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IR + ND, exposure: 300 sec.

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:iconladyrapid:
This might be one of the better shots I've seen from these weird and mysterious stones of Stonehenge.

What draws my attention here more than other takes on this location, since it's litterally hundreds of thousands, is the eerie/mystic feeling that's been captured here. To use the little more darker approach and combine that with the long exposure time you have a very dark shot that, atleast for me, works very very well with the atmosphere around Stonehenge alone.

Composition wise, well, there's not much to be said other than fantastic job all over. Angle, height, light, shadow... it's all there and nicely done.

I applaud you for making this shot to be as good as I find it. Landmarks might be THE hardest thing to bring some originality towards. Great job mate!

/rob
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Wow. There's not much to say about this one. The treatment and subject both work together to really emphasise the sense of mystery and wonder surrounding this place.

The only slight critiques I might offer would be:

1. The composition feels ever so slightly unbalanced. The heavy mass of the stones in the center of the frame lack the contrast evident in the periphery stones, making my eyes want to wander out of the center of the frame. This in itself is not a problem, but I end up feeling like the focal point of the image is incidental, in the bottom left corner, versus a key point in the composition.

2. There seems to be some slight smudges on the top of some of the stones. Birds? I feel that quickly photoshopping them out could help sharpen that central form.

Overall though, the image is superb. Excellent contrast, great subject, and absolutely stunning treatment.
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Tonicatkin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist
Cool
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:iconfrodoprime:
FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic feel - 
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lomatic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work , I wished i could have perceived it in the same way while standing there a long time ago although it was still very majestic and captivating. As for composition , I find the piece well balanced and incredibly atmospheric! IR is a brilliant idea , may i ask what time of the day this was taken ?
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Jabberwoc Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning work....awesome...

:wow::camera:
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theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
this is beautiful!!! :D :D
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Nice. Great clouds.
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:iconscorpion31:
Scorpion31 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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amaranth333 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning and magical!
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LittleRedHatter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i've been there, and you have captured it well.
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Reflections-Edge Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
beautiful. i love the sense of mystery it creates.
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow the stones mirrored in the sky!!! :D
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:iconpixel-arcade:
pixel-ARCADE Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
nice shot!
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:iconjcnproductions:
JCNProductions Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
WOW!!!
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:iconwinsomelosesome:
WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks like it is floating on a cloud!
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avfc4me Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Well, you certainly found the mystical! This is lovely.
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:iconnystuen:
Nystuen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! I love it! Looks like it's in water! Really great work :heart: :D
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tripptaylor Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
greeeeeeeat
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PiePie2468 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Wow! Beautiful!!!!
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:iconmikeschwarz:
mIkeschwaRz Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Incredible...!
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:iconpauloppereira:
PauloPPereira Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011   General Artist
fantastic shot :D
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richardldixon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Great photo
it's so hard to get any photo of Stonehenge that looks remotely original as it is one of the most photographed places in the world and instantly recognisable

Infra red is so fantastic for Megalithic monuments :) it's like they have been waiting 4500 years for the invention of Infra red photography
I have a few photos of the stones in IR too ;)
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peewee1002 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, the article has gone live - [link]
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:iconariu:
Ariu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Photographer
absolutely gorgeous- you captured such a mysterious nature of stonehenge..
fantastic! :)
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peewee1002 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hello,

My name is Peter Sawyer and I write on behalf of Phototuts+ ([link])

I would like to feature this image in a roundup article I am currently writing.

A link to the image, and the name of the piece would be given in the article.

Please let me know if you are ok with this ASAP as I only have a short amount of time to put the article together.

Thanks Peter
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xMEGALOPOLISx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
You can use it. Good luck!
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Gbbogner Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
wow...O.0 really goood.... !!!
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:iconretro2k:
retro2k Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I featured your beautiful work here: [link]
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footprintsofart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Photographer
i love this long exposure!!
300 sec!! amazing
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artistik-ly-bent Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the black and white. Can I draw it? I am a graphite artist and would like your permission to draw this. The sky is exceptional. Give it some thought. Thanks
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artistik-ly-bent Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the black and white. Can I draw it? I am a graphite artist and would like your permission to draw this. The sky is exceptional. Give it some thought. Thanks
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XpiecemealX Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thats really wild looking. Never seen a photo of the Stonehenge that looks this way. Great shot. Is that snow on the ground?
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barART1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
wow this is an original piece, i like it :)
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:iconbarart1:
barART1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
now this is an original piece, i like it :)
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:icondsl86:
dsl86 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very slow shutter speed. What kind of ND filter did you use?
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:iconrythmship:
RythmshiP Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
a picture is worth a thousand words
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TinyDotSunGirl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so great..
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kirrien Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Wow. It's beautiful. I love your photos :tighthug:
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:iconanp080:
anp080 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011   Digital Artist
Beautiful composition
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:iconastroandre:
Astroandre Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!
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Nariane Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I've seen so many great shots of Stonehenge, but this is fantastic
very dreamy and mysterious!

Thank you!
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LynxKitteh Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Awesome effects :)
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Taiki-graphiste Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I like
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Liam515 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree with below! Easily the most striking picture of stone henge i have EVER seen!! And lord knows there are millions! Well Done!
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frenchfriar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is easily one of the most striking images I have seen of Stonehenge.
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tcvalerie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
I love the white "mist" surrounding the base of the stones. CAptured the moment so beautifully. Well done
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JoseMelim Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No doubt the best picture I've seen of this place. Surreal, beautiful, impressive. A wonderful sky where we can detect a nice slight clouds motion, a general beautiful IR effect which enlights the greens and darks the blues, and stands out the stones. The composition is great and the monochrome option is one of the photo values, too. Congrats for this amazing work.
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MichiLauke Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations for the

:star: :star: :trophy: 1ST PLACE :trophy: :star: :star: Best Infrared Photo of the Year 2010:star: :star: :trophy: 1ST PLACE :trophy: :star: :star:

suggested and voted by members of #r72 -->> [link]
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xMEGALOPOLISx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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irishmuse Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Very ethereal; this photo completely captures the location.
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