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Giant's Ring

Giant's Ring
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L
Exposure: 30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-24 15:17
Viewed: 5889
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Take care

The Giant's Ring, a massive circle of megaliths covering ten acres with a dolmen at its center just on the outskirts of Belfast is one of the most striking prehistoric monuments in Ireland.

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Merry Christmas Steve!
What a great image for Christmas eve, very nice work.
And thanx for the "Warm this winter" tunes, not the usual holiday fare :)
Best wishes to you & your family mf.

Hi Stephen
Excellent capture of this male Whinchat with good pose and composition, sharp details and bright natural colours.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-12-24 21:37]

A striking scene with amazing light and colors, Steve.
A wonderful composition with that big purple sky.
Happy holidays to you and your family.
Best regards,

Beautiful light in this shot Steve.
Was this from a fixed 'tourist' light ?
The exposure is great anyway.
Nice details and tones.

Merry Christmas to you, i just love this image which is filled with technical brilliance, the lighting is amazing and its magical
Goutham R

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-25 7:46]

Hello Stephen,
A fantastic photo in wonderful light and colours. Every details is very beautiful. Excellent composition.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-12-26 3:21]

Merry Christmas Steve!

As always perfect place for perfect photographer :-) I love three planes of your picture - sky full of stars, yellow horizen and stones on FG. Masterpiece.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-28 10:54]

Hi Stephen

I don't always spot your photos in the gallery but when I do I am always so impressed. Your exposure and control of the lighting are both wonderful. I love the details from the subject in the FG to the tree silhouetted against the colourful sky in the BG



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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-28 14:16]

Hi Stephen,
this is a superb shot!
Great composition.
Superb FG interest.
Very good DOF.

I hope you had a great Christmas!


I like this shot, particularly because it's unique. I like the contrast between the cool light and the warm light. Nicely done.


Amazing colours and lighting in this photo. Great work. I would have prefered it if the stones had been a bit lower so as not to touch the horizon. I wouldn't normally notice, but you've managed such a graphique image with very few elements. really like it though

Hi Stephen,

Beautiful night image and nicely composed. I like the silhouette of tree with wonderful yellow/orenge colour BG.Very good exposure and light.


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  • hains Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 12] (959)
  • [2009-03-03 23:52]

Hi Stephen

I wish you a very good year 2009

I like the gradient with the stars and trees at horizon. The stones still there since longtime to wish a happy moments.


Hello Stephen,

A fine image, masterful use of light and a perfect composition. What is the source of the foreground light?


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