A November afternoon at the Callanish stone circle
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The summer months see the vast majority of Lewis visitors but a few brave souls make the journey outside of the main holiday and tourist season and they usually find that there is lots to see and the light, countryside and weather can be spectacular. Lewis tends to be quite windy in the winter months, though as with everywhere there are always those amazing frosty and flat calm days, and this means that the weather tends to be quite fast moving.
Over the weekend (16th November) Dollanna, your host at Dollag's Cottage, was down at the Callanish visitors centre for some lunch and had some tasty soup followed by a quick walk up to see the stone circile. The stone circle at Callanish attracts many visitors to the area from across the world and while most only see it for a few hours on a summer day the lighting is often much better and more interesting on an Autumn, Winter or Spring day. Also outside of the main tourist season the visitor is likely to have the stones to themselves. With this in mind if you want to see the stones at Callanish it really is worth considering coming to Lewis outside of the main tourist season. The days will be shorter but you will find plenty to do and the rapidly changing light and weather will make for some great photo opportunities.
Here are a few photos taken on Saturday at the main Callanish stone circle with a little pocket "point and shoot" camera and given a little bit of high dynamic range processing just to inspire those interested in the stones, and maybe to encourage you to come and see us in the winter:




Dollag's Cottage @ 7 South Shawbost
The West Row at Callanish Stone Circle
View across the loch from Callanish Stone Circle
A single stone at Callanish Stone Circle
The Callanish stones visitor centre
The West Row at Callanish Stone Circle
Panorama of the West Row at Callanish Stone Circle