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Just been going through images from a trip I took last May to Ullapool. This is from the top of Stac Pollaidh and was one of those look behind you moments. I was taking images of of Cul Mor to the north when I looked behind me and saw this. It was all a bit of a rush to try and photograph this before the amazing light vanished. I think I could have done better with the composition, hence the big crop but time was against me. Still worth an airing for the amazing light and that wee rainbow.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Username:PaulHolloway PaulHolloway
Uploaded:12 Jan 2011 - 11:15 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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12 Jan 2011 - 11:26 AM

Stac Pollaidh is only a little mountain but it does provide some brilliant views. Nice warm glow.

Metalhead  71897 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 11:27 AM

Always wanted to climb Stac Pollaidh... Looks like a fantastic view from up there. I especially like the transition from the orangey-reds on the right to the blue tones on the left.

And the rainbow is a weird effect. Looks like the semi-circle continues but you're normally at ground level when you see them.

All in all a really great image.

wolfy  1136 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 - 11:29 AM

Paul this is stunning, the light is magical!
I do know what you mean about looking behind you, some of my favourites are exactly the same!
The crop really adds to the drama and makes you focus on all the lovely light and 'bow. Large is a must and the colors really add to the magical mood this image portrays, very well seen and captured!

Last Modified By wolfy at 12 Jan 2011 - 11:31 AM
12 Jan 2011 - 11:42 AM

Hey, many thanks for the award , Wolfy. Its much appreciated. If I'd looked behind me 5 minutes later it would all have been over. Amazing how you can wait for ages for the light then it can appear and disappear in minutes.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:30 PM

Large is simply amazing. This will make a stunning print I'm sure Smile

12 Jan 2011 - 12:32 PM

Actually it get's my award too. Just stunning, the sort of moment we all dream about but that few ever experience or capture...

12 Jan 2011 - 12:40 PM

Many thanks Den, very happy to get your award.

Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
12 Jan 2011 - 1:14 PM

An amazing moment captured Paul, i'd be jumping up and down if I saw that lol! Nature at its most beautiful Smile


Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 2:06 PM

The light in Assynt seems to dance across the mountains, usually just out of reach in my experience, but you've caught it bang to rights here Paul. This is one for over the mantlepiece as far as I'm concerned, wish it was my mantlepiece and my image.


mrjes  12 United States
12 Jan 2011 - 2:58 PM

Spectacular shot!

Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 3:24 PM

Stunning. A had to be there moment. Usually this is when you don't even have a camera. Love it!!!!!!!............Sandy

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 5:11 PM

Cracker ! Paul, how often does this happen....behind you ! Ron.

12 Jan 2011 - 5:45 PM

Very nice

12 Jan 2011 - 9:28 PM

Rich, wonderful light. This must have been quite the sight - and it's always so fleeting and quick.
I've not tried my hand at many landscapes, but one day hope to at least capture a few good ones. I seem to gravitate mostly to people pictures.
Enjoyable to see landscapes well done.


Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 10:41 PM

A big panto moment! Excellent, Paul.

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