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Kilt Rock

By Philpot  
Situated on the North East of Skye this spectacular waterfall just flows over the 180 foot drop into the sea and is fed off Loch Mealt.

Now there's high winds and there's high winds, but this day was off the scale. I had to keep all my weight on the precariously placed tripod which had two legs through a metal fence to get the composition and to get any chance of an image which was not blurred due to camera movement, also it was raining a bit too.

Its the first time I've tried this on a long exposure but about every 20 seconds I could see water on the circular polarising filter so I gave it a quick wipe with the Filter cloth and as suspected there was no evidence of this in RAW file once viewed back on the back camera display, so it's something to consider if you're presented with the same issue in the future.

Tags: Landscape Scotland Winter Uk Seascape Outdoors Landscape and travel Kilt rock Mealt Falls Phil Durkin Canon 5D Mk4

Voters: mike9005, Drummerdelight, Jasper87 and 39 more

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21 May 2019 8:49PM
Stunning shot !!!

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Great image Smile

21 May 2019 9:08PM
What a beautiful view!
Lovely work!

Arne Smile
Leedslass1 Plus
3 2.4k 3 United Kingdom
21 May 2019 9:55PM
Great shot. Have been there and appreciate how difficult it is to get a good composition.
luap 13 2 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2019 10:43PM
Nice work and great composition
21 May 2019 11:22PM
A beautiful view and composition-Andy
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2019 2:26AM
Excellent image, good view !!
Isabel GrinGrin
sawsengee Plus
12 6 24 Malaysia
22 May 2019 8:18AM
dramatic coastline & stunning viewpoint captured Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
22 May 2019 11:04AM
An excellent capture, Phil, and very well done considering the conditions. Although I don't take long exposures like this, it is annoying when you get rain spots on the filter on the front of the lens - when I was in Tenby and it rained, in the windy exposed areas the rain was going sideways, making it especially difficult to keep the filter dry. In the past, I've taken shots where rain spots appear as out of focus blobs on the image, and they're a devil to clone out! 😬
Trev 😀

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