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The Old Man of Storr

By ianrobinson  
Managed to get away over the xmas period and travelled to skye, Scotland from Norwich,Norfolk in the Tardis AKA the camper van.
The old man of storr has always been on my hit list after seeing some lovely images of this other worldly place, so after looking intently at the weather forecast we headed up the long and very slippery path up to the view point you can see in the image, this walk and climb took us 2 hours on very hazardous terrain but when I got to this point I was blown away with the scenery before me.

This shot consists of 8x 50,6 megapixels portrait shots with the intention of stitching them later in Lightroom with the finished results in front of you.
It was taken on the morning of New years eve eve Smile 30th jan and we started the climb at 8am.
The walk back down was much trickier with ice everywhere you put a foot down, I have say I went over 3 times going down and none going up.

A good end to 2017 I hope 2018 gives just as much, happy new year to you all.


Tags: Scotland Isle of skye Old man of storr Landscape and travel Mountainscape Sunrise and sky Ian Robinson Mountain panoramic IR Photo tours

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Comments


2 Jan 2018 11:28AM
One sure way of judging a good photo is questioning how long you like to look at it. This photo got my attention for quite some time and I would have loved to have been there
Thank you for making the effort to go there and share with us those lovely views.


Keith.

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Leedslass1 Plus
2 1.6k 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 11:28AM
A great winter landscape, glad you made it safely down.
Toobi_Won 7 19 4 England
2 Jan 2018 11:34AM
Absolutely breathtaking!
This shot has it all!
2 Jan 2018 12:02PM
love;y shot
Ted447 Plus
5 213 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 12:40PM
Stunning well done you for the effort. Ted. GrinGrin
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
2 Jan 2018 12:55PM
A fabulous image. Good for you for the stitching, too. Not an easy task.
RLF Plus
8 18 4 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 1:46PM
UA tomorrow for this majestic snowscape.
Never seen it like this beforeWink
Rob
2 Jan 2018 2:29PM
Great work, I was up there in the summer, well worth the climb ...
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
2 Jan 2018 2:41PM
What a stunning scene. Not an easy task to get this but so worth it. And the memory of doing it too.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 2:46PM
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments votes and UA,s all very much appreciated and happy new year to you all Smile
Trevhas Plus
6 1.3k 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 3:28PM
An excellent well balanced composition Ian. Well worth the effort , all the best for 2018

Trev Smile
2 Jan 2018 4:11PM
Cracking shot Ian! I'll be back there in March, great location for landscapes!
Tooma Plus
2 872 1 Scotland
2 Jan 2018 4:18PM
One of the very best shots I have seen anywhere, Ian. I liked your story too; you sure made it worth your while in bringing back this treasure.
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
john_starkey 8 2 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 4:48PM
Stunning image Ian, a location I will be hopefully making the trek to in February,

John.
Niknut Plus
8 1.9k 76 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 5:00PM
Cracking shot !!.....lovely sky to compliment that rugged skyline, with the wintery
conditions adding a touch of magic !!......love it !!

Happy New Year Ian !!.Grin
Magnificent! A definite WOW of a shot! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Regards from Helen Smile
2 Jan 2018 6:42PM
Itís a mighty trek in fair weather! Fantastic result!
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 7:08PM
A spectacular landscape; well worth the trek.
Ju
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 7:17PM
Ahh thank you all very much for your comments much appreciated and yes it is well worth the trek even in harsh conditions as they were.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
2 Jan 2018 8:01PM
Magical 😀
PhilT2 Plus
8 466 29 England
2 Jan 2018 8:53PM
Lovely shot Ian
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
2 Jan 2018 10:44PM
Excellent clarity to this sublime composition!! First Class
Aeros 12 Canada
3 Jan 2018 4:16AM
Stunning, spectacular, and magnificent are accolades already used, but they demand to be repeated, Bravo Maestro!
Came back to Award your brilliant shot! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Regards from Helen Smile
Great light and pov !!
Masterpiece !
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2018 8:44AM
Thank you all, much appreciated Smile, I must say this has to be the icing on the cake for me coming over 500 miles back to Norfolk from Skye.
3 Jan 2018 8:54AM
Glad to have another opportunity to tell you what an eye-popper this is, Ian. I've been up the Old Man of Storr four times and have had attricious weather conditions each time- torrential rain, high winds, dense fog and snow. In my dreams this would be the kind of image I'd aspire to. Congrats and if that's not in LPOTY you'll have been robbed! 👋
3 Jan 2018 10:49AM
Stunning
Sylvia
FabioKeiner 5 110 Austria
3 Jan 2018 10:57AM
wonderfullest
teepee 15 1.3k England
3 Jan 2018 12:00PM
Fantastic shot, it's the best one of seen at this location ! Sadly it's one I will never achieve as I'm way to old to get there. But if I win the lottery I might hire a helicopter lol.
Tony......Smile
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2018 1:59PM
Thank you very much peeps I am overwhelmed by the amount of response from this image, I do have to say it is rare to have such good weather elements coming together from this location as Alun has rightly said. thank you Alun coming from an inspiration such as yourself it means a lot coming from you.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2018 2:01PM
Thank you all very much for your UA"s I am amazed to see so many thank you all.
3 Jan 2018 9:44PM
Beautiful winter landscape, Superb..
Wow! What a shot!
4 Jan 2018 10:56PM
An absolutely stunning image.
David
A stunning landscape shot, lovely

Jody
Philpot 6 41 4 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2018 9:22PM
Probably the best picture we will see on here for the whole of 2018 and its only January . Simply Stunning.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2018 8:20AM
Thank you all so much.
8 Jan 2018 12:22PM
Fantastic!
Worth the drive and walk in Smile
8 Jan 2018 5:11PM
A special image, well deserving of the awards.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3903 Canada
10 Jan 2018 5:04PM
Fabulous Ian. Congratulations on POTW!
10 Jan 2018 7:22PM
Just superb.
Stewy Plus
11 103 2 England
11 Jan 2018 12:55PM
A very special capture indeed. Superb photography.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2018 10:42AM
Thank you all very much, wow I cant believe the amount of awards and picture of the week as well, I am blown away.
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2018 12:04AM
Only recently back on EPZ and a bit late I know, but this is my POTW too. Well worth the effort.
Ansel Adams in color , beautiful shot.

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