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Split Stones Glenlyon | by angus clyne
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Split Stones Glenlyon

First blood.....


I have tried so many time to get this !


These stone are called the "Praying Hands of Mary".


I was told by an old bloke building a stone wall at the bottom of the hill that they are also called "Fiann's Arrow" I'm not sure about the spelling of the second name. There must be a gaelic name for them as well... ?


This is such a tricky place to photograph. In winter it's in the shadow of Ben Laws for most, if not all of the day. Even at this time of year there is very little light, two minutes after this the sun was down behind another hill behind me called "Creag nan Eildeag".


Thanks go to Ian Murray, a photographer I met in the early summer for putting me onto this place. I will be back again and again as I get to know the area better and will get much better shots than this.


I have spent hundreds of hours in Glenlyon with only a few shots to show for my time, it is such a difficult place to get anything at all, makes it all the more appealing !


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Taken on November 1, 2011