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Isle of Skye, Scotland

HDR using Photomatix and Photoshop
Canon 40D with 10-22mm lens at 10mm
ISO 100 – f8 – 8 exposures at 2ev intervals between 1/2000 and 1/15 sec

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Anyone who is familiar with the Isle of Skye will have seen the famous rock pinnacle of The Old Man of Storr as they drive north from Portree. I have passed there many times but the mountain has always been shrouded in mist until our trip there last week when we had glorious weather for several days. On this particular morning we had parked the camper van at the foot of the mountain so that I could get up there for the sunrise. There is a ‘classic’ shot of the Old Man from a distance from this side but I wanted to get a more intimate view closer to the pinnacle and so chose this viewpoint which enabled me to include the rising sun. Quite pleased with the result which is quite different to other photos I have seen of the Old Man.


mountains, sunrise skye, sky, storr, scotland

Moved to the Isle of Lewis in the The Outer Hebrides off the north-west coast of Scotland in July 2010 with the aim of getting out and about with my camera. Hasn’t quite worked out that way as we’ve spent the past 18 months refurbishing our house but the opportunities will come.

Meanwhile I’ll be going through my collection to pick out some of those that have pleased me over the years.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    A stunning creation. A fave for sure.

  • ThisMoment
    ThisMomentover 1 year ago


  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 1 year ago

    12 April 2013

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 1 year ago

    Great Image. – Ted

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 1 year ago

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    What an impact this image has!Dramatic geology and glorious light and colour.

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Dramatic and beautiful, I would love to see this in real life

    Don’t forget the avatar challenge that is open now in Highlands Islands

  • jonxiv
    jonxivover 1 year ago

    Lovely work. Congrats on your features.

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