Callanish Stones...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...a bit of extra effort with the colours, contrast blending and some dodging & burning, and here we are. I'm pleased with the result it remains to be seen whether you do.

***Large makes a difference***

Tags: Scotland Isle of lewis Callanish Lewis Western isles Landscape and travel Lewis and harris

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anpix 9 88 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 6:26AM
Great photo really powerful

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rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
17 Jul 2008 6:27AM
Moody Callanish Doug, when I was here last we managed rain ! Sums up the location. Ron.
jonathanbp 8 99 Thailand
17 Jul 2008 6:32AM
greatdog 9 21 England
17 Jul 2008 6:47AM
Great shot,love the clouds,Dane.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
17 Jul 2008 7:14AM
Great dramatic capture with the clouds, a really great one

17 Jul 2008 7:41AM
Magnificent shot.....Great detail

joolsb 12 27.1k 38 Switzerland
17 Jul 2008 7:51AM
Nice work, although I'm not so sure about the darkening around the edges - possibly a little overdone? (Especially in the URC)
GrahamNobles 9 9 4 England
17 Jul 2008 7:57AM
That's a nice shot, great skies.
Camairish 11 1.4k Scotland
17 Jul 2008 7:58AM
The sky is fantastic - a very atmospheric & moody shot - goes to show that in a place like Calanais it's the place and not necessarily the lighting that is special.
Nice colours in the grass too,

thewaiter Plus
15 1.2k 9 England
17 Jul 2008 8:11AM
looks a magical place, the enhancements certainly add to the image
17 Jul 2008 8:18AM
A great shot,i like the sky.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 8:29AM
Beautiful atmospheric capture.
Marilyn x
17 Jul 2008 8:40AM
It does look a little tweaked but a great image nevertheless.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
17 Jul 2008 8:41AM
That bit of extra effort has produced a great image IMO - like the details and tones in this, complemented by a great sky.
Well captured and processed.
Regards Richard.
I agree with the comments about the sky, especially the top right corner, it's a side effect when you use the clarity slider I will be more careful with it's use in future, maybe use it in steps, watch this space.
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
17 Jul 2008 8:56AM
It'll do for me Doug.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
17 Jul 2008 9:06AM
A lovely image Doug.Love the mood to this.Hope you are well.
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
17 Jul 2008 9:10AM
Very beautiful.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1603 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 9:50AM
I rather like the slight vignetting, it gives the stones a theatrical presence, enhances their drama.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 10:11AM
It'll do for me, too, Dougie. Not a place I know (one day...) but I have the distinct feeling that, while there is nobody to be seen, it has a thousand presences all the time.
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 10:11AM
nicely done. stunning photo
17 Jul 2008 10:18AM
It does feel like that Bill, the 3 of us were well spaced across this area and it was very quiet, you can talk yourself into feeling watched, who knows? But it is there.
challicew 9 1 1 South Africa
17 Jul 2008 10:46AM
Oh gosh this is so full of the magnificence of nature!
17 Jul 2008 11:03AM
Well worth the additional effect if you ask me Doug.
IanFlindt 12 740 21 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 12:48PM
It's certainly different for you, Dougie. The treatment introduces an added element of drama (especially in the sky) which certainly complements the scene.
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
17 Jul 2008 3:31PM
Nice and moody Dougie - you're right about the Large, well worth a look!

Jouİo 12 56 Finland
17 Jul 2008 4:36PM
OMG! This IS really one of your very best, Dougie!


Thanks for your tip today! I really do appreciate it!

MikeA 12 1.3k England
17 Jul 2008 7:18PM
Works beautifully Dougie, recognise those stones from somewhere Smile

sospan 9 12 Wales
17 Jul 2008 9:22PM
Stunning work, congratulations.

newy17 11 273 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 11:22PM
Beautiful Dougie,love that sky against the colour in the forground..
johnjrp 13 432 5 Australia
18 Jul 2008 2:14AM
Very impressive. Those clouds look a bit mean. John
Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
19 Jul 2008 4:03PM
Well looking a the number of clicks and view of your shot Dougie..we think so too..Smile

Great work..

Neil_Higgins 10 35 3 England
19 Jul 2008 6:59PM
Superb Dougie, a little dark around the edges, nevertheless its a cracker.
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2008 9:48AM
Can't see it large but this moody sky really suits the setting. Very striking shot.
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2008 9:18AM
Excellent shot; great colours and I do love the way the light is behind the stones and that dramatic sky
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2008 5:50PM
A really perfect sky for this place!

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