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Still working my way through all the photos I took while down in the Glencoe area and on Skye last week so you may have to suffer them for a long time yet Smile

Took this image of the Old Man of Storr on Skye last Friday. The clouds were amazing that day and the sprinkling of snow made the stones stand out better, but we could have done without being pelted by huge hailstones on the way back down again.

Sort of strange really, while up the hill, we met people of all different nationalities - German, Australian, American, Spanish, Peruvian - but not a single Brit! Any suggestions as to why this might be? Smile

Totally delighted to discover I could still walk in my walking boots, despite my bad foot, so hoping to get out and about a lot more again now, work and weather permitting.

Many thanks for your votes and comments on my recent uploads.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Oct 2012 - 11:59 AM
Focal Length:20mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Old Man of Storr
Username:Sue_R Sue_R
Uploaded:29 Oct 2012 - 10:46 AM
Tags:General, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Lochs, Mountains, Old man of storr, Scotland, Skye, Snow
Votes:50

Comments

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 10:55 AM

Stark and cold: the conditions have made the land mass almost monochrome.
Very atmospheric and a like how there is light behind the Old Man and his neighbours, making them stand out even more dramatically.
Ronnie.

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 10:57 AM

Awesome, really wonderful.

B.

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 12:06 PM

Dramatic scenery and a great comp.

Ann

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 12:43 PM

Wow Sue! This really is a stunning image. The light, clouds and snow all combine to make this brilliant image.
Ann

rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 2:31 PM

What an absolutely glorious image, Sue. Dramatic scenery and sky supported by a superb composition and muted palette.

Ray

tezquirk
tezquirk  227 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 - 3:10 PM

Great capture .. Smile

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 3:50 PM

Looks very chilly! It's an amazing rock formation - looks almost like your on another planet Wink Can't think why us Brits are not in abundance here, they don't know what they're missing! Wink
Trev Smile

footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 4:07 PM

30 up! well deserved too.
Dennis

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 6:06 PM

Amazing textures and Colours in the Rocks Sue, and wonderful Clouds shifting over the Scene. Very nice comp' all in all.
And the reason why you didn't meet any Brit's Sue, is because they are not silly enough to be in a Hail Storm on a Mountain Wink
And for that comment, please accept my award Smile

John SmileX

fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 532 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 6:43 PM

great shot,love itSmile

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4523 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 7:35 PM

Superb !!!.....lovely strong image, with a great sky, but for me it's that bit of snow-cover that adds a
different dimension !!!.......love it !!

alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10528 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 9:24 AM

It's great to see a different take on this icon. It looks pretty chilly, but you're right about the amazing clouds.
Alan

parallax
parallax e2 Member 5111 forum postsparallax vcard United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 - 8:08 PM

Superb capture

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