Calanais Standing Stones...

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

Tags: Landscape and travel Dougie and kins amazing journey

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MikeA 11 1.3k England
1 Jan 2008 9:47AM
Well Dougie you finally made it to Lewis, hope it was all you expected and more.

Two images from the same Isle together??


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MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2008 9:47AM
Wonderful. There is something about these stones makes you feel very small in the scheme of things
joolsb 12 27.1k 38 Switzerland
1 Jan 2008 9:50AM
A very evocative shot from this magical place.
Mike a five hour drive and a three hour ferry trip makes you want to get your money's worth.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
1 Jan 2008 10:01AM
Beautiful silhouette Doug.Happy New Year to you.
1 Jan 2008 10:10AM
Great silhouette
oldhat 8 18 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2008 10:11AM
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.
sospan 9 12 Wales
1 Jan 2008 10:13AM
Stunning,evocative, atmospheric very well done.
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
MikeH 11 217 4 England
1 Jan 2008 10:29AM
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,
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1500 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2008 10:41AM
Fabulous shot, perfect crop. A Happy New Year to you.
Sweep 10 43 England
1 Jan 2008 10:58AM
Beautifull shot, the pov, backlight, and crop are just right.
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
1 Jan 2008 11:16AM
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.
User_Removed 9 407 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2008 11:18AM
Wow what an image, like this lots. Have a great 2008

Cheers Rick
Morning Kin, sleep in Pal? A Happy New Year to you and Caril.
User_Removed Junior Member 10 51
1 Jan 2008 11:35AM
Wonderful use of silhouette Dougie. A fine shot.

kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
1 Jan 2008 11:42AM
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
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.

woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2008 12:32PM
Wonderful silhouette, certainly looking more enigmatic and more mysterious than Stonehenge.
Very best wishes,
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
1 Jan 2008 12:42PM
Great shot to begin the year with my friend. All the very best for '08 too.

Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
1 Jan 2008 1:13PM
Beautiful pic of a fascinating place. Must take a trip over there ourselves one day. Happy New Year.

Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
1 Jan 2008 1:16PM
A superb image, with great mystery and feel to it

Happy new year

Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
1 Jan 2008 1:32PM
Happy NewYear Doug....Smile

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
1 Jan 2008 2:23PM
You really have captured the special feelin, well done and a merry continuation off the year

Melanie_M 11 168 9 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2008 3:57PM
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.
Phil_Restan 10 280 9 Scotland
1 Jan 2008 4:58PM
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.

danbrann Plus
12 624 17
1 Jan 2008 5:43PM
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.
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2008 8:31PM
Wonderful sky and silhouettes Dougie. All the best for 2008.

1 Jan 2008 10:03PM
A magical place, a magical image. I'd love to be there.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
1 Jan 2008 10:51PM
Beautifully moody Dougie, just love this one

A very happy new year to you

juldon 13 78 England
2 Jan 2008 10:40AM
Wonderful place and you have captured the magic of it so well.

Caledonia 10 2 Scotland
2 Jan 2008 10:38PM
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.

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