Memory Of The Land - Lanyon Quoit by Mark Tisdale

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Lanyon Quoit is a dolmen from prehistoric times. Likely it was a grave, but it’s definite that it had some ritual significance to the people who built it.

Built by peoples long gone but hardly forgotten. We still marvel at these standing stones today.

It’s significantly altered from its original form. It was knocked down by a storm and rebuilt by locals in the early 1800’s. It’s much shorter than its previous form and is one leg short of the four it originally had.

Cornwall, United Kingdom

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black and white, britain, cornwall, dolmen, england, pagan, prehistoric, standing stones, uk, united kingdom

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  • othermail
    othermailalmost 6 years ago

    Really great shot! Well done :)

  • Thanks much! I’m glad I captured it well, it’s amazing to visit things built in prehistoric times!

    – Mark Tisdale

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 6 years ago

    good textures, light and perspective

  • Thank you – I’m glad I did the site some justice!

    – Mark Tisdale

  • kcdd6
    kcdd6almost 6 years ago

    Excellent B&W Mark.

    I will have to go to Lanyon Quoit some day.
    Its not far from me.

  • Thank you!

    It’s well worth a visit in my opinion. I’d have loved to have gotten to choose my day to visit. I think I did well with what I had, but I’m sure a relative local can trump my atmosphere!

    – Mark Tisdale

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carteralmost 6 years ago

    This is fantastic – I would love to visit these kind of sites ;)

  • jmci
    jmcialmost 6 years ago


  • David Robinson
    David Robinsonalmost 6 years ago

    Great image Mark! Lovely tones and mood

  • Linda  Morrison
    Linda Morrisonalmost 6 years ago

    Hey Mark. This is fabulous work. Love the moody sky . It really suits the subject matter.

  • Mark Tisdale
    Mark Tisdalealmost 6 years ago

    It’s funny, I had seen photos of this and knew we’d be seeing it on the trip. The weather was just how I imagined it in my head when I thought of how I wanted to frame this one. But the photos I’d seen of it were bright blue skies, so who would have known! Thanks!

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosalmost 6 years ago

    So many times I’ve been here and taken photos of it but didn’t know it originally had four supporting stones, it makes you wonder how they moved those massive stones when it was built.
    The low viewpoint works well and a great heavy sky to heighten the mood, wonderful in monochrome, well done Mark,
    Regards, Rod.

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesalmost 6 years ago

    Nice conversion, the oninous sky seems to pperfect

  • Thanks – this was the way it looked in my minds eye before I got there – I guess I knew the chances were English weather would give me glowering clouds! =D

    – Mark Tisdale

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