..but the image is a bit over-processed, for my taste, or at least, the processing isn't conveying a clear emotional tone (which for me can justify any amount of processing).
Yes after reading Steve Gosling's piece
the other week, it put me in the mood to have a go at the dark and grungy style myself, with lots of grain and deep vignetting, but I realised half way through working on that particular version of the image, that it just wasn't my thing, so I started again and tried to be only a little bit leaning towards creating a darkness in the image, because the wind swept look of the shot and the dark menacing skies seemed to be saying that to me. Also I don't do B/W that often, but again this seemed to be how the scene made me feel. So I suppose I started processing the image going towards a preconceived idea based on Steve Gosling's work, but then ended up processing it to reflect my remembered emotions of when I was there.
the land impaled on
the dragon claw points
accusing the high heavens
obscured by cloudy cataract
slumbers under green.
Beautiful words, are they your own, I am mightily impressed
Beautiful, and this may be an odd question but have you ever encountered graffiti on standing stones? I haven't, just piles of rubbish around and muddy footfall.
There is no graffiti that I am aware of, anywhere on Skye or in the surrounding area where I live or on the nearby Islands, I am sure there must be somewhere, but we just don't get crime and vandalism etc up here, the locals laugh at me when I lock the car door, they don't even take the keys out of their cars, or lock their front doors or anything, no one has burglar alarms or security systems, it takes a bit of getting used to actually, coming from an inner city upbringing like we did.
Shark's fin ?!
Any shark in Scotland
You know what, that is exactly what I thought when I walked up to the stone circle and why this particular stone intrigued me so much, and perhaps is the same thing that the people who erected it all those thousands of years ago thought as well, as we do get Orca's around the Islands quite often, I know because I have seen them hunting - the Construction of these stone circles took place between 2900 and 2600 BC.Go here if you want to learn more
about these stones and the many stone circles in this area on the isles of Harris and Lewis. This stone forms part of Callanish II
stone circle, which is called Cnoc Ceann a' Ghàraidh
, but don't ask me to pronounce it, as the words written in Gaelic
, do not sound anything like they look, the letter 'd' for instance, has three different sounds depending on where in the word it is located, front, middle or back.