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Early morning at the heritage site of the Ring of Brodgar on the Orkney Islands off the west coast of Scotland. Taken in the morning as the sun was rising and converted into sepia.
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Part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, the Ring o’ Brodgar is found in the West Mainland parish of Stenness. It stands on an eastward-sloping plateau on the Ness o’ Brodgar – a thin strip of land separating the Harray and Stenness lochs. Because the interior of the Ring o’ Brodgar has never been fully excavated, or scientifically dated, the monument’s actual age remains uncertain. However, it is generally assumed to have been erected between 2500 BC and 2000 BC, and was, therefore, the last of the great Neolithic monuments built on the Ness. The stone ring was built in a true circle, almost 104 metres wide. Although it is thought to have originally contained 60 megaliths, this figure is not based on archaeological evidence. Today, only 27 stones remain. With a diameter of 103.6 metres (340 ft), the Brodgar ring is the third largest stone circle in the British Isles. Covering an area of 8,435 square metres (90,790 square feet), (Wikipedia)

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Comments

  • 1randomredhead
    1randomredheadalmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully composed and edited, had a lovely dreamy aspect to it :-)

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryalmost 3 years ago

    I do wish I had appreciated the history of Britain more when I lived there. I would love to visit and photograph places such as this.

  • Me too, I tried to cram in so much on my visit, but left so much untouched

    – kalaryder

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 3 years ago

    OoooEeee this turned out great….

  • Thank you and I think I will do without Billy :)

    – kalaryder

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 3 years ago

    All you need to do now is superimpose Billy Connolly dancing naked around them and it will be perfect…. hehe

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 3 years ago

    Ha Ha Ha Ha.. A Classic Answer.

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 3 years ago

    This reminds me of every lonely paths that I have traveled!!! This is really excellent!!! Bill

  • Thank you Bill, how kind

    – kalaryder

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful, great pov, comp and tones in this!

  • Thank you most kindly

    – kalaryder

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • Aakheperure
    Aakheperureover 2 years ago

    Lovely composition, evocative use of colour!

  • Thank you for that lovely comment

    – kalaryder

  • Eden R. Knizacky
    Eden R. Knizackyover 2 years ago

    Beautiful light!

  • Thank you Eden

    – kalaryder

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