Sunny Scavaig Swell ...

By sut68      
When we got to Elgol a year back, the light was a little too good for my liking, but as the place is such a fabulous mixture of elements it seemed a shame not to get the camera out. Haven't seen too many from here with such a benign sea and a sky like this!!!

With the absence of my snapped BIG Stopper, I concentrate on capturing the water movement and the interplay with the geology here - this was taken about 3.5 hours before sunset.

Cheers for getting past the thumbnail Grin


Tags: Sea Elgol Cuillins Blue sky Loch scavaig Landscape and travel Swell Fluffy white clouds

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Shellio 5 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 7:41PM
Stunning image with great sky and water.

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25 Aug 2011 7:58PM
Fantastic shot Paul. Stunning PF.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
25 Aug 2011 8:05PM
a stunning shot indeed. the composition and the colours are just perfect! the portrait format goes really well.
I remember standing on these stones many years ago, I had my tripod out and all rigged up, hen it started to rain. all I got was some quite interesting black and whites, but nothing like this at all
alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 8:51PM
It's beautiful Paul whatever the time of day.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
25 Aug 2011 9:14PM
That it is Alan, I could sit their all day just taking it in ... being able to capture it is just a big bonus Smile

Thanks all for your time, it's much appreciated folks Smile

BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
25 Aug 2011 9:15PM
Incredible depth and light, Paul.

I'm hugely impressed with this!

Who says that the golden hour is always best!!!???

Given me quite a few ideas, as it happens!


sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
25 Aug 2011 9:39PM
Cheers Bill, glad to be of assistance mate Wink

Got the number so fingers crossed we can get together for a pint [or three] Wink

Safe journey matey, hope to see you next week all being well.

BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
25 Aug 2011 10:01PM
It's a deal Smile
Phil_Morgan 10 182 1 Wales
25 Aug 2011 10:05PM
Ooh that's brave for this here site mate!Tongue It would seem the majority of people can't recognise class photography unless it's at sunrise or sunset!Sad
The perfect shutter speed to record that lovely water movement. Looking at the time of day, I'm guessing a 3 stop pro glass was probably employed here?
25 Aug 2011 10:06PM
Lovely looking image there, Paul m8. Great colour and water movement.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
25 Aug 2011 10:23PM
Cheers folks.

I like to be daring Phil Wink I only posess a 0.6 ProGlass but I pushed a 0.6 soft down as well though to help, though it may have been a 0.9 instead ... I genuinely can't remember now mate, but there was another employed to slow the shutter down further Smile

It's your round though Bill ... forgot to mention that Tongue

25 Aug 2011 11:21PM
Lovely Image Paul.

sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
25 Aug 2011 11:49PM
Cheers big guy Smile
LesF 10 182 9
26 Aug 2011 7:04AM
Looks like you got the clouds and water in harmony, fine shot Paul

Enjoy your hols, Im sure you will, hope you get the conditions you require

geffers7 Plus
6 45 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 8:26AM
Thats a great shot with good colour and great clarity in the distant hills. So refreshing actually to see a well taken shot not actually sunrise/sunset (although nothing wrong with those either!)
John_Duckett 12 386 2 Norfolk Island
26 Aug 2011 1:18PM
One of the most commercially sellable images I've seen of this place, has it all,

saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
26 Aug 2011 1:24PM
Can see why you could sit there all day, Paul. The amount of movement in the sea is just about spot on, I'd say, not overdone at all, and what a bonus with that sky.

sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
28 Aug 2011 5:33PM
Cheers guys. Just basking in the fabulous conditions here. Thought I'd just log-in quickly and see who's around Grin

Bumped into Billygoatgruff and his lovely wife yesterday for a couple of beers, a meal and an evening shoot too ... just need to encourage him to get out of his 'pit' tomorrow morning now for a sunrise Wink

Thanks all, catch up soon.

sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
29 Aug 2011 8:56AM
Heh, heh ... managed to wrestle him from his tent ... I think he enjoyed the shoot though. Will catch up with him later now!!! Grin
javam 12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2011 1:02PM
Looks like I am not the only one raiding the archives, difference is it sounds like you are out getting some new additions.

Hope it is going well and you are getting some crackers like this.
CathyI 12 344 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2011 11:46AM
You really don't get to see this scene looking like that very often!

This is beautiful, particularly the wave movement...

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