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Stack of stones

By redstag  
I have often heard about the strange formations seen by other Togs around the coast of Britain. I saw the shots they posted of these structures, and did not believe they could be real, until I visited Brighton beach at the end of last year.
It has taken me a while to pluck up the courage to post this image, lest I be subjected to ridicule or worse still of staging the shot!
The questions raised by this image may never be answered, such as where do these stacks come from? who places them here? is it a tangible sign of alien activity? or am I suffering from some sort of birthday induced madness?

At the age of 42 (that significant number) I feel able to ask these life the universe and everything type questions. The truth is out there.


Tags: Sky Brighton Beach Sea Hdr Specialist and abstract Pebbles Pile Landscape and travel Photomatix

Voters: ericfaragh, C_Daniels, StephenBrighton and 56 more

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ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 8:31AM
Wonderful textures and colours.
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
24 Mar 2008 8:40AM
Superb Jon - really grabs you're attention !
GrahamWard 14 2 England
24 Mar 2008 8:48AM
Beautiful light and detail

24 Mar 2008 8:50AM
Great image. I live in Brighton and can confirm that it is a magical place where "aliens" can sometimes be seen doing strange things on the beach Smile

pmaclll 15 5 Scotland
24 Mar 2008 9:07AM
great DOF and nice lighting
User_Removed 13 485 13 England
24 Mar 2008 9:07AM
absolute cracker this one John, the colour version is my preference. Nice shot

User_Removed 13 172 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 9:13AM
These are cracking images, excellent DOF and light, great work

wyatturp 15 2 England
24 Mar 2008 9:40AM
New to look at , the camera is a tool to be Creative,
and i like this the dof works well

MikeH 16 217 4 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 9:52AM
At least youre not 29! (ASK NICK) this is unusual and the top stone looks as if it's a snake head covered in snakeskin, maybe that's a clue to your dilemma.
VintageRed 15 15 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 10:15AM
You know you it's not necessarily to do with age (I know whereof I speak) however people do often start seeing things when they're stoned!! lol
Good textures that man.
LesF 14 182 9
24 Mar 2008 10:17AM
Well spotted and shot Jon, to many questions though for a Bank Holiday Monday.

Les F
kitsch 15 439 4 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 10:31AM
42 today? Smile many happy returns if it is....
you young thing grrrr!

who cares where the pebble structures come from?! when they make great shots like this! lol
love the colour version

User_Removed 15 51
24 Mar 2008 10:36AM
Perhaps it should have a candle on the top Smile
I like the sheen of the colour version and tones of the B&W. Nice images. Happy Birthday.

francisg 17 705 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 11:28AM
An Exelent image and I like the textures in the Stones.
This reminds me of the Boulder Stone in the Laake district that is precariously balanced on its Edge and will rock in the wind but as yet it has never fallen over. They are usualy carried on Glaciers during the Ice Age. As the Griver of Ice melted thes setlled down to become the curiosities they now are.

A Mine of Usless information.

Glynn Plus
15 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 11:40AM
Stunning detail Jon and so very well presented
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
24 Mar 2008 12:48PM
Hi Jon,
Happy Birthday hope your having a good day. I love the mono image,they are both stunning and i don't know any of the answers to the above and i'm older than you but the mono just has the edge for me but it's simply personal taste.Happy Birthday.take care,AnnSmile
proz 16 205 United States
24 Mar 2008 1:00PM
2 cracking images.
User_Removed 13 78 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 3:58PM
Love v1 colour 4me
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 5:06PM
undoubt your best imo. How you worried about posting this lifeforce is beyond me. I would love to have found such a sight.


MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
24 Mar 2008 5:36PM
great textures Jon, good comp.

Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
24 Mar 2008 5:52PM
Fantastic textures, colours and tones Jon

Paintman Plus
14 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 7:39PM
The light, detail and textures are superb to make an excellent image. The mono's my favourite, but it's a tough call. Bet you used superglueWink
phototime 15 8 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 8:58PM
Amazing image Jon,wonderful colours and excellent detail.Looks great.

backbeat Plus
15 134 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 9:29PM
a fine study in colour and texture..

i bet you chucked them in the sea

danbrann 16 640 17
25 Mar 2008 8:00AM
must be something in your water Jon.Maybe the Aliens are slipping something into your drinks. Good image.
JouŠo 16 56 Finland
25 Mar 2008 4:53PM
brilliant work, Jon!

User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2008 8:53PM
like the rich colours

27 Mar 2008 10:48PM
Awesome shot both in colour and black and white. If posting this shot comes from birthday induced madness, then bring it on!
GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
28 Mar 2008 10:56AM
interesting technical approach to developing pictures.
28 Mar 2008 3:14PM
Excellent. Love the light, shallow dof and colours.
28 Mar 2008 6:34PM
Great find Jon, they are an unusual sight these self stackers as they are known as, in the same realm as crop circles.


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