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Moody Mountains

By MrsS    
Good Evening! Well, back home from a fabulous week on Skye! We had gales, rain, thunder, lightning, heavy AND even heavier showers, fantastic light PLUS rainbows!! Lots 'n' lots of them!

This was our arrival at Elgol in a howling gale and heavy downpour. Just as we parked up, we were treated to this little display from Mother Nature - she can certainly teach us all a thing or two about how to create a gobsmacking show! Smile

At this point, I was worried that I didn't have time to set up my tripod before she took her ball in, so this is a quick hand-held shot, using the car as a brace. I do hope you will forgive the touch of camera shake, but it almost impossible to keep myself still, never mind the camera too!

The Boss said that he wanted to capture mood this holiday - -which we did in spades! Lots of drama and mood to come, thanks for joining me on the journey! Smile

HUGE thanks also to MrS for doing almost all of the driving - and for a fabulous 10 days away - already looking forward to the next one!

Cheers All!

Tags: Rainbow Light Loch Drama Hand-held Mood Elgol Cuillins Landscape and travel Skavaig

Voters: jennialexander, cabbie, barbarahirst and 74 more


barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 5:51PM
Oh lucky you I love proper weather
Look forward to your uploads of this wonderful place.
But in a car?????? should have been walking Wink

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MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
3 Nov 2013 5:53PM
Thanks Barbara - BUT
It's 15 miles down a one-track road to Elgol Wink
We did do plenty of walking though - as you will find out!! Grin

Cheers All!
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
10 112 38 Wales
3 Nov 2013 6:00PM
What a wonderful capture! Great sense of mood and depth to this. I've been lucky with all my visits to Elgol but the light and rainbow make this really special.
wow great shot lovely rain bow. christineGrinGrinGrin
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
3 Nov 2013 6:06PM
Thanks Alun & Christine - much appreciated! Smile

For once, I really DID get plenty of use from my polariser, Alun, but this was without any filters at all, all I had to do was straighten the horizon - never was good at pointing the camera in a straight line! Wink

Cheers Folks!

Fran x
jeronius 10 2 1 England
3 Nov 2013 6:23PM
Super stunning!!

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
3 Nov 2013 6:27PM
Thanks Jerry and MrB too for the HC - certainly wasn't expecting awards tonight - what a great end to the holiday! Smile

Pity we didn't get chance to meet, Jerry - next time, 'eh?? Wink

Cheers Folks!

Fran x
Niknut Plus
9 2.4k 80 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 6:52PM
Lovely shot !!....that rainbow is a great bonus !!!!
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
3 Nov 2013 6:54PM
Thanks Keith - we saw dozens of them over the course of our time there - managed to catch one or two! Wink

Fran x
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 6:56PM
Nigh on perfect Fran

3 Nov 2013 7:20PM
Beautiful! Came back from there a month ago....wonderful place whatever the weather!

derekhansen 11 210 24 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 7:22PM
A great opener Fran. This has bags of atmosphere.
LesF 13 182 9
3 Nov 2013 7:23PM
A location that fits the bill well for the weather you had, mood, nicely captured under trying conditions Mrs S

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
3 Nov 2013 8:32PM
Cheers Adrian, Doreen, Derek & MrF Smile

Appreciated Everyone Smile

Fran x
oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 8:40PM
well done Fran ,bonus rainbow for your effortsSmileSmileSmile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
3 Nov 2013 9:28PM
Thanks Andy Smile

HUGE Thanks too, Angi, for your UA - a wonderful end to the day Smile

Fran x
Source 9
3 Nov 2013 10:35PM
Wow!Such a beautiful and magical scene.An amazing capture.
ianto 9 5 Wales
3 Nov 2013 11:17PM
That's one hell of a shot.Brilliant
Goggz 12 2.3k 72 Wales
5 Nov 2013 11:35PM
Hi Fran,

Glad you had a good time up there. Nice pic but perhaps I'd be tempted to lose the blue sky...
Cheers, Goggz
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
16 Nov 2013 7:42PM
There was so little of it during the entire week, Pete, that the LAST thing I'd want to do is lose any of it!!! Wink

Cheers Hon Smile

Fran x

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