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Winter sunrise, the Old Man of Storr, Skye. by Justin Foulkes

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Winter sunrise, the Old Man of Storr, Skye. by 

Featured in: ‘Mountains in Time’ Group
Featured in: ‘A Wilderness Somewhere’ Group
Featured in: ‘Our Planets Scenery’ Group
Featured in: ‘Wide Angle Photography’ Group
Featured in: ‘Highlands and Islands’ Group
Winner of ‘A Wilderness Somewhere’ Group challenge

Nikon D700, several images stitched in Photoshop.

It was early December 2010 and I’d slept in the car, near the start of the walk. During the night the winds rose and stormy weather buffeted the car. When I woke, to fresh snowfall, it was dark and grey with more snow showers moving in.
However, I noticed a break in the cloud cover on the horizon, so with a surge of optimism, I trudged up the hill. The sun rose before I had reached the top so I captured this view on the way up. When I got to the top, the view of the Old Man was shrouded by the fast moving clouds and took some time before it cleared.
Little did I realise that the poor weather was just a taste of things to come. The next two weeks brought considerable snowfall and record breaking low temperatures.

If you’d like to see more of my images from that rather epic winter trip to the Highlands (or if you require a different size to what’s specified here), please visit my website at www.bananapancake.com. Alternatively, a similar image features in my ‘Wild Britain’ calendar.


The images herein do not belong in the public domain. All images are copyrighted to and owned by Banana Pancake Ltd and may not be copied, edited, published, uploaded or used for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise without the express written permission from the photographer, Justin Foulkes.
© Banana Pancake Ltd 2013. All rights reserved.


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Professional travel and landscape photographer, based in South Devon. A keen hiker and mountaineer, I love the outdoors, particularly the wilder places of the world.

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  • Michael Treloar
    Michael Treloarover 3 years ago

    A magnificent view.
    Great way to start the day.

  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookeover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Justin, so fresh and crisp :)

  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asherover 3 years ago

    Great panoramic mate :)

  • Alembic-Lynx
    Alembic-Lynxover 3 years ago

    beautiful shot /pano

  • lakemans
    lakemansover 3 years ago

    A real head turner of a shot. Its nice to see it in the snow, proper snow too…!
    Shot by many, but not like this, well done you. Great shot.

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneover 3 years ago

    Stunning work!!

  • Bill  Robinson
    Bill Robinsonover 3 years ago

    nicely done.

  • Dave Lawrance
    Dave Lawranceover 3 years ago

    Fantastic image Justin!

  • Mariann Kovats
    Mariann Kovatsover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture, congrats on your feature!

  • loiteke
    loitekealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Justin you won the first place in this challenge.

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