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East Kennett

Long Barrow

East Kennett (Long Barrow) by GLADMAN The massive long barrow is subsumed within the copse of trees.. with a fine cloudscape towering above.
GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
31st July 2010ce
Edited 16th January 2016ce
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Comments (4)

Needless to say, I love this set of photos Gladman; the sky/cloudscapes out there are what draws me back, though will wait for a quiet day to have my 'lammas-wander-about'. tjj Posted by tjj
31st July 2010ce
Like TJJ, I think the fortunate thing about a lot of the prehistoric sites of Wiltshire is that they lie amongst the downs, which help create these cloudscapes. I find clouds can create a sense of great atmosphere to a place.
Your photos of Yarnbury and your other recent photos have a similar feel. I've mentioned the sky a lot in my own Wiltshire image posts. It's got to be a day when the cloud galleons are riding across the sea of blue sky, creating a patchwork of sun across the landscape.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
31st July 2010ce
As you'd guess, I agree. Clouds bring life to the Earth - occasionally death as well, I suppose - and life to any attempt to capture a 'feeling' on film. Hark at me... 'film'... still struggling with this digital lark, I'm afraid. The dullness of images without a proper sky tells its own story, I guess. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
31st July 2010ce
All your lovely photos of the barrow brought back memories of walking up a couple of years ago in August, the wheat had been cut that time and the village and Silbury nestled so neatly in the landscape. I see the dead thorn is still there, so stark and bleak in winter when the wind cuts across the downs.
EKLB is magnificent, even under its cover of trees....
moss Posted by moss
1st August 2010ce
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