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Edens Vale

By hwatt  
Quiraing, Skye, Scotland

There are few places that I would describe as jaw droppingly beautiful but in the right light the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye is just that and on an almost biblical garden of Eden scale. I almost expect to see Moses sitting cross legged on a rock waiting to receive the Ten Commandments. That I was here to witness light of this quality let alone photograph it was an honour I am unlikely to ever forget.

Pentax 67 II ,55-100 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
0.6ND hard Grad (hand held and rotated during exposure, polariser and 2 stop ND filter (to lengthen exposure for rotating filter), f/22 at 4 Seconds.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: ScottishHaggis, robmcewen, eddie1 and 39 more

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eddie1 9 12 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 11:27AM
great shot
12 Oct 2013 11:49AM
Great shot with fantastic lighting, well captured Smile
Brian J.
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
12 Oct 2013 12:20PM
Lovely capture. I stood there for twenty seconds of the most wonderful dawn light back in 2009 - an experience I'll never forget. GreT write up and image
12 Oct 2013 12:27PM
Beautiful - what superb lighting!
Well captured.

ABPhotosUK 8 26 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 12:40PM
Wonderful composition and light, stunning scene
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
12 Oct 2013 12:45PM
A joy to see this through your lens. It is a breath taking sight.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
12 Oct 2013 1:06PM
Absorbing landscape, Ian. ( any luck with Landscape POTY ?)
hwatt 17 22 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 1:18PM
Hello Ron

5 in the shortlist but no idea if any will get through to the book which is of course what I am hoping for.
Niknut Plus
11 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 4:09PM
Lovely shot !!....that backlighting really lifts this image !!
caj26 8 7 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 6:45PM
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2013 7:33AM
The light is indeed stunning Ian. Beautiful image.
Flykt 8 Sweden
15 Oct 2013 8:40PM
Wow! So, so beautiful! Excellent work!

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