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Stonehenge – Sun and Shadows

Summer solstice – occurring on June 20 this year – is a special day at Stonehenge, which is a World Heritage listed prehistoric site located in Wiltshire, England. The bluestone and sarsen stones, quarried in southern Wales and a more local site, were erected in several stages, beginning around 3000 BC. The stones are aligned at a specific angle that permits the rising sun’s rays to shine into the centre of the monument on one morning of the year – the summer solstice.

The following images were shot on a frosty morning in late April this year. The sky was crystal clear, enabling the full effects of the sun and shadows on the Salisbury Plain.

stonehenge circle sun 1 cw
Stonehenge circle sunlight 1
stonehenge circle sun 2 cw
Stonehenge circle sunlight 2
stonehenge circle sun 3 cw
Stonehenge circle sunlight 3
stone and sky 1 cw
good morning sunshine
stonehenge circle shadow 1 cw
Stonehenge circle shadow 1
stonehenge circle shadow 2 cw
Stonehenge circle shadow 2
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