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Giant's Ring, Belfast Sunset 2 by Gerard1972 Giant's Ring, Belfast Sunset 2 by Gerard1972
The Giant's Ring in Belfast, Northern Ireland is an ancient henge. Situated near Shaw's Bridge, south of the city, the standing stone monument is surrounded by a circular earth bank, 200 metres in diameter and 4 metres high.

On an evening in August, the light is fading as the sun sets on a fine summer day. In the background is the near circular-looking tree which features in many of my shots of the henge.

I have warmed the sky colours up a little in post processing.

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AlysL Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
This is beautiful. Great balance of the henge and the tree. I didn't get to visit this henge when I was in Northern Ireland last month. I did make it to Carrowmore, but haven't posted any pic of it up yet! Didn't have a lot of time to get the "right" shot - that's what I get for traveling with a group that doesn't have the same interests as me! I also visited a site in Scotland - Clava Cairn that was pretty amazing too...probably because I hiked to it from Culloden and had then entire site to myself!
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bebphoebe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here->Fiery afternoon
Thank you so much!!!
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KyleLemon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like every part of this photo :)
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serel Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I couldn't resist, this one is also featured in the news article: Irish Landscapes
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Gerard1972 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Thanks very much for including this in your feature :)
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CherrySmoothie Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! Very well done!
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Gerard1972 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Thank you!
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Vejuel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Photographer
the sky is amazing!
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:icongerard1972:
Gerard1972 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Thanks very much :)
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KuekenEnelya Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
wow! the light is perfect.
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Gerard1972 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Thanks! :)
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AndySfd Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great picture
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Gerard1972 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Thank you!
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sonakshinathak Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
:)
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WilderThanJupiter Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous, breath taking, Awesome picture! ^^
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured in news article: [link]
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TaNgeriNegreeN1986 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Hey :wave:

I have featured you here [link] and also here [link] :party:

Thank you for your wonderful work :D
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RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010   Digital Artist
I like the sky colors and the tree and rock structure there. Good work.
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basca666 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010   Photographer
Awesome awesome awesome shot!!!!
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Graphic-Styles Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
great colours! There could be a little more saturation...
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FurImmerUndEwig Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this picture is just brilliant :wow: ! the color retouch of the sky is absolutely perfect and gives a little something to the entire image!
as well as the positioning of the photo !
great, nicely done! :clap::clap::clap:
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TheRedLightning Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the sky here, feels so soft and beautiful
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Anne-Cathy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
great shot :D
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:iconmotrav:
motrav Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice photo!
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jebus139 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
Beautiful sky!
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jimmy-the-squirell Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
makes me want to go there... great pic. :)
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veraleee Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student Photographer
beautiful!!!!!
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TaleOfLostInk Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
what a great sky!!
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soldadoxsolitario Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
beautiful view!
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MrGreenankle Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Beautiful lightnign!
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AlyyBabii954 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Writer
This shot is magnifique :D The colours in the sky are beautiful.
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intendingtoburn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
brilliant shot
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AshleyStewart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful :heart: I adore the colors! :love: Wonderful shot!
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Jayelless Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous colours! Nice work!
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Sandrahm Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great colours and composition , congratulations :)
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JohnReynolds Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Wonderful!
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:iconpierrerodriguez:
PierreRodriguez Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful :)

Pierre
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KitzKlikz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
awesome shot.. :) nice lighting
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MyRightBrain Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student General Artist
really beautiful :heart:
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
fantastic atmosphere to it. that's a great monument indeed.
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WeHaveAllOfTheSky Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
lovely :3
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coconutniangao Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
gorgeous sunset @w@b
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ladyzafiro Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i want to go there ^^
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raitenchou Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Nice one!
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thedon76 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this.
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justeline Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful! :thumbsup:
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SewerRar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice image! Really great composition, colours and light!
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OursonMagique Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Very nice shot. =D
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DreamOfWaking Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible capture! Everything fits so perfectly into this photograph--very harmonious.
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Ithiliendude Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a beautiful capture!! I love the big rock in the foreground contrasted with the little tree in the background. The colours are simply gorgeous! =D
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