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Stac Pollaidh and Coigach

By AnnChown  
One of the most difficult things for me is to find somewhere in Assynt which is a good spot for sunrise. When we were there at Easter I was up early several times scouting around to try to find a good location. So far, all my ideas haven't been brilliant - but this was one of the places I thought might work. I guess if I'd have hung around a bit longer the light might have been better, but I think the sun had risen about 30 minutes before this was taken. Anyway - I love Stac Pollaidh and her neighbours, so here is the image for better or worse! I only noticed the white spot almost dead centre after I'd uploaded this - when I zoom in on the original I find it's a large bird; maybe a buzzard... Smile or a gull perhaps! Smile
Thanks for looking and for any comments and/or criticisms.
Thank you to Moira (mrswoolybill), John (lifesnapper) and Nathan (NDODS) for their UAs for Dawn Breaker!

Tags: Scotland Sunrise Sutherland Assynt Stac pollaidh Coigach Landscape and travel

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Apr 2013 3:14PM
A fine record of the range of peaks under subdued lighting: given the conditions, you have done pretty well, Ann.
The letter box format works so well too.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Apr 2013 3:28PM
A fantastic image, Ann, and presented to perfection. Carol
22 Apr 2013 3:33PM
I like the result and find it very pleasing to the eye Good one Ann

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 3:39PM
A wonderfully calming image Ann. The mountain range all though imposing they seem to provide a comforting feel and sense of security to the piece which I rather like.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Apr 2013 3:42PM
Has an air of mystery about it
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
22 Apr 2013 3:42PM
I think its a nice image, I like the wide view. - gary
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 3:52PM
Gentle, almost soporific layers, the eye wafts slowly across them from the left until faced all of a sudden with the sun gleaming off a snow slope . . . Not startling perhaps but it certainly woke me up! Perhaps that is the mystery noticed above.
I too like the wide view.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
22 Apr 2013 3:59PM
I love the wide view in this image. The touch of light on the snow is very appealing.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 4:02PM
Beautiful image Ann.

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
22 Apr 2013 4:16PM
Simple, atmospheric and so beautiful.

22 Apr 2013 4:25PM
A fantastic image
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
22 Apr 2013 4:25PM
The beauty is in it's simplicity Ann.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
22 Apr 2013 4:35PM
This is lovely Ann !! An amazing landscape !
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 4:36PM
Cracking shot !!!!......lovely rugged skyline, with nice subtle colours !!!!!
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 5:03PM
Stunning shot Ann, excellent composition and gorgeous light, beautifully captured and presented

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 5:06PM
wonderful colours and tones ann love the comp a belter nice one Wink
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
22 Apr 2013 5:10PM
Beautiful and inspiring image Ann ( we are here in May ! maybe even climb Stac Pollaidh) Wonderous landscape.,
22 Apr 2013 5:36PM
Wonderful atmospheric image Ann.
Sorry I didn't check to see if my award on 'Dawn Breaker' has loaded, but it's there now Smile

John Smile
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
22 Apr 2013 5:54PM
Ann, a beautiful panorama.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
22 Apr 2013 6:35PM
This is excellent Ann, the lens used is perfect as it has compressed the perspective, we cannot control the weather so have to make do with what we have, you have done this brilliantly.


marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 7:02PM
Beautiful Ann.
1881 6 India
22 Apr 2013 7:16PM
Nice twilight work,

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 7:27PM
There's a lovely tranquil atmosphere about this image.
9 10 10 England
22 Apr 2013 7:39PM
Perfect letterbox image of this beautiful panorama.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 8:26PM
A very gentle and calming image Ann SmileSmile
22 Apr 2013 8:43PM
Lovely, low-light capture.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
22 Apr 2013 8:45PM
I like the light in this, Ann. Very sleepy early morning feel and it looks like the start to a good day Smile

My health is pretty good, by the way. Thanks for asking Smile I hope all's well with you.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 9:22PM
A great landscape, Ann like the lightSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 Apr 2013 12:20AM
Late here, just so you know, we never see a sunrise, this is much more than we see in the morning---
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 12:47AM
That little hint of dawn is just lovely on those low lying mountains.
I got up early in Lewis one April morning hoping for a sunrise but it was very blue
and still.
As Trev says you'd one brilliantly with what you got.
Very peaceful image.
Ray42 10 3 England
23 Apr 2013 7:17AM
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 7:20AM
Great lighting. My kinda pic. paul
23 Apr 2013 10:31AM
Love the panoramic approach Steve
23 Apr 2013 10:50AM
A strange and quiet corner of Scotland, some gorgeous mountains and lochs.
You have a fine image here Ann that would look good printed and framed on the cottage wall.

bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
23 Apr 2013 8:08PM
I think for an image like this you need to be thinking Pano from the start Ann. Hard to get much impact from a wide vista in a small image.
A few shots merged would have been good.

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