This rock reminded me of the stones of Avebury and other prehistoric sites I have visited in the past – although this one is most certainly a natural outcrop, rather than something deliberately placed. I did not get a chance to make a close examination of this rock, but it is on the edge of an area where ‘Cup and Ring’ marked stones are found.
For once, conditions gave me a nice raking light which helped to show the striations on the side of the rock.
‘aie ces suface délimité par les haies
They are unusual for the area, where dry stone walls tend to be the norm.
Excellent captured – it looks a bit “weird” maybe the top of an “iceberg”… 🙂
🙂 – ‘berg in a sea of green grass.
Lovely image Stephen…the light is always magical around Almscliffe Crag (err…it is Almscliffe, isn’t it)???
Aye – it be Almscliffe!
Close examination wouldn’t be easy. is that “keep out” that I see written on the side of the rock?
However, I’m sure some well placed flattery and grovelling would sort the problem. 😉
Awesome. I love when I see a rock discovered in a building project, and the builders decide to work around it. There’s a neighborhood near me that has boulders all around it because the builders just found them there.
Nature has an impeccable decorating eye.
Indeed. Why spend a fortune on ‘garden features’ when they are there as a natural occurrence.
I live the way the field is carved up into pieces behind the rock.
🙂 – The composition was a bit of a compromise. I wanted to show the divisions but also balance the rock using the tree.
I always try to put some sort of thought into my compositions, no matter what the subject or ultimate purpose of the image.
I particularly like the tree in the background. Couldn’t quite figure out the height of the “fence”, so the tree helped me decipher the size of the rock. Honestly, at first I thought it was only about two feet high! Looks like it is just waiting to be climbed.
🙂 – An alternative would have been a tree/fenceless picture, where deception was the name of the game. But whilst it occurred to me to take that approach, I preferred this one ( I could have done both but I was being mithered to get a move on!