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Callanish, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

HDR using Photomatix and Photoshop
Canon 40D with 10-22mm lens at 22mm
ISO 200 – f8 – 3 exposures at 1/4000, 1/1000 and 1/250 sec

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Had my eye on this house for some time and only called in while passing not expecting too much as the light wasn’t brilliant but then the sun came out for just a couple of minutes making things possible. It’s a house that will probably never be modernised as there is no vehicular access. It stands beside a sea loch close to one of the ancient Callanish stone circles. A perfect home in the days before cars but who would want it now?

A good example of thinking HDR with high shutters speeds, no tripod needed.

Moved to the Isle of Lewis in the The Outer Hebrides off the north-west coast of Scotland in July 2010 with the aim of getting out and about with my camera. Hasn’t quite worked out that way as we’ve spent the past 18 months refurbishing our house but the opportunities will come.

Meanwhile I’ll be going through my collection to pick out some of those that have pleased me over the years.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    I recognised this house but had only seen it from the distance and did not know you could get close or we would have trudged down – fantastic and the brooding sky just adds to this wonderful shot.

  • There is a gate in the right hand corner of the field where the stones are with a notice saying ‘Beware there is a bull in this field’ obviously trying to scare people off. I suspect that the bull died at least thirty years ago!

    – hebrideslight

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    kalaryderover 1 year ago


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    EdsMumover 1 year ago

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  • Kip Nunn
    Kip Nunnover 1 year ago

    classic,modernism…cool h

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!

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    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 1 year ago

    Very moody and atmospheric. An excellent image.

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77over 1 year ago

    great work!

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    João Figueiredoover 1 year ago


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  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyover 1 year ago

    wow, what a terrific capture! especially with the stormy looking sky!

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