Friday, 13 July 2007

Callanish

It stopped raining, so I jumped in the car and went to the standing stones at Callanish for the evening.
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Situated at the head of a sea loch.
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The main cluster of stones have been re-erected after lying in peat for many a year.
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Unlike Stonehenge, you can get in amongst the stones, and tonight a shower drove off the only other people present.
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The tourist photo done (darkened the clouds).
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The hills are supposed to look like a woman lying down. The moon is supposed to pass along her body at certain times (link). Would the ancients have bothered with this? Who knows. It's not as if they had Freeview to keep themselves entertained.
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The rest are as is. The only Photoshopping has been to crop and resize. In some, I've removed the colour from the land to accentuate the sky.
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2 comments:

Michael G Clark said...

These are great, Akto. One of me old college mates lives in the last house before the lumpy stone things.

You should edit in some hippies.

AktoMan said...

I didn't want to do tons of Photoshopping on them, as it defeats the purpose of being there. 'shopped one for the tourist market. Rest are as is, expect for the monochrome effects to emphasise the sky.