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Stonehenge

Abbey Square
Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7ES, United Kingdom

Google Maps Location: http://goo.gl/FcrjX

Funny story behind this shot. My British friend, my US photographer friend and I were traveling from Bath to see Stonehenge. We arrived about 2 hours before it closed and found out some rich group of people had rented out Stonehenge for the remainder of opening hours. They were able to walk amongst the stones, getting right up next to them. Relinquishing the fact that I would not be able to get close to them, I figured out another composition for my shot. Waiting for close to an hour for those annoying people to clear the grounds, I stood with my camera propped above my head on the top of the chain link fence. I wasn't even looking through the viewfinder and clicked off a bunch of shots. The results I got were amazing and I actually like the distance they are in the shot. Massive behemoth giants of rocks but framed so small and delicately on a beautiful green field, surrounded by an amazing blue sky and puffy clouds.

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