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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



  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    Beautifully done, Bob. Amazing place.

  • Thank you so much Maureen – yes a special place considering it was erected some 5,500 years ago!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Isa, I appreciate that.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 4 years ago

    Love that moody sky Bob it is in great contrast to the rest of the image. Wonderful composition too.

  • Thank you so much David – the mood seems to agree with the subject, I was pleased how it turned out. Best regards.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 4 years ago

    Such is your dedication to try this as 10 shots, when I would have just stood back a bit further LOL. Your stitching is once again incredibly impressive and I like the varying slopes (the hill, the top rock, the mountain and rock) all heading in the same direction too.

  • Thanks for your lovely comment Stuart. I know what you mean about standing back – but I just cannot stop doing these pano shots – I just love the process and the wonderful detail that can be obtained. On the downside of course is the memory card issue and processing time – but hey I am retired so can play like this! Best regards.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • paulbeattie
    paulbeattieover 4 years ago

    Great capture, love it.

  • Thank you so much Paul, I appreciate that.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 4 years ago

    Wonderful, Bob!!! I love that sky!!

  • Thank you so much Laurie. It is good to hear from you.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 4 years ago

    Lovely composition and light Bob, great stuff mate!!

  • Thanks Shaun, I always appreciate your comments.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 4 years ago

    Really well done Bob,great tones

  • Thanks Kelvin, that’s greatly appreciated.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...over 4 years ago

    Great, moody, shot Bob

  • Thank you very much Paul

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenover 4 years ago

    Superb pic Bob – I found this last year after one of the remotest drives to get there!

  • Thanks Dave. Yes it is a bit like Cornwall, lots of narrow roads! Lovely spot though.

    – Bob Culshaw

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