Castlerigg Stone Circle

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Castlerigg Stone Circle. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

Continuing with the series from our visit to the lakes earlier this year, I’m finally sharing the wide view of Castlerigg Stone Circle that I mentioned a few months ago. It took me while to get the photo I had in mind, due to the number of tourists there. Not that it involved much effort. First I composed ignoring all the people in the shot, I set up filters and checked for exposure, and once I was happy I just waited for that moment when no-one was visible.

I like the result, though I think it will only find justice when printed large. In processing, I played a lot with different crops. A wider aspect ratio also works, but I felt it lost something with less sky in the frame. In this final version, there is a sense of space and tranquillity that one would otherwise not get.

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