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IR shot
Canon50d
hoya ir filter
10-22
f8
120sec.

Lanyon Quoit is a dolmen in Cornwall, 2 miles southeast of Morvah. It stands next to the road leading from Madron to Morvah. In the 18th century, the structure was tall enough for a person on horse back to stand under. The capstone rested at 7 feet high with dimensions of 9 feet by 17.5 feet weighing 13.5 tons. The monument is thought to be a burial chamber; perhaps a mausoleum.

On 19 October, 1815, Lanyon Quoit was torn down by a storm.1 Nine years later enough money was raised by local inhabitants to re-erect the structure. During the storm one of the uprights was broken in half. Thus, there are only three uprights today and the structure does not stand as high as it once did.

Before the collapse of the structure, it was said to be aligned with the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west). This gives historians and archaeologists reason to believe that the structure was used for ritual activity.

Comments

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 3 years ago

    Super shot Pete. Love the IR – must keep practising with my IR Filter too. We are off to Pembrokeshire again on Wednesday – hope to get some sunrise/sunset snaps of Pentre Ifan – the great Welsh Dolmen. I have it on RB at the mo but not sun up/down.
    Hope you are well matey – great to see you back on RB – many more uploads please!!!!!

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 3 years ago

    Grand monument & grand story, not to mention grand image. Kudos to those who rebuilt it, even in this stunted form. Is that a tin mine I see in the distance?

  • Thanks artwhiz, yes its a large disused tin mine.

    – igotmeacanon

  • lucin
    lucinalmost 3 years ago

    WOW! You have delivered the weight of the rock! Splendid.

  • lucin
    lucinalmost 3 years ago

    And thanks for the description. :)

  • SWEEPER
    SWEEPERalmost 3 years ago

    excellent tones Pete, is this where you have been hiding ??LOL

  • J J  Everson
    J J Eversonalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot. Love the movement in the clouds. Nice one.

  • J J  Everson
    J J Eversonabout 2 years ago

  • newbeltane
    newbeltaneabout 2 years ago

    Love this!

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