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|Description ||A soaking wet, torrential Stonehenge. You have 1 hour at Stonehenge, and what does it do? Chuck down... the camera began getting moisture problems shortly after this, but with careful use of cotton buds, was remedied on the coach.|
With poor visibility, you have to turn your eye to other things. I spotted this reflection... nice, I thought. Many thanks to Tony from N Yorks who leant me a spare umbrella, which saved my camera from an hour in the water, and enabled me to stop the rain distorting this reflection for the photograph.
|Your pain our gain. Great shot Tim.|
|Yep, Like it Tim.|
|I think it's worth a '10' for originality! SO sorry you had a miserably wet day there. What a b....... shame!|
|Didn't think it was possible to get a new angle on Stonehenge - but you have Tim - well done! |
|When I know I am going to a well photographed site, and have time beforehand, I take a skim around for images to know which angles are well taken... and yes Stonehenge was exhaustively covered! So, well covered angles for me. But when I saw the reflection in the stone of the trilithon, I thought I hadn't seen that before.
It wasn't a day - it was just over an hour. Rain eased off by the time we got to Avebury. But there is a water shortage in the area. I think their water rather outweighs a visit in the grand scheme of things. It was a great time, and being able to roam at will among the stones and henge was magic. I felt like a big kid. Much better than an August Sunday afternoon in the sun with 1000's pushing around, and being so close yet so far from the stones.|
|Have you never been to Summer Solstice and stayed all night?? You could be squashed by many thousands then - especially inside the circle, but still feel like a big kid with the excitement of it, AND touch the stones! Last year's 2am procession got my adrenaline going! ;-)|
|is this a polissoir stone ? to be full of water , the small frenchie don't know stonehenge is there somebody who can enlight me?|
|Binardino, it's just the lintel stone from a fallen trilithon. Would have been facing the inside originally. The mortice for the tenon is on the side in front of this, at 90 degrees. An abandoned mortice (incomplete) is on the other side).|
|Beautiful capture! Wow! I would have loved to have been there to see this in person! You have a very keen eye! Excellent work Tim :-)|
| You were right...I definitely like this viewpoint.|
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