Winter Solstice


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Thought we'd skip the crowds and go a day early since the weather was so lovely. We have never been to Stonehenge before and did not expect the immense visual impact the sun shining between the monoliths has on the site. It's breathtaking. It's not often that I'd rather admire than take shots. That said, it was safer to look at through the camera's Live View ! Prefer it full size but alas, the forum prefers it smaller
20/12/2016 - 21:56Mag07
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/30
Aperturef/22
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length15mm
Views/Likes92/4

alfpics

Link Posted 20/12/2016 - 22:21
It's a spectacular place and this is a good image!
Andy

davidwozhere

Link Posted 20/12/2016 - 23:27
Great idea to cheat the crowds and the result is spectacular!
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corkyboy

Link Posted 21/12/2016 - 02:26
Great picture .

BrianN

Link Posted 21/12/2016 - 09:13
Love the stretched look to the sky Mags. Great shot.
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nocturnal

Link Posted 21/12/2016 - 09:21
Could be a prog rock LP cover

What is the f value? f22 and f8.9 are reported? Is f22 the max aperture of the lens?
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davidtrout

Link Posted 21/12/2016 - 09:57
This has the wow factor. The beautiful subdued green of the ground has been kept to a minimum to maximise the effect of that wonderful sky. Love the starburst through the stones.
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Nigelk

Link Posted 21/12/2016 - 10:20
Poignant and a lovely shot.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 21/12/2016 - 10:22
alfpics wrote:
It's a spectacular place and this is a good image!

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tommyt

Link Posted 21/12/2016 - 16:32
Super shot..

Mag07

Link Posted 21/12/2016 - 17:16
Thank you all for your kind comments. I didn't even plan using the ultrawide on this but got frustrated trying to get anything usable (not a shapeless blob pretending to be a star) from the sun with the kit lens

The aperture was at f22; never quite figure out what the other value listed in the exif ever means to be; and I believe that is the max aperture of the Irix 15mm 2.4 which was used. It flares horribly if the sun is in the center of the frame, so the photo was composed with that and the awesome sky in mind.
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Wildwood512

Link Posted 21/12/2016 - 17:19
Stunning in so many ways. Love the starburst and the glow in the clouds.
Impressed Mags with your get up and go approach to photography!
Cheers...Donna 😊
Last Edited by Wildwood512 on 21/12/2016 - 17:24

Mag07

Link Posted 21/12/2016 - 18:22
Thank you, Donna. I'm at a very comfortable time in life - enough money to support a hobby, enough time to devote to it and a very accommodating other half. Anyone in my place would make their best out of it. Life is a bumpy ride; after a few you learn to appreciate everything good that comes your way, and every opportunity becomes worthwhile exploring. Carpe diem...
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Last Edited by Mag07 on 21/12/2016 - 18:23

autumnlight

Link Posted 22/12/2016 - 00:40
Right place, right time, excellent photographer, this is a wonderful shot!
Kind regards Maria

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Mag07

Link Posted 22/12/2016 - 19:19
Thank you, Maria Much appreciated, as always.
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 10/01/2017 - 22:29
As above... one for the wall, I think...

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Mag07

Link Posted 11/01/2017 - 21:52
Cheers William
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