The Stonehenge picture was taken in September 2010 as part of a special tour to see the stones after hours. The tour I booked allowed people to venture into the stone circle and wander among these neolithic marvels, which seemed like a great idea at the time. But when we arrived I quickly realized that EVERYONE wanted to “wander among the stones” and take photo after photo after photo of themselves appearing with the stones, laying on the stones, hugging the stones, kissing the stones to ad nauseum.
The only way I could get any decent shot of Stonehenge was to wait until all of the tourists had returned to the bus. I almost missed my ride back to London to get this shot but it was certainly worth it and today is one of my best sellers.
And can you beat that sunset?
Almost every single day Stonehenge is a blur of driving wind and pounding rain but this evening was truly magical and even our tour guide remarked that it was one of the best evenings she had ever seen there, and she goes to Stonehenge several times a week! So I believe the photo brings a special positive energy to those who view it.
For this shot I took 3 bracketed images on a tripod and later fused them into an HDR image using Photomatix Pro.
(Source: Flickr / cali2ak)