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sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 05, 2016
Stunning shot!
KCLEE827
 
KCLEE827 February 05, 2016
Amazing!
24youPhotography
 
24youPhotography February 06, 2016
Beauty!
TinaSuz PRO+
 
TinaSuz February 11, 2016
Skye is heaven, absolutely. Sadly, my body just wouldn't let me get this close to the Old Man to get anything close to this beautiful show.
swavzmarlicki PRO
 
swavzmarlicki February 16, 2016
Love it...
AlgisKemezys
 
AlgisKemezys February 28, 2016
the set of Promethius
ashleysowter
 
ashleysowter March 04, 2016
Wonderful landscape Derek. Amazing colour, detail and depth.
Ingleman
 
Ingleman March 29, 2016
Been there, done that. My holiday snaps don't compare. This is an extraordinary image depicting an extraordinary landscape. Well done.
umashika
 
umashika April 17, 2016
Nice shot, Beautful
fayeostryzniuk
 
fayeostryzniuk April 19, 2016
I lived on Skye for 6 months! There is nothing like it. Beautifully captured.
aspire
 
aspire May 05, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
aspire
 
aspire May 05, 2016
cant take my eyes off it,stunning
Manoel
 
Manoel May 21, 2016
Simply perfect shot! It makes me remember "The Lord of The Rings" scenes... Congrats!!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 July 14, 2016
Stunning capture...congrats on this Finalist win and all others!
ronsmith PRO
 
ronsmith July 14, 2016
Great shot
PaddieGB
 
PaddieGB July 25, 2016
Fantastic shot!
whitperry PRO+
 
whitperry August 29, 2016
On my bucket list, if I ever get back to the Isle of Skye. How challenging was the hike to this vantage point? Can you drive part of the way up there? Great shot!!!
derekgalon
derekgalon August 30, 2016
You need to walk from main road and parking area. but it is not particularly challenging. It can take one hour of slow walk. First part of hike is perhaps most steep, then it is just a nice hike.
carlgustaw
 
carlgustaw August 30, 2016
Great composition. Wish we had made it to the side you took your image from
CharlieV
 
CharlieV September 02, 2016
great capture
David_Blakley_Photography PRO+
 
David_Blakley_Photography September 05, 2016
Very sweeping view which draws you in. I can think of some battles that may have been fought here. Excellent job!
hildehelder
 
hildehelder September 17, 2016
Scotland is high on my bucket list, this image illustrates the raw beauty of its landscapes; the need to go there is getting bigger and bigger, stunning photograph!
VladDzavik PRO
 
VladDzavik September 28, 2016
Truly a breathtaking work. Lighting, composition, spectacular subject matter, everything! Congratulations!
williambeedie
 
williambeedie September 29, 2016
My home island and many places still to visit, and the Old Man from this angle is one of them, well done
petelaw7 PRO+
 
petelaw7 September 30, 2016
Stunning image
kriswantogintings
 
kriswantogintings November 25, 2016
Very very nice photograph..
ljrouse
 
ljrouse December 26, 2016
amazing light. I really look forward to going here.
lindiekolver PRO+
 
lindiekolver January 07, 2017
What an extraordinary landscape, jagged edges, dramatic skies,soft green hillsides and placid waters...you've done a great job...you captured a great image.
theresavar
 
theresavar January 07, 2017
Stunning
MarioHorvat PRO+
 
MarioHorvat January 29, 2017
Great composition, wonderfull landscape
jimfbauty PRO+
 
jimfbauty April 02, 2017
Looks as if it could be part of The Lord of the Rings movies...
Beautiful, well done.
Aljawashe
 
Aljawashe May 01, 2017
Fantastic shot
Eagleyes
 
Eagleyes May 02, 2017
Tout simplement, majestueux ! Bravo !
Cheever2 PRO
 
Cheever2 May 13, 2017
Thank you for sharing your work! Stunning beyond words.
antbandarez
 
antbandarez June 14, 2017
The jutting mountains frustrate me cause they angle and haven't formed straight! OCD moment...
Neckbone
 
Neckbone June 17, 2017
Beautiful scene and capture!
edj41 PRO
 
edj41 July 07, 2017
Congratulations! This is one capture that should be hanging!
PHOTOHAPPY
 
PHOTOHAPPY July 10, 2017
This is beyond magnificent!! absolutely love it
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 July 29, 2017
Superb landscape
Mike_Halward PRO+
 
Mike_Halward August 14, 2017
Fantastic photo great composition
AngelLappmarkSe PRO
 
AngelLappmarkSe August 31, 2017
This is amazing, the shapes, the light and the colors. Great job!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 02, 2017
Beautiful scene.
drakedyck
 
drakedyck September 05, 2017
Great photo! Well done.
susanmcfarland
 
susanmcfarland March 16, 2018
Beautiful!
nelliehollowaycrichlow
 
nelliehollowaycrichlow May 03, 2018
Wow! This is beautiful.
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 14, 2018
Stunning
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 14, 2018
Stunning
omangagarwal
 
omangagarwal May 24, 2018
May i know the parameters of this amazing click?

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Behind The Lens

Location
The Old Man of Storr is a rock formation on Skye, in Scotland. A nice hike on a stunningly beautiful island.
Time
It was a fairly early morning, I think around *830 am in late autumn.
Lighting
The magic of Skye island is connected to its light. Soft, luminescent light creates amazing scenery.
Equipment
I dragged with me my Nikon D800 with 24-70 f2.8 lens. A heavy brick, but resolution is nice. A CPL filter helped with saturated colours.
Inspiration
It is hard NOT to be inspired when visiting Skye. I know I will love it, but it was even more magical than I expected. A heaven for photographers.
Editing
There was relatively little post-processing, at least as for my typical work. Just cropping, correcting light in Lightroom, and enhancing a bit of tonal contrast and saturation in photoshop.
In my camera bag
In which one? When possible, I have with me lots of stuff, as I never know what I may use. Main bag would include Nikon D800, 34-70 lens, 20mm prime lens, 14mm wide angle, polarizer filter, gold and blue polarizer, neutral density filter, remote trigger, batteries and so on. This goes with me everywhere. and if I can, I also have 70-200mm lens, a tripod, a drone with another small camera and all equipment for that. My sore back pays the price for this load.
Feedback
a trip to Skye can be an amazing experience. Go off season in autumn. less visitors - it can be badly crowded in summer. And autumn light will do miracles for you. rent a car, take your time exploring, have a tripod if you like long exposure photos, and you will return with some fabulous material!!!

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