Castlerigg stone circle with a backdrop of Skiddaw,the 4th highest mountain in England.
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28th Jan 2012. 3 single RAW images tonemapped in Photomatix and merged in photoshop.Sony Alpha 350 DSLR 18-70 lens
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The stone circle at Castlerigg (alt. Keswick Carles, Carles, Carsles or Castle-rig) is situated near Keswick in Cumbria, North West England. One of around 1,300 stone circles in the British Isles and Brittany, it was constructed as a part of a megalithic tradition that lasted from 3,300 to 900 BCE, during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages.
Various archaeologists have commented positively on the beauty and romance of the Castlerigg ring and its natural environment. In his study of the stone circles of Cumbria, archaeologist John Waterhouse commented that the site was "one of the most visually-impressive prehistoric monuments in Britain.
Every year, thousands of tourists travel to the site, making it the most visited stone circle in Cumbria. This plateau forms the raised centre of a natural amphitheatre created by the surrounding fells and from within the circle it is possible to see some of the highest peaks in Cumbria: Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Grasmoor and Blencathra.Source Wikipediastone

Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtabout 3 years ago

    Holy *&^%!! This is AWESOME Jamie!! I LOVE it!! :O]x

  • *7$£")_+%$?> Tracy

    – Jamie Green

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27about 3 years ago

    gorgeous capture this is beautiful

  • Thanks very much

    – Jamie Green

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    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 3 years ago


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  • Thanks very much Darlene

    – Jamie Green

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Cheers Audrey

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  • mikebov
    mikebovabout 3 years ago

    excellent Jamie love the contrasts

  • Thanks very much Mike

    – Jamie Green

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManabout 3 years ago

    Stunning capture Mr. G

  • Thanks very much Mr B

    – Jamie Green

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Fascinating image and information!

  • Thanks very much Angie

    – Jamie Green

  • Steve  Liptrot
    Steve Liptrotabout 3 years ago

    Stunning shot Jamie

  • Thanks very much Steve,bet you are missing it.

    – Jamie Green

  • Rob Parsons
    Rob Parsonsabout 3 years ago

    Fantasic shot Jamie – would love to be up there now.

  • Cheers Rob,Helvellyn yesterday was like a conveyer belt.We started off for Esaedale Tarn but it was sooo busy we decided to drive here instead.Good move!!

    – Jamie Green

  • jamesmhe
    jamesmheabout 3 years ago

    this is stunning…probably the best shot I have ever seen of Castlerigg!

  • That’s very kind James.The snow helps,I think

    – Jamie Green

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