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Praying Hands of Mary, Scotland

Brian Barth

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My wife and I enjoyed a nice walk to a stone that is called Praying Hands of Mary, situated on a hill side in Glen Lyon (valley) somewhat near Bridge of Balgie, Scotland.
A description of how to get there can be found here:
Glen Lyon - Praying Hands of Mary

The small path from the parking lot follows the river Lyon over farmland with life stock and along a forrest until you reach a farm from which on you go uphill. This small winding path take you up to this lovely stone.
Its unusual V-shape can best be photographed uphill against the sun (best be there catching the evening sun) or downhill overlooking the Glen and the hills opposite. In my case there was a weather divide – it was raining on the other side.
As always – you have to be very lucky to get right light and weather.

So now:
Walking alongside the forrest
ILCE-6000    Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24 mm F1.8 ZA (SEL24F18Z)    24mm    f/8.0    1/90s    ISO 200


ILCE-6000    Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24 mm F1.8 ZA (SEL24F18Z)    24mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200


The Glen Lyon itself in the afternoon light
ILCE-6000    Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24 mm F1.8 ZA (SEL24F18Z)    24mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200


Another waterfall on the way uphill
ILCE-6000    Zeiss Touit 2.8/12    12mm    f/11.0    1/250s    ISO 200


View of the farm from which you venture uphill
ILCE-6000    Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24 mm F1.8 ZA (SEL24F18Z)    24mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 200


Some trees along the way towards the Praying Hands of Mary:
ILCE-6000    Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24 mm F1.8 ZA (SEL24F18Z)    24mm    f/11.0    1/350s    ISO 200


ILCE-6000    Zeiss Touit 2.8/12    12mm    f/11.0    1/350s    ISO 200


And finally the Praying Hands of Mary itself, what a joy:
ILCE-6000    Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24 mm F1.8 ZA (SEL24F18Z)    24mm    f/16.0    1/350s    ISO 200


ILCE-6000    Zeiss Touit 2.8/12    12mm    f/11.0    1/500s    ISO 200
 
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WNG

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What a beautiful day to be out in such beautiful countryside! Envious of all that green!
 

Brian Barth

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Lovely images but, IMO, it takes a bit of imagination to see that stone outcropping as a pair of hands.
You‘re right, but you have to admit that it sounds better than „strangely formed stone in the middle of nowhere“.
And the moment was breathtaking so I guess that special name is well deserved...
 

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A really nice set of one of the most beautiful Glens here in Scotland.
The last time I was there was to climb the 2 Loch an Daimh Munros.
Need to have a revisit sometime soon ;)
 
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