Photo of the Day Contest
101 by Nigel Finn
Wednesday, 28th March 2007


by Nigel Finn

Estimated at around 6000 years old, these 3 stones are all that remains of a larger circle, beleieved to be part of an ancient fertility ritual, whereby the young female would be passed through the circle 9 times. At certain times, these 3 stones are also in perfect alignment with the rising moon. Cornwall, England.
Equipment: Olympus C4000Z
Nigel Finn
Born and bred in the south of England, I am a keen amateur photographer, currently taking an opportunity to retrain myself from scratch. I only have use of a compact digital camera, but with a reasonable amount of manual control I try to get the best out of it and myself. My preferred subjects are landscapes, particularly the diversity of the countryside on my doorstep. I always welcome contructive criticism and appreciate any time people take to view my images and make their comments.

101 by Nigel Finn was photo of the day on Wednesday, 28th March 2007. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


Don Radcliffe=Chicago

28th March 2007 at 7:29 am

Nigel-Your excellent photo is enhanced by the
brief but interesting summary of its significane.
Your explanation should be a model for other pix
on EarthShots. Nice job.

Doug Anderson

28th March 2007 at 8:19 am

Great photo, Nigel!


28th March 2007 at 3:16 pm

Nigel – excellent composition with strong colours and fine pov. Great thought process leading the eye from the grass to the stones and finally the blue sky. although it appears some PS work might have been done on the sky. overall beautifully captured with your digital compact. TFS

28th March 2007 at 10:32 pm

Deep, rich colors. Nice job, Nigel!


21st August 2007 at 11:23 am

I just happened on this site – ten to one I love the photograph.


29th January 2008 at 10:01 pm

Excellent picture. I love Cornwall.


28th March 2008 at 11:52 am

You have surely made good use of a compact camera here.I always advocate that it is the photographer with an eye and a skill that will create the best photos. Well done this is a nice image. Good subject and thank you for the history and biography.


3rd April 2008 at 7:19 am

They could be a part of an ancient observatory. a la Stone Henge.

Peter Cooney

4th May 2008 at 9:50 pm

How thoughtful of those people, knowing you would need some subject matter, very mystical!

Peter Cooney

4th May 2008 at 9:51 pm

Oh and you took the shot on my B’day o>o


28th March 2009 at 11:36 am

Very clever!


6th September 2009 at 5:27 pm

very interesting shot! :)


1st October 2009 at 7:53 am

Great shot and on my list of places to visit.

29th March 2010 at 1:26 pm

Nice shot!


22nd May 2010 at 9:58 pm

I love this shot! I wish I could take pictures this good. Maybe I should get a better camera…

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