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By DeSilver
You who look at my image may find the title a little strange so I'll explain the reason.
You see I have what I call a "Bucket List" this is a list of things that I wish to do or even see before I die, in other words before I "Kick the Bucket". So seeing Stonehenge was one of my wishes so now I can put a tick against that one and move on to the next challenge. Unfortunately I have come to realise that there are already some things that are on my list that I will through disability be unable to achieve but so what there are plenty of others down on it and as I don't intend to go quite yet maybe I'll get one or two others ticked off! Smile

This must be one of the most photographed place in the British Isles, on the day I was there there must have been thousands of people from all over the world taking at least 10 pictures each. So you could say at least 50 000 images a day so I do not this picture to do to well as there cant be many people in the country that have not seen hundreds of images already.
The thing that matters to me though is "I LIKE IT"

Thanks for taking the time to have a look at one thing on my Bucket List. Smile


PS can I also say a special thank you to redstag AKA Jon for his encouragement . Next time Jon.

Tags: Architecture Stonehenge Landscape and travel Bucket list

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2 Aug 2010 7:04PM
I like it too mate.

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2 Aug 2010 7:52PM
Wow, Excellent image David.
Really like the processing and that fantastic sky works so well with these mysterious lumps of stone.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 7:55PM
OH GOD! I have a bucket list to but dont think I am going to get thro mine but I am trying heheh! Love the picture, you weren't all that far from me (as the crow flies) taking this picture. I saw it years ago and when you didnt have to queue and now I think you have to pay!!!
Philo 8 99 83 England
2 Aug 2010 9:21PM
Love the idea of the bucket list, good luck with that. The rocks contrast well with that glorious moody sky. I've offered a mod just to give the image that extra punch, I hope you like it.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 9:23PM
Hi David,

This looks every bit as good - no better than the one you sent to my phone, that sky is brooding and moody filling the scene with much atmosphere as these marvelous stones deserve, your list is a good idea and I must start to get one, I have a few things in mind Smile

This should get much attention David, get it printed up too....

Linda Wink
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
2 Aug 2010 10:29PM
This image is as brooding and moody as surely this amazing place should be? That really is quite some sky! A visit was on my list too, but eventually saw Stonehenge one very chilly October day a few years ago. The nice thing about bucket lists is that they can be so readily adapted!

Gaz_H 11 150 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 10:47PM
Wow this is amazing David - love the moody stormy sky as if there is a wizard in the middle of the stones whipping up a storm a'la lord of the rings.
2 Aug 2010 11:23PM
David I need to say this is just great... the tone the view and the sky, all together a stunning shot. Love it really much my friend.


PS: If you like to have it printed please let me know and I do it in A3 for you for free...Smile))
cjl47 10 4 3 England
3 Aug 2010 7:23AM
Great shot Dave. Excellent toning and composition.
Glad to see you back uploading.
I think of the guy who was granted a wish by a genie.
He wished "I want to live forever",
"No, living forever is not allowed" replies the genie.
"OK, I want to live until England win the world cup"
"You crafty so and so" said the genie.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2010 8:18AM
I love the idea of a bucket list..
Must get one up and running
Thanks for the idea
Great shot here as well
Regards Barbs
Richsr 11 91 223 England
3 Aug 2010 10:43AM
Glad you got this one tick off David, good capture of the place too with that sky.
Regards Richard
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
3 Aug 2010 10:58AM
Good grief, I never expected this much attention on this image, saying that though it is very welcome and I would like to thank all of you who have taken the time to have a look. Thank You. Also to all of you who thought that the bucket list was a good idea and to EAS who has the right idea with the Bucket List, Your right it can be readily adapted as time passes. To Linda as well for saying it should be printed and to Carsten for offering to get it printed for me. Thank You.
I would like to say that I intend to get a couple of more images before My Bucket List is closed for good! Ha...Ha...Ha. Grin

Thank you all.

User_Removed 8 10 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2010 11:07AM
Serious stuff, Funny thing I live 10 mile from this pile of rocks, still not photographed it yet... guess I should start a list Smile

nice clouds
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
3 Aug 2010 3:55PM
Wonderful capture, David, love that dramatic sky. Going to Egypt and seeing the Pyramids was top of my bucket list, and I got to do that in Spring last year!
TrevB Smile
3 Aug 2010 9:28PM
Brooding, moody sky - glad that your bucket is just that little bit lighter - don't let it get too close to completion tho' - keep adding to the list.
Cor 9 Belgium
4 Aug 2010 8:24AM
Atmosphere >>>>> +++++
Trout_Man 9 1 30 Wales
4 Aug 2010 11:29AM
Excellent capture David, what a sky Smile Geoff.
debu 8 India
4 Aug 2010 11:56AM
Great capture.
Lovely moody image David - well taken

4 Aug 2010 2:47PM
I also like this image, David, captured with a fabulous sky.
4 Aug 2010 5:35PM
What a really great shot
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2010 8:36PM
Happy to be number 30 David, great image. To be honest i personally havent seen that many shots of it but i like this one. i suppose its a bit like The Giants Causeway over here. Smile

Roly 10 Wales
4 Aug 2010 9:50PM
Its good,I like it.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2010 9:33AM
Stonehenge at its best David, the sky is awesome.

I visited this place about 25 years ago as a young boy and it was really great then. It was free to get in and I could get close to and touch the stones. But now they turned into a tourist place and charge people 8-10pounds to see it from a distant.

kind regards
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
8 Aug 2010 1:07PM
Wonderfully atmospheric with that intimidating sky! Did you see the movie "The Bucket List" with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman? I found it very enjoyable.
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
8 Aug 2010 10:11PM
Brooding, powerful, excellent. Bob
Suehh 11 39 6 England
9 Aug 2010 4:04PM
This is an excellent image and makes me think of when I was there years and years ago - when I was very young - and no-one else either apart from husband and me. It was dark and grey and very quiet, just the atmosphere your image conjures. We could walk wherever and touch whatever - I gather things have changed a lot - shame.

Thanks for sharing this.

Ray42 10 3 England
11 Aug 2010 10:58AM
A very dramatic shot - a great picture
13 Aug 2010 10:39PM
the scene,s very atmospheric i like very much, i wish you all the best in ticking off lots more on your bucket list. kind regards paul.
RogerMann 7 10 2 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2010 11:34AM
This all works for me, the sky could't be more right.
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2010 8:20AM
moody and atmospheric first class capture of a much photographed area.
freybird 11 1 England
15 Aug 2010 1:58PM
Title made me Smile great film & superb photo, may you have a long list. Geoff
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2010 10:55AM
I like the moody image and I love the mod. My bucket list includes watching Grizzly Bears fishing the salmon run - any suggestions for locations?
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
23 Aug 2010 11:54AM
Yes a good one.You have created just the right mood.
porty2003 14 97 Scotland
24 Aug 2010 8:35PM
A very 'moody' feel to it,half expect a Druid and followers to appearSmile

arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2010 3:40PM
You have captured this monument in perfect conditions David - the dark, threatening skies make this shot look great.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
5 Sep 2010 9:49PM
You did very well indeed with this cracking shot David. I am intriuged to know how, with all those visiters, you managed to get your shot withou any ?
Wonderful atmospheric sky.
8 Sep 2010 9:07AM
Truely awesome.

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
9 Sep 2010 4:38PM
Keep ticking that list,,nice one,

redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2010 9:28AM
thanks for the namecheck! Sorry we couldn't meet up but work and stuff conspired against us, next time though it would be great to meet up and maybe explore other parts of Wiltshire. You should share your bucket list, you might even encourage me to pick up the camera again!
29 Sep 2010 10:23AM
Great shot, love the moody sky, really gives it an atmosphere.
Hope you achieve all you have on your "Bucket list"
Regards Ricky.
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2010 6:27PM
Love the idea of a "bucket list". Think I might start one of them myself Smile

And I love Stonehenge too, even if I have seen it many, many times having grown up just a few miles away.

Used to cycle there as a kid and that was in the days when you could get right up to the stones. Cycled there for the Summer Solstice on more than one occasion too, but never taken a photograph of it yet so maybe that's one for my "bucket list". Don't think I'll cycle from where I live now though as I'm about 600 miles away Smile

Sue Smile
16 Oct 2010 4:43PM
Cracking shot David ~ If you like it, then that is all that matters, if others like it then its a bonus.
Lets hope we all clear the buckets before our time comes.
11 Nov 2010 8:32AM
Wow, yet another brilliant image from you!
I hope you are well
Take care
hasu Plus
10 8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 6:25PM
All the best towards your Bucket list Dave. Nice pic. anyway!! I havn't been there as yet!
Rachel99 9 1 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2011 11:16AM
You see now I have to modify my list from 'see Stonehenge' to 'see Stonehenge and get a pic as good as this one'! thanks a lot Wink
Lovely moody shot
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 5:25PM
its a great image of an iconic place, however your image is very unique in the fact that your image was taken by you in your style in your composition in your camera settings so no one and it does not matter how many images there are of this place will have the same photo.
I am glad you like it because so do i and many others before me.
This is the reason i love photography so much, all our images are unique.

edwood 10 3 Scotland
24 Mar 2012 4:18PM
Wonderful landscape image
meniko 7 Cyprus
19 Apr 2012 6:16PM
It shouldn't need to be on such a thing like a "bucket list" to see this great shot!
I wished 4 you that your list will run an errand long before you hv to go...
Keep up staying in a good mood and enjoy each and every precious moment of life!
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 12:13PM
Hi David,
great moody image of this great landmark.
I go there to each summer solstice, when it is completely opened & you can walk within the stones.
This year, I am also going to the Winter Solstice there , with the aim of photographing some friends who attend for spritual reasons.

Here's to hoping you can clock up a good total on your list.

Thankyou for the vote on my "Indian Lady."

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
13 Nov 2012 6:36PM
Hope the list is a long one and you get to the end of it.I have still not seen it but this looks pretty good .
Tibetan 5 3 England
3 Dec 2012 11:25AM
An excellent photo, the sky is the bonus factor here from my point of view!; it adds a great atmosphere which I have not seen in other shots. I must congratulate you on achieving a photo to be proud of, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2012 3:37PM
Hi Desilver..just revisiting this photo as I like it so much..and it ties in with the series that I am in the midst of posting up at present...take a look if you get time, it is Stonehenge during the Winter Solstice , but mainly concentrating on the Druids that celebrate there.

silverfoxey 9 17 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2013 9:20AM
This is one place I have yet to visit David. I also like your shot, and the brooding clouds do put an atmosphere of the whole scene. As for a bucket list of mine, the many places I would love to visit with my camera, that would cost a fortune! Still I might win the Lottery one day?
hegophoto 6 1 Netherlands
17 Feb 2015 4:49PM
5 stars deserved. (y)
29 Nov 2016 3:26AM
On my bucket list too David... it turned out great ... as the response has indicated. I`ll try to remember to go the crack of dawn to stave off some of the crowds..
cheers walt

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