atmospheric very well done.
HNY
Andy

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 10:16 AM

Hi Gerald I look forward to seeing your slides, this must be one of the best places in Scotland and maybe even the World, 10 years, you'll have lots of goodies.

All the very best for 2008

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MikeH
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 10:29 AM

I've never been there Dougie but these two shots are getting my travel urges going. It looks much more atmospheric than Stonehenge and probably more accessible. lovely shots, Happy New Year,
Mike

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 10:41 AM

Fabulous shot, perfect crop. A Happy New Year to you.
Moira

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Sweep
Sweep  843 forum posts England
1 Jan 2008 - 10:58 AM

Beautifull shot, the pov, backlight, and crop are just right.
Barry

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kinfatric
kinfatric  10550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 11:16 AM

The enigma of the site comes over very well here Dougie and along with the use of the light to create the mood gives a fine impression of the place.

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Sandgrouse
Sandgrouse e2 Member 8407 forum postsSandgrouse vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 11:18 AM

Wow what an image, like this lots. Have a great 2008

Cheers Rick

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 11:31 AM

Morning Kin, sleep in Pal? A Happy New Year to you and Caril.

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User_Removed Junior Member 851 forum posts
1 Jan 2008 - 11:35 AM

Wonderful use of silhouette Dougie. A fine shot.

Derek

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kinfatric
kinfatric  10550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 11:42 AM

Mornin Dougie and a Happy New Year to you. Just seen in the New with a glass of Glenlivet then retired but had a bit of a lie-in

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Eric_Hendershot

Dougie, it may have been a long ways to get there, but you sure came away with some great shots. That makes it all worth while.
This one is a beauty as silhouette shots go, I love the colour you have captured in the sky and the band of brighter light really works well behind the stones. I can see this one printed large and hanging on the wall.

Eric

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 12:32 PM

Wonderful silhouette, certainly looking more enigmatic and more mysterious than Stonehenge.
Very best wishes,
Bill

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sut68
sut68  111998 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 12:42 PM

Great shot to begin the year with my friend. All the very best for '08 too.

Paul

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 1:13 PM

Beautiful pic of a fascinating place. Must take a trip over there ourselves one day. Happy New Year.

Sue

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Bodiewil
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1 Jan 2008 - 1:16 PM

A superb image, with great mystery and feel to it

Happy new year

Dave

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Portknockie
1 Jan 2008 - 1:32 PM

Happy NewYear Doug....Smile

Don

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Jan 2008 - 2:23 PM

You really have captured the special feelin, well done and a merry continuation off the year

Peter

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Melanie_M
Melanie_M e2 Member 9168 forum postsMelanie_M vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 3:57 PM

2 great images of this magnificent spot. Both with their merits though for me this one, with the silhouette of the stones against the dark sky, embodies all the mystery of times gone by.
Mx

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Phil_Restan
1 Jan 2008 - 4:58 PM

Happy New Year Dougie. Fantastic image, really well produced and presented. Excellent start to the new year.
Good to here you had a successful trip.

Phil

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danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 5:43 PM

You really have cracked it with this one Dougie. Outstanding and that didn't happen by chance.. It happened due to your skills with the camera.
Great pic.
Cheers
Danny

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Nigel_95
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1 Jan 2008 - 8:31 PM

Wonderful sky and silhouettes Dougie. All the best for 2008.

Nigel

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2008 - 10:03 PM

A magical place, a magical image. I'd love to be there.
Johanna

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
1 Jan 2008 - 10:51 PM

Beautifully moody Dougie, just love this one

A very happy new year to you

Mari

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juldon
juldon  1178 forum posts England
2 Jan 2008 - 10:40 AM

Wonderful place and you have captured the magic of it so well.

Julie

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Caledonia
Caledonia  8 Scotland
2 Jan 2008 - 10:38 PM

It truly is a very special place. I stood here about 10 years ago and found it quite exhilerating and a bit eerie too. This is a wonderful shot with an amazing sky which really does the stones proud.
Marie

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