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Stonehenge Steven

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 7 October 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

While pulling over to have lunch, I couldn't help but notice what looked like facial features in the rock formation near a picnic area. Other tourists noticed it as well and when I asked the tour guide about it, she stated that she had never seen it before and doubted that it was recognized and named by the state park. I found that hard to believe since the face seemed so obvious.

The tour guide then asked me to name it. I couldn't think of a name and she suggested Stonehenge Steven. She then had me run up to the rock and pose with my find. When other photos were shot from the side, the facial formation took on the shape of a crescent moon.

Even the smaller rock formation to the right looks like half of a smiling face with squinted eyes.

Photo captured June 20, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/321 second F/8.0 ISO 100 66 mm

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Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

This is cool!

7 Oct 2011 6:24am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great find and story behind it.

7 Oct 2011 6:31am

Stefanie from Paris, France


7 Oct 2011 7:11am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent find.. and now it has a name.. nice to meet you :)

7 Oct 2011 7:37am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Impressive colors !

7 Oct 2011 7:48am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks like ancient man has left his mark!

7 Oct 2011 7:53am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I see a face! COOL!!!

7 Oct 2011 8:12am

tataray from france, France

Belles couleurs ... et impressionnante ressemblance.)

7 Oct 2011 8:32am

franz from Baden, Austria

indeed, it does look like jubba the hut (to me at least; maybe the park authorities had never heard about him ... ;-))

7 Oct 2011 9:13am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A great image and a very interesting story to this shot !

7 Oct 2011 10:07am

Yonatan from New York, United States

On what page of the next edition of Frommer's will I find directions to Stonehenge Steven?

7 Oct 2011 10:48am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Great place! Nice bright colors. I love the blue sky.

7 Oct 2011 11:28am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

The strange shapes do seem so very lifelike, and faces come into focus frequently
when the stars are aligned right, and our imagination takes us far away into a
strange domain, the man coming out of the rock almost seems incongruous, so
out of harmony, as if he is in a playpen, and yet the rocks seem petrified as they
lurk in wait, ready to take control once again.

7 Oct 2011 1:18pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A great find and truly fantastic landscape!

7 Oct 2011 1:20pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany


7 Oct 2011 3:50pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Super cool! Definitely a strong brow, nose, eye... a rock not to be messed with!

7 Oct 2011 4:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice shot of both Stevens. ;-)

7 Oct 2011 4:07pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Nice photo, well done:-))

7 Oct 2011 8:42pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It does look like a face! Beautiful color and a great portrait of both of you!

7 Oct 2011 8:50pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice. fine detail

7 Oct 2011 11:54pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Well, I must say that's a fantastic find, and you certainly deserved to have your photo with it. Next time you go, everybody will know who you are. ;-) I must say, I do quite like his hairdo! Wonderful find and shot Steven!

8 Oct 2011 12:55am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Cool photo! Great visualization. I see a mucho grande nose poking out of that formation.

8 Oct 2011 1:05am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

another superbly sharp and detailed photo!

8 Oct 2011 1:08am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Well, of course we can all 'see' this face, now that you have posed with it.
Hope the name sticks. Not everyone has monumental rocks named after them. Terrific.

8 Oct 2011 6:59am

Kala from United States

Now you mention it, I see the face. :^/

8 Oct 2011 7:49am

Visualaccent from somewhere in the, United States

Good finding Steven, congratulation!. I didn't see it.

8 Oct 2011 4:14pm

r from Los Angeles, United States

I think Steven needs to be in more of his creations. Great to see you, my friend.

8 Oct 2011 5:01pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

It really is....great find and capture!

9 Oct 2011 10:29pm

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

great storie, so you find an entrance in the hall of fame! ;-)
amazing whim of nature! suberb!

10 Oct 2011 12:08pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

How great to have your own rock formation named for you. It's good that you are in the shot to give perspective as to size. I can't really tell since you are so far away, but I think you both even have the same smile. ;-) But wait, I thought the same thing yesterday about the lizard. LOL

10 Oct 2011 1:46pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Super story! (I think it's smiling.)

11 Oct 2011 8:47pm