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Castlerigg Stone Circle - Cumbria

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Forget Stonehenge, whilst the stones are impressive, it's got nothing on Castlerigg - which is free - and is surrounded on all sides by some impressive hills/mountains....

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I do like the first one Rye, and to confess of never having heard of the place... so thanks for that too!

Taken using the Tokina?

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I have to confess I hadn’t heard of this stone circle either Rye ... it certainly looks comparable with Stonehenge... # 1 is the pick of the bunch for me too with dramatic sky giving a real sense of depth and distance.. I imagine it is popular with the Druid  fraternity too .  Must put it on my list  for next year...  😉

I bet it would look spectacular  fro a slightly higher viewpoint at sunrise or sunset with really long dramatic s shadows  too .. 

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Great shots, Rye.  We went there in 2009 but that was in the Summer so all my pictures have people in them!

 

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Nice series Rye with some well chosen viewpoints.   I particularly like the way the hill looms over the scene in the second. The clouds add to these comps as well.  A bland blue sky wouldn't be as dramatic.

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4 hours ago, Denis said:

I do like the first one Rye, and to confess of never having heard of the place... so thanks for that too!

Taken using the Tokina?

Thanks Denis, it's just outside of Keswick up in the Lake District. These were taken last year using the Canon 24-105mm L.

3 hours ago, Clicker said:

I bet it would look spectacular  fro a slightly higher viewpoint at sunrise or sunset

Thanks Clicker, I'm not sure you can photograph it from a higher viewpoint, certainly not from the field it's in, but a sunrise/sunset would look good.

2 hours ago, Hatter said:

We went there in 2009 but that was in the Summer so all my pictures have people in them!

Thanks Gareth, yes these were taken in the summer too, so had to wait about 2 hours for people to get out of the way for the first image.

2 hours ago, johntwo said:

I particularly like the way the hill looms over the scene in the second.

Thanks John, I think the hill in the second is Blencathra. I was lucky with the clouds this day.....

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10 hours ago, Clicker said:

Must put it on my list  for next year...

Be prepared for lots of waiting around as it's a popular spot for tourists.

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