Five Thousand Years Ago...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...just before I was born, these stones were raised at Callanish on the Isle of Lewis, across the Minch from The West coast of Scotland.
Kin and I had some fantastic light on the the island, it was following us around on our amazing journey.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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janet 15 27 England
31 Dec 2007 1:26PM
Stunning image!
As you say the light is amazing.

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31 Dec 2007 1:32PM
Beautiful & agree with the fabulous light!
Happy New Year, Mia
jaecat 9 29 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 1:35PM
amazing image thanks for sharing.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
31 Dec 2007 1:39PM
More than ten years befor, a great upload and it looks like you had a great time

MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 1:46PM
Lovely. No 2 has that air of mystery.
Happy new year
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
31 Dec 2007 1:50PM
Lovely Dougie, great light you captured here.

All the very best for 2008 my friend, speak to you in the New Year!!!

Strobe 9 1.3k United States
31 Dec 2007 1:54PM
Great image.
_Helena_ 10 596 1 United States
31 Dec 2007 2:17PM
prefer version 2.. very pretty
daviewat 13 4.1k Scotland
31 Dec 2007 2:24PM
Bonny, trust you had a suitably good time raking about the isles ???? Smile

Aw ra best fir 2008 and see u soon ???

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1691 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 2:24PM
Nearly did a double take here, having opened kinfatric's shot only a little while ago. A click, and I'm not saying which I prefer...!
Happy New Year,
31 Dec 2007 2:25PM
Stunning lighting and composition, good presentation to


Quote: A click, and I'm not saying which I prefer...!
Happy New Year,

A lady to the last my Dear.

A very Happy New Year to you all Moira
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
31 Dec 2007 2:30PM
Beautiful light Doug.cracking image as usual.
Have a great New Year and look forward to seeing more of your lovely images of Scotland.
31 Dec 2007 2:33PM
What wonderful images made all the more beautiful by the lovely light falling upon them. Love them both.

Quote:peelie wallie

???? Are these words unique to Scotland? I would look them up in the dictionary but I doubt I'll have any luck.
Happy New Year, Dougie Smile

Barbaraj 10 450 England
31 Dec 2007 2:41PM
A wonderful photo. Many thanks for so many great images.
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 2:42PM
love them both, but the light on v.2 is to die for,
fentiger 16 916 23 England
31 Dec 2007 2:42PM
I googled peelie wallie and got "pale and ill-looking" which I don't think really applies because both are great images. I think it would also look great in mono.

Have a great Hogmanay Dougie.

A very big Thanks to all you kind people who have commented or clicked on my images, you do make all the hard work worthwhile, many thanks my friends.
A very Happy New Year to you all,
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
31 Dec 2007 3:19PM
All the very best Dougie...have a great 2008
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
31 Dec 2007 3:25PM
And I would walk Five thousand more.....well maybe not Smile Fantastic Dougie and a fine variation.
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 3:33PM
Both beautiful but I think I prefer the dramatic lighting in version 2. Best wishes for 2008.

woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 3:33PM
Classic images both, Dougie. I'll stick my neck out a wee bit and say I prefer #2 ... or maybe #1...

I shall raise my dram to you once my drive is over tonight. I hope you have a fabulous 2008!
Very best wishes,
martinl 13 266 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 3:48PM
All the best Dougie.

brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 4:09PM
Still some minutes to myself before we go for our yearly walk to a nearby village for dinner. It is about three miles each way and we always manage to come home to the village centre for the bells and fireworks.
Having suposed that you might be at home by now, I wondered if you uploaded already the ring - I was sure it was going to be one of the first.
Super class both images. I can feel the vibrations of those years coming through. Sensational light, and great point of view. I hope you know that I would never ever think #1 is peelie wallie, but #2 just has this magic, tremendous atmosphere.

See you next year!
Sweep 11 43 England
31 Dec 2007 5:13PM
Just Great.
phillips 11 69 2 Scotland
31 Dec 2007 5:20PM
Oomph of No 2 for me.

User_Removed Junior Member 11 51
31 Dec 2007 5:37PM
Great Light Dougie and well captured.
Happy New Year my friend.
Kris_Dutson 14 8.2k 1 England
31 Dec 2007 6:14PM
Wishing you a peaceful new year Doug.
uggyy 11 2.1k 9 Scotland
31 Dec 2007 6:15PM
Superb moody one bro, been a pleasure exchanging banter over the last year and heres to the next !!

Have a Good New Year !

danbrann 12 636 17
31 Dec 2007 6:15PM
A cracker to end the year with. Gid luck for 2008
Blenkinsopp 11 320 4 England
31 Dec 2007 6:54PM
cracking low angle light
I look forward to viewing your inspiring portfolio in 2008
Happy New Year
User_Removed 10 407 1 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 7:23PM
Both great image but prefer 2. have a great 2008
Neil_Higgins 11 35 3 England
31 Dec 2007 7:27PM
Had to be yours Dougie, you make landscape photography look easy, all the best for 2008 Smile
Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 7:31PM
This is beautiful Dougie, would so love to have seen this, gorgeous light, very well captured.

Just want to say a big thanks for all of your support in 2007 and to wish you a happy and healthy 2008

stevie 13 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 7:35PM
Best wishes for Hogmanay and the New Year. Steve.

(Incidentally, I was in Scotland today - drove from Bolton to Perth and back - sadly for a very close friends daughter's funeral, she died suddenly at 33. So not the best Hogmanay this year)
martin.w 15 496 22 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 8:20PM
Number 2 for me, but both good images.

Happy New Year Dougie.
Chriscj 11 96 1 England
31 Dec 2007 11:00PM
All the best for 2008 Dougie.

Caledonia 11 2 Scotland
1 Jan 2008 1:13AM
I love No.1 best but No.2. is very close. The light is incredible in No.1. like you said Dougie. You are wearing well for your great years! Happy New Year.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
1 Jan 2008 1:26AM
Wish I had light such as this on my visit to this stone circle Doug. Happy New Year ! Ron.
Nigel_95 Plus
11 260 2 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2008 8:28PM
I had no idea you were that old...... Wonderful light, shadows and drama Dougie, I look forward to other shots from your trip with Kin.

juldon 14 78 England
2 Jan 2008 10:40AM
Wonderful shot and lucky you getting good light, since I got the camera light has not been that good to me when we go to Lewis.

walterL 11 2
3 Jan 2008 7:39PM
A lovely portfolio building up Dougie. cheers, w
donnagreen 9 5 1 Scotland
27 Aug 2008 7:40PM
Wow! I've been here many a time (mother's family is from Lewis) but seldom have I seen the light so amazing. What a brilliant shot. I like the cropping too. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

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