5-28-2010 (Machrie Moor, Isle of Arran, Scotland)

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UploadedJuly 25, 2010
TakenMay 28, 2010
MakeRicoh
ModelGXR
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/8
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Focal Length33 mm
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Machrie Moor features 6 stone circles dating back to approximately 2000 BC, set in the middle of peat bogs. There are very few visitors, you can tune in to the stones surrounded by silence, a wonderful landscape, and of course sheep. For more information about this special place CLICK HERE.

I became fascinated with pre-historic Celtic sites in 2002 when I had the opportunity to visit STONEHENGE (my photo here) and AVEBURY (story and photos here).

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  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (25 Jul 2010):

    They look so stoic! The undulating hills in the background and the variations in the lighting enhance the mysticism.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (25 Jul 2010):

    The geometry and colours are incredibly beautiful.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (25 Jul 2010):

    Wow, that is so beautiful....you'll need a BIG wall to do this one justice!! Fantastic!

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (25 Jul 2010):

    Eereie good. Why not B&W?

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (25 Jul 2010):

    I am amazed by the depth - the 3D effect!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr said (25 Jul 2010):

    Thank you all so much! Robert for this particular image, I felt the color worked better. But some b/w standing stones are coming :)

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (25 Jul 2010):

    Great scenic with striking sky, but didn't anybody tell you not to go on the moor.

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (25 Jul 2010):

    magnifcent!!

  • Joseph Rotindo

    Joseph Rotindo said (26 Jul 2010):

    stunning color...and the tones are absolutely sublime.

    truly well done!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (26 Jul 2010):

    Wonderful shot and love all the history provided, I really have to visit Scotland I am so close it's rediculous that I have not..

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (26 Jul 2010):

    Excellent,,love the sweeping sky in the background , awesome image

  • herman vandecauter

    herman vandecauter (Deleted) gave props (26 Jul 2010):

    Very nice mythological landscape!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (26 Jul 2010):

    this is wonderful, Alexis!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (26 Jul 2010):

    Simply wonderful!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (26 Jul 2010):

    A magical trio. So.....fascinating.

  • Jim Smith

    Jim Smith gave props (27 Jul 2010):

    these are lovely

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (27 Jul 2010):

    just superb!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Jul 2010):

    Three's Company coolness.

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (28 Jul 2010):

    this place is magic, a landscape full of tones!!!

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (9 Aug 2010):

    Nice series from your trip.

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    I decided to go back in your collection a bit and just found this gem! What a fantastic photo, and I have never seen this place before, so that was an added bonus!

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