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Avebury Stone Circle : Two Gentlemen with Two Ladies.

By UrbaneMagick
Hi Folks,

hope life is finding you all well Smile
Apologies for my absence of late, I'm doing the three peak challenge in August, so out walking almost constantly to get some semblance of fitness!!

I went away to Centre Parcs last week & escaped to Avebury on Thursday.

Away from the more obvious Stones there, in the backfield you will find these huge sarsens.
There is a theory that the diamond shaped stones represent the "female " & the upright stones (for more obvious reasons) represent the male.
In this instance, the two main sarsens almost look to be in conversation with each other from certain angles!
This photo taken with a polariser as per Carpers advice Smile

Anyone with an interest in Avebury, Alexander Keiller,Archaeology, or paganism, could do a lot worse than read the time slip novel "The Buried Circle".... in fact, I;d highly recommend doing excellent and informative read.

Take care everyone, I'm at STONEHENGE for the SPRING EQUINOX on Tuesday & Wednesday, so catch up later in the week Smile


Tags: Photo journalism Religion Stonehenge Archaeology Standing stones Avebury Stone circles Landscape and travel Paganism Pagans

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saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
17 Mar 2013 2:22PM
Very beautiful and great image ,love it,

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Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
17 Mar 2013 2:52PM
Wonderful images Garth. Been wondering where you were.GrinGrin
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 3:32PM
Hi Gareth , 3 peak challenge sounds fun I hope you're taking your camera and tripod there a time limit on the course Wink have a good time at the Henge
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
17 Mar 2013 4:32PM
Nice image Gareth glad yer back ! I like the effect on the sky and stone is that purely polariser or have you been up to some witchcraft ??
Btw iam getting some books on Paganism from a friend at work as I have decided if iam going to adhere tae a religion it might as well be "Mother Earth" as iam a bona-fida tree hugger anyway GrinGrinGrin

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 4:55PM
Welcome back mate, I love this composition Gareth, it gives of such a wonderful aura.

Regards Nathan
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
17 Mar 2013 5:35PM

Quote:Welcome back mate, I love this composition Gareth, it gives of such a wonderful aura.

Regards Nathan

Same here.
meniko 5 Cyprus
17 Mar 2013 5:37PM
Lovely "background" story
gives the whole image a kinda "mystique" touch...Tongue
welcome back , Gareth
we missed You already Smile
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 5:54PM
Hi folks...

ahh bless you all for the lovely comments & / or votes.

Rod (Widtink), your'e on the money, polariser & good old photoshop Smile
Good luck with the paganism..the right kind is juts the orginal green party really .. I, like you am just a bit of a tree hugger Smile

Jeremy ..... wer'e doing the easy a day over three days..I believe the 24 hour one involves running on the flat bits......... in the small print on my Birth Certificate somehwere, I'm sure it men tions that "this particular model not built to run" !!!!

Thankyou very much ..I feel loved folks Smile
Big fat roast dinner (witout the meat for me ) now..I will catch up with you all at the end of the week..probably Thursday night as 'er indoors is out & my bones should have straightened by then from sleeping in the car at stonehenge :-p

Gareth Smile
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 10:23PM
Very well capture Gareth, Great shot.
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 12:05AM
Great image and well processed. Love the textures.
LV426 7 7 4 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 3:41AM
Hey, you are back!
It reminds me of a line in the great move "Dances with wolves" which goes something like this....
"....and the guy in the west is probably thinking, "why isn't he writing?" " Smile

Well, that are different colours! That polariser filter does has it's uses in adding a sort of ,special effect, to the picture.
I haven't thought of using the filter in this way but I can see myself getting my pl filter out of the bag and wipe the yearlong gathered dust of it to give it a try again.
Nicely done my friend.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
18 Mar 2013 7:58AM
Gosh...this has turned out BEAUTIFULLY, Gareth!

I especially love how the clouds look here Smile

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
25 Mar 2013 12:00PM
the colouring is really mysterious and wonderful.
Glad to see you back and now I'll trawl the web for the book !
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 6:26PM
Thankyou folks Smile

Hi Annette, you'll love the book I think..touches on a bit of everything ..... blew me away to be honest..though I am a bit Avebury obssesses, which possibly contributed.

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