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The Moon Over Callanish

Postby Graham Smith » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:10 pm

Lewis, Outer Hebrides
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Re: The Moon Over Callanish

Postby minniev » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:41 pm

Another beauty Graham. I am jealous that I didn't see this. And I think the monochrome is perfect for the scene, with its mystery and moodiness. It puts shivers down my spine.
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Re: The Moon Over Callanish

Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:27 pm

Wonderful image Graham.
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Re: The Moon Over Callanish

Postby LindaShorey » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:25 pm

Powerful, unsettling, highly memorable!
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Re: The Moon Over Callanish

Postby rmalarz » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:50 pm

Lovely photograph, Graham. You've portrayed a mood quite suitable for the subject.
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Re: The Moon Over Callanish

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:54 pm

LindaShorey wrote:Powerful, unsettling, highly memorable!


Thank you Linda. If you are among the stones after all of the other visitors have left it is a quite unsettling place to be.
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Re: The Moon Over Callanish

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:57 pm

rmalarz wrote:Lovely photograph, Graham. You've portrayed a mood quite suitable for the subject.
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Thanks Bob.
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Re: The Moon Over Callanish

Postby St3v3M » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:12 am

If there was ever a Graham this is it! I love it, but have to ask, are the shadows from the right from other rocks nearby?

I love the image, really love the image, but would love to see a wider view to get a sense of place. Just me being curious. S-
- And I imagine the answer is yes, but is the science that these are man-placed rather than being natural?
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Re: The Moon Over Callanish

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:57 pm

Steve, the shadows were from other people standing near me, I think that they help accentuate the low angle of the sun. And no one will know they are people if we don't tell them ;)

The stones were erected in the bronze age between 2900 and 2600 BC, perhaps even BG... Before Graham :lol:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callanish_Stones

I will try to find a wider angle shot.
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Re: The Moon Over Callanish

Postby Charles Haacker » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:35 pm

Oh, c'mon. Before Graham there was nothing. :D :lol: :rofl: (By the way, I'm telling the secret of those long shadows!) 8):

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