Stonehenge Silhouette

photosmith

Joined November 2008

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Taken late in 2007 on a very cold afternoon. I had just driven down to Salisbury from London. The trip had taken much longer than expected and I arrived at Stonehenge with only 20 min before the park closed.

I went from the Western side shooting with what light was left reflecting off the stone, then walked over to the Eastern side. I took a test shot staring straight into the setting sun, while forgetting to change my exposure. Upon seeing the results of the test shot so full of drama, I immediately began firing off as many shots as I could get. By now there was only a few minutes left of direct sunlight, and I was determined to get a shot as this was my only chance before leaving.

The subsequent photograph on display here captures the final moment the direct light of the sun could be seen peeking through the monument. It was 4 hours of driving through London traffic to get to the Salisbury plain, for 5 minutes of shooting. But what a 5 minutes it was!

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