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...one of the many highly individual mountains in Assynt on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands.

Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark III
Lens:Canon ef 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM @ 170mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Stac Pollaidh...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:5 Oct 2013 - 9:46 AM
Tags:Highlands, Landscape / travel, Ross & cromarty, Scotland, Sutherland, Wester ross
Votes:Voting Disabled

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Gary_Macleod
5 Oct 2013 - 10:04 AM

gorgeous light you've captured here Dougie,thanks for sharing

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 10:10 AM

Such a recognisable outline and from this viewpoint it reminds me of a crouching animal: the cloudy overcast allowed diluted sunshine to drape over "the Stac" and it's neighbouring shoulder, somewhat isolating it from the shadowed f/g and b/g.
My eyesight is not good enough to make out if that white spot is a homestead but if so it put's man's efforts into perspective in this landscape.
Love the soft warm winter tones, Dougie.
Definitely another spot in which to tarry, drink in all that beauty and recharge one's batteries.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 5 Oct 2013 - 10:10 AM
whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis Plus Member 277 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England92 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 10:18 AM

Would've loved to have gone up there in the days when my knees actually worked! SadSmileSmile

Alan

barbarahirst
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5 Oct 2013 - 10:19 AM

Immense......

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 10:50 AM

That is some exquisite light and one utterly gorgeous view.

Very nice SmileSmile

Andrew

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 548 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 10:56 AM

Lovely light on that distinctive peak, Dougie. Beautifully captured.
Alun

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 4845 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 11:32 AM

Gorgeous shot !!.....lovely almost 'sinister' mood in this beauty !!

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8617 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1148 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 12:43 PM

Like a very big pimple on a much larger face. Quirky. Mountains have characters, even little ones.
Moira

woolybill1
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5 Oct 2013 - 12:48 PM


Quote: from this viewpoint it reminds me of a crouching animal

I second that: it's about to spring away from me Smile
Gorgeous light, certainly a spot to bide awhile.
Regards
Bill

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 1:07 PM

What a wonderful light on the Stac. You've been very lucky on this trip!
Johanna

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 1:27 PM

Bill:- it's the Sphinx of the North of Scotland.

Johann:- I have to say that it was hard work at times too, the weather was totally unpredictable this trip.

Thanks to all some very good comments, it's gratifying when people take the time to think about what they see.

Dougie GrinGrinGrin

fazzer
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5 Oct 2013 - 1:42 PM

Very nice , well taken

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 2:03 PM

I indeed take time with what I see Dougie.
It looks like Arthurs Seat in the BG here,
but I know you are not a cheat to photoshop it in !!
Good shot.
Mick.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 2:08 PM

Been up Arthur's Seat a few times many years ago.
Used to be a "Wash your face in the Dew" event every year in May as I recall.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 2:27 PM

It appears to be a easy mountain to climb. By that I mean, a gradual climb not straight up a rock face. And once at the top it must be wonderful. .....Sandy

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43835 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 4:10 PM

A landscape which has inspired many from the greatest writers, poets, painters too photographers and I can see why...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

capto
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5 Oct 2013 - 5:23 PM

A gorgeous scene enhanced by the lovely light and mist.Smile

ivor

ChristineD
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5 Oct 2013 - 7:21 PM

Fabulous capture

Nigeve1
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5 Oct 2013 - 7:28 PM

Most impressive landscape image with lovely light.
Nigel

jeanie
jeanie Plus Member 115978 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 9:07 PM

The Rugs first climb up there so it has a special place in my heart.. and I rather like this angle you captured Smile

Lillian
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5 Oct 2013 - 10:19 PM

'speechless' such a magnificent landscape Dougie
Lillian

derekhansen
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6 Oct 2013 - 7:25 AM

The light and colours shout classic Highland scene to me and the brooding sky adds atmosphere. The image has a timeless and very natural feel. Love it Dougie.
Derek

viscostatic
6 Oct 2013 - 9:26 AM

The weather might not have been kind to you all the time Dougie but that threatening sky makes a great backdrop to that beautiful mountain.

Phil.

dmhuynh72
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6 Oct 2013 - 11:45 AM

Stunning Scottish landscape, and what a great place to seek solitude. Beautiful capture Dougie.
regards
Yung

saltireblue
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6 Oct 2013 - 2:22 PM

The just visible croft gives true scale to the mighty peaks it is sheltering in the shadows of, Dougie.

Malc

Nigel_95
Nigel_95 Plus Member 9260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 10:25 PM

Lovely light and Mood Dougie.

Nigel

Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
24 Oct 2013 - 6:03 PM

Beautiful composition and light Dougie..

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