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One taken from a superb week with the team (Paul and Fran) on the Isle of Skye from the week before last. I've not had chance to look at most of my shots properly but hopefully will get a bit of time to process one or two.

This one is from our first trip to Elgol where the conditions weren't that good....still it was good to be out and shooting again (it's been a long time!)

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:17-40L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Elgol: Episode 1
Username:richardwheel richardwheel
Uploaded:6 Sep 2010 - 6:17 PM
Tags:Elgol, Isle of skye, Landscape / travel
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CherryMartin
CherryMartin e2 Member 6CherryMartin vcard United States
6 Sep 2010 - 6:19 PM

Beautiful

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2010 - 6:30 PM

Love the movement you captured here mate. So you opted for the one without the sun eventually then!!! Wink

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paulett
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6 Sep 2010 - 6:37 PM

lovely image love water movement.

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JoeWozza
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6 Sep 2010 - 6:40 PM

Really like this image, think it's amazing how you have captured the detail in the mountains in the background, great capture.
Joe

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CHRISB911
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6 Sep 2010 - 6:41 PM

superb

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6 Sep 2010 - 7:14 PM

Lovely image Richard, really well captured!

Rgds

Chris C

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derekhansen
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6 Sep 2010 - 7:25 PM

Super shot. Full of drama.
Derek

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Imagephotographics
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6 Sep 2010 - 7:29 PM

Fabulous !

Chris

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MichaelBHanney
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6 Sep 2010 - 7:56 PM

Lovely freshness and movement in the foreground.

Michael

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alecs
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6 Sep 2010 - 8:13 PM

Conditions weren't good.I think they were! excellent shot,simple strong composition and great light.
Alec

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RonnieAG
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6 Sep 2010 - 8:35 PM

A beautifully composed shot, capturing the seas so well and the light and colours too.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
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6 Sep 2010 - 8:37 PM

Beautiful image. Wonderful colour in the water.........Sandy

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Chriscj
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6 Sep 2010 - 8:41 PM

Looks mighty fine too me mate even if the conditions weren't ideal.


Chris

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Blueberry69
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6 Sep 2010 - 8:59 PM

Fabulous image. Like the movement of the water captured.
Great stuff.

Kerry

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richardwheel
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6 Sep 2010 - 9:01 PM

many thanks everyone, it's much appreciated

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oll1e
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6 Sep 2010 - 10:50 PM

like the movement in this and the light in the foreground Rich Smile

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NeilWigan
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6 Sep 2010 - 11:09 PM

Great shot .

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JohnParminter

I like this one Richard, its quite refreshing to see a view out to sea a bit more than the usual with the headland on the right included.
I think the fg shoreline balances well with the Cuillin.
A little different from here and a fine scene as well.
John

Last Modified By JohnParminter at 7 Sep 2010 - 8:01 AM

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Tonyd3
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7 Sep 2010 - 9:22 AM

Nicely done Rich glad to see you still have it too.
Well done on the EC.
Regards
Tony

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richardwheel
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7 Sep 2010 - 10:05 AM

wow, thanks Pete Smile That's just made my morning Smile

thanks for the comments and votes everyone, much appreciated

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sut68
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7 Sep 2010 - 10:08 AM

Nice one Smile

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pmorgan
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7 Sep 2010 - 10:15 AM

Smashing stuff mate!!!!!!!!!

Rgds
Paul

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Rob66
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7 Sep 2010 - 11:48 AM

Superb shot.

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richardwheel
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7 Sep 2010 - 12:27 PM

thanks guys

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javam
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7 Sep 2010 - 1:57 PM

Not a bad way to return Rich image or award. Congrats.

Neil

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martinl
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7 Sep 2010 - 2:00 PM

Well done on your EC mate.
Smile

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oll1e
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7 Sep 2010 - 2:13 PM

congrats Rich ,well deserved i say Smile

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MrsS
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7 Sep 2010 - 5:07 PM

Well worth the EC - now let's see the seriously good stuff! Wink

F x

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IanFlindt
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7 Sep 2010 - 5:33 PM

Despite the rush of the tide, I've never seen Elgol looking so gentle! A beauty, Rich - many congrats on the EC.

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justin c
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7 Sep 2010 - 8:09 PM

Very nice indeed.
I like the composition with the main foreground interest in one corner and the distant mountains in the opposite corner. It creates a pleasing visual balance.

Justin

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Morgs
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7 Sep 2010 - 8:23 PM

Beautifully captured. Nice to have the contrast of a shorter exposure in this shot from others I have seen from the same spot with longer exposures. It just goes to show that any image can be appealing if it's done right. Great work and congrats on the award.

Dave

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Nigel_95
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7 Sep 2010 - 9:06 PM

It's an amazing place isn't it Richard?
I like your viewpoint, the water movement, and the sky. Congratulations on the EC.

Nigel

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richardwheel
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8 Sep 2010 - 8:19 AM

cheers for comments guys, it truly is Nigel, don't think I'd ever get bored of this view!

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Scottishlandscapes
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10 Sep 2010 - 6:51 AM

I think the conditions were a lot better than you thought till you processed your work. Moody os what Skye does best and you've captured the mood to perfection here Richard, nice slow exposure, and great line of cloud behind the Cuillin.

Dougie

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caledoniadreamin
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19 Sep 2010 - 2:09 AM

absolutely stunnin shot o' a gorgeous location! its photo's like this that make me wanna get a proper camera Wink

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