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High Summer

By hwatt  
Quiraing, Skye, Scotland

Given a choice I prefer to shoot at first light as the quality of this type of light is soft colourful and very beautiful, shooting in the late morning is usually not terribly productive but here the carpet of greenery is like a wrinkled snooker table full of bumps and depressions and large puffy white clouds flee briskly across the sky culminating in the most wonderful patterns of light and shade that give this scene immense depth and colour. Ultimately this single image transports me back to that fine breezy warm summers day high on the Quiraing effectively and brings me as much joy as any image I have ever taken there.

Pentax 67II, 55-100 zoom, polariser, 2 stop ND, 0.75ND grad handheld and rocked about axis of slope to blend grad line. f/22 at 1 second. Velvia.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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21 Sep 2010 3:23PM
excellent the light is spot on click
21 Sep 2010 3:23PM
Simply stunning! nice work!

Paul_R 12 5 2 England
21 Sep 2010 3:42PM
The landscape here is the image maker and not the light alone, which is often the case with early or late light.
Not sure if I've worded that right.
I agree, great light, great atmosphere, great image.
DeSilver Plus
13 14 12 England
21 Sep 2010 3:42PM
Excellent image. It reminds me of the land that time forgot. Very nice indeed.

Richsr 13 91 223 England
21 Sep 2010 3:53PM
Lovely light and colours in this great view, well captured.
Regards Richard
moiral 10 12 Scotland
21 Sep 2010 3:56PM
Beautiful shot. It certainly shows up the contours of the land. Moira
21 Sep 2010 3:56PM
Absolutely gorgeous ...

Jasmine ...
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 4:25PM
Lovely light , colour /tones .Well captured ......Phil
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
21 Sep 2010 4:28PM
Makes me want to be there now ! Ian. Was this in the Spring, glorious greens and depth. Ron.
hwatt 17 22 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 4:41PM
Closer to mid August Ron. If you check the foreground ledge there is just the faint burst of colour from the heather.
kencbr 14 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 4:47PM
great shot, well done
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 7:21PM
Beautiful dappled light.
PHolder 11 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 8:43PM
Stunning...Well done
gregl 16 19 1 England
21 Sep 2010 8:46PM
Excellent composition and lovely shades of green.
Porthos 10 80 1 Northern Ireland
21 Sep 2010 8:47PM
Great light and colour in a superb landscape image.....Derek
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
22 Sep 2010 3:29AM
A marvellous shot from such an excellent vantage point.....the great thing about this shot is that it shows so clearly the evidence of recurrent land slippage that takes place there all the time, and which cannot be seen from lower levels so well.
Platchet 14 5 8 Wales
27 Sep 2010 4:57PM
Fantastic depth and a great image for day time. Great to see Velvia still being used, or is it an older image scanned?
hwatt 17 22 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2010 9:58PM
Still using the big Pentax with Velvia daily Gary.

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