After a long absence from this site, I’m back – work has been all consuming with some very long days and very little time for photography – however, that is now changing…for the better!
The photographs here were taken a couple of weeks ago on a sunny Saturday – these are the Rollright Stones, near to Great Rollright, Oxfordshire – it comprises of three sets of stones: the Kings Men Stone Circle, the King Stone and the Whispering Knights.
The main photograph above is of the Kings Men Stone circle – a 30m circle of deeply pitted stones dating back to the late Neolithic period.
The photograph below is detail from the Whispering Knights – this is a nearby collection of stones that lean against each other behind metal railings – someone has started putting money into a natural bowl on one of the stones and clearly others have added to this – there is quite a collection here now! Not sure about the hair grips though…
Both of these photographs were taken with a Samsung NX300, a small mirrorless CSC camera – while the size is great, price is good, as is the adjustable rear display – the downside is that the front of the lens rotates when focusing – so difficult to use a polariser – I intend to get a Fuji X-E1 instead.
Still, these results are very good – low noise, high resolution (20Mp) – I have these shots edited in Lightroom 5 (updated to 5.6 now) – applying the usual settings and graduated filter to enhance sky with brush adjustments to improve specific areas
Rollright Stones: Samsung NX300; 1/320s;f/6.3@20mm (20-50mm; f/3.5-5.6; Stock lens); ISO100 – Handheld – Post processing in Lightroom 5.6
Money!: Samsung NX300; 1/500s;f/11@50mm (20-50mm; f/3.5-5.6; Stock lens); ISO100 – Handheld – Post processing in Lightroom 5.6