The Standing Stone at Craddockstown, Kildare was my very first Neolithic monument to capture way back in 2012. I distinctly remember making my way across the field to get to it and the sense of excitement i felt. I always find these ancient monuments tend to alter my frame of mind (in a good way) when I visit them. Little is known as to their purpose but they tend to date back to at least the bronze age or even older. Some are said to be over several thousand years old. Many believe that they served numerous purposes throughout the ages. Such as burial markers, boundaries, travel routes etc. Some even believe that they were places of ritual for our ancestors in pre history. A druid friend of mine once told be that they were to harness or balance the natural energy of the land similar to how acupuncture works.
Looking back, the original image was not great, it had a dull sky with little contrast, so I wanted to see how far I could push it. You can see the original images and post HERE. After converting to mono and adjusting some sliders I used a simple technique for creating a white vignette. I have used this once or twice before and prefer it to the way I used to create them using the ‘lense correction tool’. So that’s it for this weeks Re-work, I hope you enjoyed it. As always any thoughts or comments you may have would be greatly appreciated.