Pentre Ifan

Bob Culshaw

Westgate on Sea, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

A 10 frame HDR panorama of this wonderful Dolmen in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
2 sweeps of 5 vertical shots in RAW, exposures -2,0,+2 EV’s tonemapped in Photomatix, stitched in Autopano Pro and finished in CS4.
Canon 400D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM Lens, ISO 100, f16. Tripod used and Nodal Ninja 3 pano head.
Pentre Ifan is the name of an ancient manor in the civil parish of Nevern, in North Pembrokeshire, West Wales. It contains the largest and best preserved neolithic dolmen in Wales.
The dolmen dates from approximately 3,500 B.C. and was used as a communal burial. The existing stones form the portal and main chamber of the tomb, which would originally have been covered with a large stone mound about 36 m long. Some of the stones have been scattered, but at least seven are in their original position. The capstone is 5.1 m in length, and is estimated to weigh 16 tonnes. It is delicately supported by the narrow tips of three uprights. The facade surrounding the portal was built with carefully constructed dry stone walling.
The dolmen is owned and maintained by Cadw, the Welsh Historic Monuments Agency. The site is well-kept and entrance is free. It is located about 6 km by road from Newport and 17 km from Cardigan.
322 views at 16th September 2010

Featured in ‘DSLR Users’ Group 13th June 2010

Featured in ‘Honour The Dead’ Group 15th June 2010

Featured in ‘Wales-Rich in Beauty’ Group 19th June 2010

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