Rainbow and Standing Stones at Calanais

by Kenty

Just after dawn on the Island of Lewis - Outer Hebrides. I had been photographing the stones against a reasonable dawn (June so it was about 4.00!)when there was a shower of rain with the sun out at the same time. And the end of the rainbow looked like it was over the stones. What Luck.
Uploaded28/02/2009 - 09:44
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/4
Focal Length18mm

Posted 28/02/2009 - 10:35 Link
Very interesting shot, the stones almost look like Gold with the early sun light. Great catch with the rainbow
Regards Huw

Posted 28/02/2009 - 10:45 Link
Stone circles seem to be all the rage. This is one of the most destinctive shots of Calanais that I have seen and of course the circle is a a few thousand years older than the Irish one.
Posted 28/02/2009 - 11:36 Link
As both an archaeologist and a photographer I love this photo. Just lovely. One or two dust spots on your sensor need cloning out though

Definitely one for the wall. Might also interest the tourist board too?
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Posted 28/02/2009 - 13:16 Link
I like the way you caught the light and rainbow over the stones.
Posted 28/02/2009 - 15:02 Link
As the lads have said above and I do like the combination of the light and the rainbow in the centre, gives that sort of mystique sort of feel. regards Ron

Posted 14/03/2009 - 14:54 Link
Very nice shot, the light on the stones is just great and the rainbow is just bonus

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