The Great Stones of Callanish by Kasia-D

The Great Stones of Callanish by 

Callanish Stones, Clachan Chalanais or Tursachan Chalanais, before sunrise.

Got up before 4 a.m. to be there on time. As the sun rose and the warm light came, it was simply amazing, standing there beside these huge stones that are one of the oldest prehistoric sites in Scotland (between 2900 and 2600 BC), it dates even from before Stonehenge. Incredible how people without modern machinery could create such monuments that have stood the test of time for thousands of years.

Location: Calanish, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scoltand, Uk
Nikon D70, Sigma 18-200mm. Post-processing: Contrasts, details, etc. in CS4 with ColorEfex Pro.

Challenge Winner in Best Travel Photo – International Women’s Photography

Featured in Through the Eye of the Lens, Favourite Places, Nikon Fun Group, Northern Landscape, Superbly Visual, Scotland’s History, Your Country’s Best and Fabulous Women Photographers

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  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...about 2 years ago

    A brilliant effect and outcome…. I love it…
    In the meantime I will just dream about getting to see it myself, and hope it comes true in the future.

  • Larry, thank you! Very pleased you like the effect. As you know, I don’t really do much post-pro normally but the original shots – taken many moons ago – did not do the scene I remember seeing justice. My post-pro skills and tools are also better these days:-) Wishing that your dream comes true:-) I stayed in a great wee bed and breakfast a couple of miles away. The landlord said lots of people got up in the middle of the night to go witness the sunrise. It rained the first day so I was very luck on the second one to get such great light and weather.

    – Kasia-D

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 2 years ago

  • Marie, thank you so much for this great compliment! Much appreciated.

    – Kasia-D

  • Graeme M
    Graeme Mabout 2 years ago

    Incredible work ! Quite magical

  • Graeme, thank you! It is a magical place and I’m very pleased if the magic comes over in this shot:-))

    – Kasia-D

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    Lovely image
    I fell for these stones totally when I first saw t hem, have managed to get to see them twice now and still I would go back again.
    Would you like to add to Highland and Islands Photographers group?

  • Thank you! I was very lucky to get such amazing light the evening before when it was very moody between rain showers and that bright morning. It had even snowed the previous day just before we landed in Stornoway. I’ve already added it to the group:-) Thanks for the suggestion!

    – Kasia-D

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 2 years ago

    Very wonderful!!

  • Thank you!

    – Kasia-D

  • leonie7
    leonie7about 2 years ago


  • Leonie, Thank you very much for this feature – much appreciated! What a gorgeous banner!

    – Kasia-D

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lakeabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful work. Congratulations on your well deserved feature.

  • Christine, thank you!! Very pleased you visited and that you like this!

    – Kasia-D

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureabout 2 years ago

    This is mysterious and magical, Kasia:>) Congratulations on your feature in Fabulous Women Photographers – FAVE:>)

  • Thank you for your lovely comment and the fave. It is a mysterious and magical place – I’m pleased I could bring that over:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Tammera
    Tammeraalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulatiolns! Super Work!!

  • Tammera, that is wonderful to hear. Thank you so much for this feature!!! – Kasia-D

    – Kasia-D

  • Paul Richards
    Paul Richardsalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful light.

  • Paul, thank you !!

    – Kasia-D

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