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Stonehenge Sky by Foxfires Stonehenge Sky by Foxfires
The clouds above Stonehenge that day were incredible. They seemed to be floating so close, and when I saw the swirl forming above the stones, I positioned myself to get this shot.

Turned the shot black and white, with some minor tweaking to allow the details in the clouds to be seen. Other than that, that is how the clouds naturally formed. Talk about awe inspiring!
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Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
It's so mystic in b&w... :D
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adimus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
...this is the kind of shot I never would have expected to exist. I'm still amazed that it does.
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razordeck Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
great light again. you moved around the world !
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Pkettu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Fantastic picture from one of the most fantastic historical sites.
B&W really works on this.
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Nikaleena Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Professional General Artist
Creepy pic, but wonderful turn out! I only wish it had been in color! That's an intense shot. Very well done.
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll be posting a color shot of it too, soon. ;) It's always hard to decide which one to use here. lol
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Nikaleena Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Professional General Artist
Alright good, I'll b lookin 4ward 2 it!
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annun Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Man, I can only wish the sky had been like this when I was there. :(

Great picture, if a little blurry.

And visit Avebury, it's not far from Stonehenge and offers some fantastic views.

Keep it up!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! We actually did go to Avebury, as well as Glastonbury Tor. We weren't able to stay in Avebury long enough to really explore it the way I wanted to... but Glastonbury Tor was awesome. Will post some pictures of that eventually too. :)
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annun Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
I am looking forward to those (Glastonbury is Terra Incognita for me :( )! I am actually begining to be quite interested in your trip, because I was in England last month for three weeks and travelled all around the south-eastern part (Dover - Brighton - Portsmouth - Oxford - Stratford-Upon-Avon - Norwich - Ipswitch - Canterbury and all the places around and between) so it would be interesting to compare our experiences.

And you are very welcome for the comment, no thanks necessary.
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Cool coincedence! Our route was: London - Stratford-upon-Avon - Warwick - York - Whitby, with day trips to Bath, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, The Cotswolds, and Windsor.

I'm going to be posting a trip journal here, which covers a number of the days we spent exploring around. :) What did you think of Stratford??
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annun Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Well, I spent three day there, but unfortunately had to fight some unpleasant health problems, so I did not enjoy it as much as I could. It was also the worst weather during the whole trip (we only had rain three times, but two of those it was in Stratford). But still, it was great to see the great poet's birthplace (I had quite a discussion with the guide in the church where he is buried) and to walk the streets he walked back then.

I really wanted to go and see a play in the theatre, but they were all full (they only had the "reduced view" seats, which were both expensive and crap :) ), so bad luck. :(

My best places to see in England would be Rye (for the sheer medieval beaty of the town), Avebury (I love that place), Oxford (many friends there :) ), Ridgeway (the most peaceful place ever), Broadway (probably the most beautiful town), Sheffield Park Gardens and the Herstmonceaux Castle + Gardens (I have a thing for castles :) ).

We generally avoided both big cities and main roads and sticked to the countryside and that was the best decision ever, because english countryside is oh so beautiful. I would move there if I could. :(
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you were still able to enjoy Stratford somewhat, even though it sounds like you had every reason not to as far as weather and health goes! It was beautiful and sunny when we were there, and like you said - so amazing to wander through the streets that were familiar to Shakespeare. We spent a lot of time in the Trinity Church graveyard, it just was so amazing to see those old headstones. So peaceful by the river with the swans drifting by too. Very inspiring to actually see his grave. So strange to stand there and know all the history surrounding him.

We didn't get to see any of the plays there either. :(

We almost went to Rye - I bet it was wonderful! And good decision about the big cities and main roads. We spent 10 days in London, and while it was awesome... and we saw so much history there, the countryside was truly the best. Since it was my husband's first time out of the USA, we both wanted to spend time in London - but if we get back to England again, we're sticking strictly to the countryside - and the castles (which we love too ;) ).

York was actually a very cool city though. It was amazing how much of it's medieval history was still present. The buildings and cobble streets were fantastic. It was like taking the best of London, without so much of the modern stuff, and packing it into a smaller, more 'laid back' city.

Whitby, on the ocean - ohhh that was so fantastic. :) Abbey ruins high up on the ocean cliff. So beautiful.

We took 3000+ pictures on our trip. LOL Thank goodness we had a digital camera.
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annun Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Rye is THE place to go if you are into small medieval town.

I have been to London before (once for a week, once for a mere day) and I don't like that city. It way too crowded, noisy and polluted for my taste. It's cool to see all those famous monuments, but once is enough for me. :)

The cliffs of Dover and then the Seven Sisters (which are also on the southern beach, west of Hastings if I am not mistaken) are the places to see if you are into huge white cliffs. And I loved the beach in Sheringham (that's north of Norwich).

The thing about England in general is that it breathes history. It's so full of traditions, monuments and historical places it's almost magical (also, old people are everywhere :) ). It's amazing and depressing at the same time for me, because I live in a country with a very rich and colourful history that has seen much destruction during the years of socialism (many of our historical towns and monuments are in desolate condition).

PS: heh at the 3000+ pictures. :) We took around 400. I see I have a lot of work yet to be done... :)
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