On an evening in late May 2009 the weather was fine for a tour out onto The Oa penninsula in the south of Islay.

Drive up from Port Ellen, past Kilnaughton Bay, over The Oa penninsula to the end of the single track road. Turn right, rather than continuing on to the American Cemetry and the Monument, along the track to the wee village of Lower Killeyan. Then take a walk over to view the spectacular cliffs and coastal scenery. The view over to bay towards The Rinns of Islay were breathtaking.

Location: Lower Killeyan, Islay, Scotland, UK
Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200mm.
As the angle of light was not quite right at the time of day, I did some post-pro with Photomatix, CS4 and NikColorEfex. I’d be interested in any critique on the treatment.

Featured in The Scots are Coming
Landscape Photography

15.09.2010, 100 views.


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100views, hebrides, islay, scotland, seascape, the oa

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Comments

  • FranEvans
    FranEvansabout 4 years ago

    Such beauty. It makes me want to live in a little croft there. (If it wasn’t so cold)!

  • Fran, thank you! It is a beautiful place and there were some crofts nearby. But it is definitely not so warm as where you live and much more isolated. Thanks for visiting! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you very much!

    – Kasia-D

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • Polly, thank you!

    – Kasia-D

  • Andrew Leighton
    Andrew Leightonabout 4 years ago

    That’s a real beauty Kasia! Your processing is just right, well done!

  • Andrew, thank you! I’m pleased the treatment seems to work. The problem was giving the dark cliffs enough light detail without overdoing the foreground. Cheers, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Mark Robson
    Mark Robsonabout 4 years ago

    Stunning view Kasia :))

  • Thanks, Mark. Glad you like it! It was a great place for walking and enjoying the views, especially in weather like that. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • pijinlane
    pijinlaneabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful view … stunning shot!

  • Jen, thank you!! I see it has been featured in “The Scots are Coming” – thank you very much!! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • DaveReed
    DaveReedabout 4 years ago

    An excellent composition Kasia . . a brilliant sky and nice detail on the rocks and grass :))

  • Dave, thank you! It was a lovely day and scenery:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Fiona MacNab
    Fiona MacNababout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot. Great lighting, and the sky stands out well too.

  • Fiona, thank you very much. I’m glad the lighting works naturally. I used a polarisation filter to bring up the sky. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • wildone
    wildoneabout 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you!

    – Kasia-D

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful landscape!

  • Veikko, thank you very much!

    – Kasia-D

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