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Bheinn Mhor - The Five Sisters of Kintail

By Tynnwrlluniau  
This is a seven portrait shot stitched pano of the Five Sisters of Kintail above Loch Duich. I must admit that i was somewhat preoccupied. I had passed several garages all out of diesel. My quandry was should I leave this spot, miss the light and go and get diesel before garages closed or wait for the light and hope for the best... Free wheeling down to the glen from here was great fun and I must have been driving on fumes alone when I finally managed to fill the tank and relax hoping that I had bagged a shot of these iconic mountains.
Thanks for dropping by.
Alun

Tags: Landscape and travel Bheinn Mhor The Five Sisters of Kintail

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fazzer Plus
7 52 7 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 10:23AM
beautiful image

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zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
20 Apr 2013 10:33AM
superb work, Alun, a beautiful scene.
ant.
Kim Walton 12 145 30 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 10:48AM
StunningGrin
Richsr Plus
9 90 220 England
20 Apr 2013 10:50AM
Great light Alun well worked pano.
A very difficult decision to make with light like this but for this image the right one
Regards Richard
annettep38 Plus
4 217 38 Costa Rica
20 Apr 2013 10:55AM
fantastic panorama
funny same thing happened to me once on the isle of Mull.
Got into the harbour in dire straits and guess what.. red was easy to get Smile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
20 Apr 2013 10:57AM
The stitching technique gives a wonderful depth to this, Alun.

Dave
20 Apr 2013 10:57AM
Thanks Jeremy, Ant, Richard and Kim (big thanks for your UA too, KIm Grin ) Next time, I'll carry a spare gallon of diesel !
I'm not alone then Annette. I'm spoiled for choice living in a city where shortages are a rarity.
Dave - I have never really bothered with this stitching malarky but I'm getting the feel for it now.
Alun
AnnJ Plus
4 5 Scotland
20 Apr 2013 11:05AM
Stunning and glad you stayed to get the shot rather than go for the diesel! Ann.
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 11:14AM
Super work. Worth risking the freewheel down from that car park area...!! Long time since I was up there.. its on my list but never got the right light when in that area!
Have a boot!
Smile
20 Apr 2013 11:19AM
Thanks Ann and Jeanie -you're a star! Smile
Alun
Suzicoo 4 480 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 11:22AM
Exceptional
Suzicoo
Kenfromsot 7 57 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 11:31AM
A ''in yer face'' pano is this. Quite wonderful.

Ken
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
20 Apr 2013 11:44AM
Fabulous Alun.
20 Apr 2013 12:12PM
You are obviously confident in your brakes as wellas your luck if you freewheeled down that hill from the viewpoint. I take it you made it to the filing station just south of the road end.

A bonnie panorama from this lovely part of Scotland, so many people drive past and don't realise the sight is there to enjoy and capture.

Dougie
20 Apr 2013 1:37PM
So very beautifully captured Alun. A stunning pano.......Sandy
20 Apr 2013 3:01PM
Thanks a lot. I've never really done that much with stitched panos which is a waste really since it costs nothing and produces wonderfully detailed composites.
Big thanks to Ade anf Jeremy (Fazzer) for their UA's.
Alun
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
20 Apr 2013 4:22PM
The detail captured in this stitch up is quite impressive, Alun: a superb panorama of this impressive bit of mountain scenery.
Ronnie.
20 Apr 2013 4:47PM
Thanks Ronnie and for the medal too!
J.Fitz - cheers m8 Grin
Dougie - where else could I free wheel for three miles? Smile
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
20 Apr 2013 5:55PM
Its a beauty..
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 6:01PM
Wow - it's stunning!
Ann
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 6:59PM
You've really nailed the height and precipitous nature of the 5 sisters. Lovely light and the snow and cloud add to the drama and scale. Freewheeling down the Mam Rattigan would have been great fun, I've only done it on a bike. When I was a kid we stayed in a caravan at the foot of the nearest peak. We walked the ridge from the other end and could descend straight to our holiday let! Starting from that end means walking up the longest steep gradient in the UK, so I'm told. Great place to visit; I'd love to return for photographic reasons. Smile
stunning photo well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
20 Apr 2013 7:45PM
Thanks Chris, Ann, Al and Christine. There are two car parks off the road with this view and I may well have been better off on the upper one. I couldn't include much of the loch without including tree tops too.
Alun
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
20 Apr 2013 8:35PM
Spectacular image with wonderful clarity, light and colours.
Rende
Paintman Plus
9 1.1k 176 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 8:45PM
Superb photography.

Alan.
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 9:05PM
What more can one chap add... apart from a UA!
20 Apr 2013 9:31PM
Thanks Rende, Alan and Mark Grin
RobboB Plus
9 111 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 9:26AM
Magnificent
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
21 Apr 2013 1:57PM
Huge image...can see it printed large on a wall - superb
21 Apr 2013 2:04PM
Hi Alan. Cheers m8 and many thanks for your badge Grin
Alun
Melanie_M 10 168 9 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 6:05PM
Fabulous.
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
23 Apr 2013 10:39AM
Exceptional photograph Alun. The best vantage point and portrayal of the Five Sisters I have seen and indeed, one of the best mountain photos of the Highlands. I tried on several ocassions to capture an image similar to this but failed each time to come anywhere close to this and I am somewhat jealous of it..... Wink
I haven't been motivated to take any pictures since I finished photographing for the book but on seeing this, it has rekindled my desire to go out again.

JP
23 Apr 2013 5:22PM
Thanks a lot Melanie and to you John for your kind words and UA - means a lot coming from the undisputed master of mountain photography!
Alun
24 Apr 2013 8:40PM
Superb!
Cliff
25 Apr 2013 11:19AM
Superb, Alun.
Landlord 9 25 1 Scotland
26 Apr 2013 10:10AM
wow...had to scroll a long way down to add this!

Cant agree with JP's sentiment any further, if this image does not inspire any landscape photographer or aspiring LP then they should find something else to pass the time with.

Hope you have got a few more, coz i want to see them.

Phil.
Morgs 7 20 62 Wales
26 Apr 2013 10:03PM
This is sooooo good. Wonderful light and fabulous detail.

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