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Apricot Quiraing

By hwatt  
Quiraing, Skye, Scotland

I'm going to stick a giraffe like neck out here and say that I think this is the best picture of the iconic tree I have ever taken at the Quiraing. Taken on a recent workshop I was running, this turned out to be just about the most magnificent autumn sunrises at the Quiraing I can remember and we had it all to ourselves. It was a tremendous introduction to the Quiraing for one of my party who had never been up there before, and when apricot light wafted through the clouds and struck the tiny tree festooned in red Rowan berries you could really believe you were in Eden. This view has been shot many times before not least by me, but if you are going to take an icon such as this you might as well make sure it's the very best version possible.

Pentax 67 II ,45mm lens,Fujichrome Velvia
0.6ND Hard Grad, f/18, 1/2 Second, Fuji Velvia 50.

Tags: Scotland Skye Light Sunrise Tree Grass Dawn Quiraing Landscape and travel tree rowan

Voters: Bigdenbo, Tish1, sut68 and 27 more

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Bigdenbo 11 22 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2016 1:15PM
Completely agree absolutely beautiful composition and the light is perfect well done Grin
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
30 Oct 2016 1:54PM
What an amazing image!
30 Oct 2016 4:24PM
StunningGrin
Leedslass1 Plus
4 3.5k 3 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2016 4:39PM
Wonderful colours
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1840 England
30 Oct 2016 8:30PM
Now, I don't know if you've taken better.

But it is wonderful!

67s rule, providing they're in the right hands. Or on the right tripod...
30 Oct 2016 10:14PM
Beautiful image

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