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28th April 2005 the windiness...
28-APR-2005

28th April 2005 the windiness...

Took a walk up to the stones this afternoon,
it was wild and wet.
I love this kind of windy weather,
and I was all wrapped up.
I stayed up there nearly an hour,
in the shelter of the biggest stone.
About 5000 years,
or nearly 200 generations ago,
a gang of about 90 people dragged pushed and levered this stone,
weighing 12 tons, into position.
These stones would mark the landscape indelibly,
a monument to the builders' beliefs.
Although these people are long gone,
their physical symbols still stand.

http://www.pbase.com/northstar37/stones

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Robert Charity27-May-2008 23:36
wonderful shot, v
Guest 27-Mar-2008 12:42
Great looking gallery...this is my absolute fav...just perfect!!! v
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography16-Oct-2007 18:42
beAUTIFUL
Guest 24-Feb-2007 19:51
Very nice shot!
Catherine_D13-Feb-2007 19:38
!! What an amazing landscape!!!v!
Richard Calmes28-Dec-2006 15:51
Beautiful light and Composition! V
Guest 08-Jun-2006 11:50
So beautiful! ~v~
Craig Persel05-Jun-2006 17:33
Beautiful.
Rob Oele28-May-2006 21:25
Hey, this one is taken at the same place as the picture you took on may 24, 2006. Unbelievable but this one is even better...! Voted.
Greetings, Rob
wernere0103-May-2006 19:34
vote, vote, vote. This is an all time favourite.
yippee200004-Jan-2006 19:48
I love the overall moodiness of this photo, tempered by the charming little curve in the road, and the touches of deep green in the grass. Very nice!!! I'd say it's one of my fave photoes ever!
Kelly Clark Moncure18-Sep-2005 02:38
yummy, once again this is outstanding. what amazing lighting and fog and I love the winding road. this looks like God's country!
Dan Chusid03-Sep-2005 04:06
Absolutely splendid...
and voted!
kimberly borchardt26-Jul-2005 06:41
I don't see the stone mentioned, but everything else is incredibly atmospheric!
Chris Sofopoulos05-Jun-2005 17:59
Beautiful atmosphere and great colours. Wonderful compo.
Barri Olson16-May-2005 23:44
A stunner!
virginiacoastline11-May-2005 00:48
you may have been having yukky weather but it sure gives you good shots =]
Michael Todd Thorpe10-May-2005 23:27
Beautiful... it looks like a painting, Northy.
Christina Craft10-May-2005 21:46
I can't get over the highlights in the wet soil. Perfection! Voted
Tor09-May-2005 17:02
Everything in this photo is beautiful. Perfect, Northstar.
Guest 05-May-2005 01:35
Very nice shot indeed
James Church04-May-2005 18:05
Wow - that was bad spelling :0)
James Church04-May-2005 18:05
eautiful exsposure, and great use of lines.
Ric Yates04-May-2005 14:52
Wonderful contrast with the light on the road and the dark in the sky. Great composition as well.
Gail Davison02-May-2005 16:43
What amazing light. Fantastic. Vote.
Shaun Lowe02-May-2005 05:49
Oh, the light!
Guest 01-May-2005 20:27
nice shot - love the moody cloud.
Guest 30-Apr-2005 22:53
this is one spectacular image!!!
Rene Hales30-Apr-2005 20:09
Thank you for sharing your feelings about being in this place. Both the words and image are beautiful to contemplate.--Rene
jude29-Apr-2005 21:38
Oh Andy.. this is a stunning photo.. should be framed adn sold at one of your stores.. seriously one of your best..
V
Chris29-Apr-2005 17:36
So rich. Every surface fighting to soak up every bit of available light
idle_hands29-Apr-2005 17:24
Mmmm, delicious!
Yvonne29-Apr-2005 13:00
Wow! What a landscape...looks pretty bleak up there in the north! Magnificent photo.
Johan Toll29-Apr-2005 06:27
Wow, this is beautiful!
Steven Jusczyk29-Apr-2005 06:03
Great shot. Love the lighting.
jypsee29-Apr-2005 04:35
So vivid that it has "feel" qualities.... good work all around.
JLphotos29-Apr-2005 03:18
Excellent image! I love the twisties.
Heavenly Perspective Photography29-Apr-2005 01:46
This is simply Stunning , looks like the opening of a movie ...takes my breath away , although I have asthma ..its still a compliment ..thanks so much for sharing ..and voted !
Mindy McNaugher29-Apr-2005 00:48
Gorgeous shot!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography28-Apr-2005 23:46
Great mood :)
joanteno28-Apr-2005 23:32
Wow!This is spectaclar shot of road leading to ominous skys..
Susanne28-Apr-2005 21:55
This looks like a oil painting. Great effect here and the subject in itself is truly wonderful. I love this scene very much. Voting.
Lee Kindness28-Apr-2005 21:37
Votey! The curve is great, and then the overcast cloud!
René Gysi28-Apr-2005 21:35
Interesting atmosphere. Very good composed.
Cheryl Hawkins28-Apr-2005 20:49
The beautiness!
Guest 28-Apr-2005 20:21
Nice shot!
Zak28-Apr-2005 19:35
beautiful indeed!
WHISTLING BADGER28-Apr-2005 19:22
The twistiness!

very nice comp Northy !
Antonis Sarantos28-Apr-2005 19:18
Very beautiful landscape! I really like this shining alley.
Coleen Perilloux Landry28-Apr-2005 19:10
The silvery road winding through all these great colors is breathtaking.
Autumn Sky28-Apr-2005 19:08
N*, wow! I'm not quite sure what you did here, but the post-processing is outstanding. Fabulous composition. (GMV)
Ray :)28-Apr-2005 19:06
GMV2
Chuck Inglefield28-Apr-2005 18:56
Wonderful composition.
Linda Mingay28-Apr-2005 18:34
just gorgeous!
Riversax28-Apr-2005 18:21
Beautiful picture! So luminous despite the cloudy wild weather - marvellous.
:-)
Gayle P. Clement28-Apr-2005 18:17
BTW, GMV.
Gayle P. Clement28-Apr-2005 18:16
Beautiful and very dramatic. I love the wet path and then the line in the field that lead us deep into the photo.
laine8228-Apr-2005 18:09
Dark & mysterious. I think spring has forgotten your part of the world Andy.