| What a fabulous photo! Absolutely magic! :)|
| Beautiful picture. How did you manage to get the birds so sharp in that light?|
| Stunning image, a composite? Otherwise I'm bringing all my gear back to the camera shop and telling them 'I'll have what he's got!' Beautiful either way.|
| Great must visit this one|
| I assumed this was a painting--something about the shafts of light.|
|andy h |
| There's lots of stunning pics in the competition - but this one captures a moment perfectly.|
|Andy B |
| Mmm, can you reply to the quesions on the photo processing used please wayland...|
| As I have been to Castlerigg, this shot says it all....|
This certainly looks surreal, and I can see you have taken some time with it as well.... Pure Magic.
| I was going to wait until voting had finished before responding to comments but if you insist Andy.|
The shot was taken on 21st january 2007 1/60th of a second at f11 effective Iso 100 34mm focal length on a full frame DSLR.
The sky has been darkened with neutral density graduation to retain the detail in a scene with very high dynamic range. This does make the light look a little murkier than the exposure would indicate.
The rooks are a constant, noisy presence at the Carles, nesting in trees just to the left of frame.
| Stunning shot! Absolutely humbled... well done!|
| Scrap that idea, its not a new camera I need, its a spare sun!|
| Thank you all for your kind comments and votes. |
The Carles are my favourite stone circle and a place I visit every time I am in the area and after many photographs taken here, this shot finally captured the atmosphere of the place for me.
I'm glad it seems to do the same for you too.
| Lovely, but it just doesn't work for me. Even if they're real, the rooks and especially the light through the clouds look false. I've had that happen when I take a picture sometimes, real things coming out looking out of place or odd. Nice circle, though. Would love to go there!|
| Photos are of the moment,all moments are different and don't repeat.So every photo is unique.|
| Wayland, I loved this shot. Some may say you got lucky but I also know that there is skill in knowing the moment to click! My last visit to Castlerigg was tough as my camera did not record any shots inside the circle - but I have shots from outside before and after. Very spooky, and taught me about the power of place. I will look out for you at Megalithamania. Well done. Maia of Shaldon, Devon.|
| Regretably I won't be able to make it to Megalithamania. I've passed my prize onto PhilipT for his excellent picture of this circle.|
|Andy B |
| Category *A* First Prize Winner, Congratulations!|
| I know the voting is over and prizes awarded but as I have just discovered this site I am posting my comments.|
This photo is absolutely stunning, it floats my boat!!
Well done Wayland.
|anti quarian |
| An excellent and very atmospheric shot|
| I assume from the stunning quality of this photo (& your expensive kit) that you're a professional photog. Have you had this published anywhere? If so, where?|