Badbury Rings, the beech avenue and beyond from the air

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Comments (10)

Nick Weall on May 3, 2009

Wow that is the way to do it Graham ~~ I love it ~ a Golden Star for this wonderful view of one of my boyhood play places on rare occasions ~~ Thank you so much and bravo ~~ Ciao nick

Graham Hobbs on May 3, 2009

I so much wanted to get something of the avenue from the air Nick, having snapped it every which way from the ground, but it needed something like Badbury rings to make it of something more than personal interest - again, we were in Bournemouth airspace, so we had to plot a straight course and couldn't circle - the pilot banked for me to get one shot over his shoulder through the back window, and praise God it was sharp !!


Tom Lussier Photogra… on May 4, 2009

A great aerial series Graham. We've seen this feature before but this really shows it's characteristics well. And your yellow rape seed fields add a brilliance of contrast to the shot. Well done.

Best regards, Tom

Graham Hobbs on May 4, 2009

the line of trees behind badbury rings is part of my beech avenue, Tom - which os what I was realy after, but as i said to Nick, the rings make the picture (along with a lot of quick reactions and luck ;) )

Most of all, it was fun, though - and i was really happy with results like this.

Thanks again


roma_volzskij on January 17, 2010

Fly so High as an Eagle in the Sky!!!!!!!!

Graham Hobbs on January 19, 2010

I think perhaps that Badbury rings would be a perilous place to alight, Roma...


roma_volzskij on January 19, 2010

Is it Graham?I do not know!I hope that this year I can see Badbury rings with my eyes and tell You about...:)

Graham Hobbs on January 20, 2010

I can't find the word I want Roma - but it seems a place more suited to crows than eagles to me...


klaus040-panoramio s… on May 7, 2010

Very interesting landscape, Graham. What is it, an old fort? And then I saw the mysterious sighns in the Google map. A prehistoric site as Stonhenge?

Greetings from Hamburg, Klaus

Graham Hobbs on May 9, 2010

It's a bit later than Stonehenge Klaus - it's iron-age - what the call a hill fort - Dorset is full of them - I think they were intended as defensible strongholds that the locals could withdraw to when under threat - thanks for the visit and comments :)


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