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Tomnaverie Stone Circle

First post for a first time Olympus user.
Took my E-M1 out for the first time yesterday

The Tomnaverie Stone Circle stands on a hilltop about 3/4 mile from the village of Tarland in Aberdeenshire.
It is one of the 99 definite or probable "recumbent" Stone Circles in NE Scotland.
Called "recumbent" because the largest stone was laid in a horizontal position

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Tomnaverie Stone Circle by mike.stephen99, on Flickr
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Re: Tomnaverie Stone Circle

That's a rather splendid stone circle and not one of which I was aware. Ideal light for it too, and a superb sky.
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Re: Tomnaverie Stone Circle

Lovely photo, and a great sky.
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Re: Tomnaverie Stone Circle

Thanks Guys
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Re: Tomnaverie Stone Circle

I like stone circles and I like this shot of one. Well done.
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Re: Tomnaverie Stone Circle

Ooh, big sky! Lovely. Surprised you're not under a foot of snow, though.

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Re: Tomnaverie Stone Circle

What a first post, lovely shot. You are going to make me want one of those lenses if you keep this up.
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Re: Tomnaverie Stone Circle

A nice day well captured, fine sky. A quiet monument.
I was recently working here as about 100m away on the southwest side of the hill is an old ROC observation post, which as it is within the guardianship area of Historic Scotland, is also being cared for. A somewhat ironic juxtaposition. Sadly my pictures were taken on a different camera and now have a crown copyright attached.
If you stand in the middle of the circle and look over the recumbent stone Lochnagar is beautifully framed and I don't think it is accidental either.
Another wild theory, mine, is that the stone circle is on a small hill almost exactly in the centre of a large circle of hills. Using Google terrain shows that this feature is unique in the northeast of Scotland and defies the lie of the land. I have wondered if this is the remnant of a long past meteor strike. And no I've not had too many single malts.
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Re: Tomnaverie Stone Circle

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Ooh, big sky! Lovely. Surprised you're not under a foot of snow, though.

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We've had next to no snow at all this year
In fact I heard that Aberdeen was in the top 5 Sunniest spots in the UK this Winter

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A nice day well captured, fine sky. A quiet monument.
I was recently working here as about 100m away on the southwest side of the hill is an old ROC observation post, which as it is within the guardianship area of Historic Scotland, is also being cared for. A somewhat ironic juxtaposition. Sadly my pictures were taken on a different camera and now have a crown copyright attached.
If you stand in the middle of the circle and look over the recumbent stone Lochnagar is beautifully framed and I don't think it is accidental either.
Another wild theory, mine, is that the stone circle is on a small hill almost exactly in the centre of a large circle of hills. Using Google terrain shows that this feature is unique in the northeast of Scotland and defies the lie of the land. I have wondered if this is the remnant of a long past meteor strike. And no I've not had too many single malts.
Thanks for the info Wanderer
Very interesting
Heres another couple of shots from the day that might interest you.
You can just about make out Lochnagar behind the Recumbent Stone. I was shooting into the light so had to create an HDR image

R.O.C. Bunker, Tomnaverie by mike.stephen99, on Flickr

Tomnaverie Stone Circle by mike.stephen99, on Flickr
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Re: Tomnaverie Stone Circle

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What a first post, lovely shot. You are going to make me want one of those lenses if you keep this up.
Thanks Phill
First impressions of this lens is that its light, small and produces more than acceptable images.
I normally add a High Pass filter in Post Production to sharpen things up a wee bit but I've noticed that my images look a tad oversharpened.
I tried a wee experiment posting an unsharpened Jpeg and that looks fine.
I'm thinking this could be down to the quality of the lens + camera combination or Flickr adding sharpening at the posting stage.

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