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Old Aug 9, 2005, 12:49 PM   #1
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Finally took a Sunday drive to see Stonehenge. It was not as large as I had expected, but still quite impressive. (A day to make good use of my Wcon-08B WA) It's too bad you cannot walk amonst the stones though - they are roped off a ways back - it seemstoo many people used to chip off pieces for souvenirs, plus the whole area was getting too well trodden, etc. Apparently you can book an after hours tour where they take small, controlled groups through the circle - oh well, perhaps next time I can do that, and combine it with a sunset to get some photos!



The same photos converted to High Contrast Black & White:





And since I wasn't able to get any slightly spooky sunrise / sunset/ or gloomy day shots -IR action applied in Photoshop



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Old Aug 9, 2005, 2:03 PM   #2
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very cool shots :GI like how you put them through the transformation:G
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 2:36 PM   #3
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when I stayed there, there were fences all around.
thanks for sharing!!!
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 3:00 PM   #4
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Nice photos...

I particularly like the perspective of #2.


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Old Aug 9, 2005, 4:35 PM   #5
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The last ir effect works nicely here, particularly on the clouds. Good job!
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 7:44 PM   #6
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B&W really work well on #4. I love the high contrast and how the light hits the stones

#5 IR is a real standout. The powerful clouds overlooking the ever-present stones, what a great combination and effect

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Old Aug 10, 2005, 12:02 AM   #7
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wonderful shots, Suze... i'd love to see Stonehenge before i..., but it's unfortunately not a very strong likelihood i'll make it over. maybe next time you go, you can make it at dawn on the vernal equinox, or whatever magic day the Druids used to have their celebrations there...

anyway, great pics, and a nice job with the IR... makes the whole thing look slightly "otherworldly"...
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Old Aug 10, 2005, 8:26 AM   #8
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Super shots Suze I like them all can't fault them the IR is way cool for an action, glad its roped off.... you never know what could be lurking threin like the Ghost of an Ol Druid
Glad you got home safe :-)

I wonder how it would look when its a full moon now thats a scary thought :blah:

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Old Aug 10, 2005, 10:26 AM   #9
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Very interesting pictures of a remarkable engineering feat ofit's time,Suze, You can almost invision all the Druids there forthe celebrations they had in your IR shot. I like #1 also. It would be cool to be there for pictures in the early dawn or dusk. Thanks for sharing.I feel like I've been on a tour. bentleysmom PS. Do they really why it was built? bmom
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Old Aug 11, 2005, 11:31 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone - it was a fun trip and quite interesting to see and photograph. Unfortunately the best view was looking right into the sun and didnt offer very good exposure for photos. That was from a sidewith most of the upright stone intact and clearly showing the circular arrangement. Oh well - next time. Still lots of theories as to why it was built, or even by whom since scientists contend it was built in 3 stages -no one can be sure why hundreds of people struggled over thousands of years to build this monument.:-) A bit Spooky :shock:
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