THIS CAUGHT MY EYE BECAUSE THE ROCK LOOKS LIKE IT IS GOING TO SHOOT OUP IN THE AIR LIKE A ROCKET BECAUSE OF THE SUN CASTING LIGHT ON IT.VERY EXCITING PHOTO.
Ready for practicing old rituals...cool!
Striking and majestic! You can literally feel the enormous span of time involved in this photo. Reminds me a little of the movie, 2001, A Space Odyssey! I really love this picture in every way.
The Stones of Stenness.
It appears that the location of the monoliths provides a navigational touchstone for nearly all of both Lock Stenness and Lock Harray. The relative position and orientation of the distinctive top shape make them identifiable as a navigational aid. Did they have this technology too?
@ht may Yes, they did. It was linked via satellite, a crude but highly sophisticated hammer throw launched in low orbit.
By the by, my ancestors are from the Orkneys, so I should know...
Great work. The lighting is magical of course outlining the obelisk. Cool. Love the colors and the deep shadow. Thanks for sharing and congrats. Cheers.
We driven to the very tip of northern Scotland but haven't visited the Orkney Islands. Your photo and story made us add this to the list. Thank you.
Sentinels to a bygone age still standing strong today. A great sun lit photograph that is worth looking at, and caught at just the right time. j.e.s..........
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