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Caisteal Abhail, setting sun

By FranHalsall  
At 859m Caisteal Abhail is the second highest of Arran's mountains and beyond it lies the Kilbrannan Sound, separating the island from the mainland. Below the craggy summit Ceum na Caillich or 'The Witch's Step', a deep gash in the ridge, is clearly seen. In combination with adjacent peaks, Caisteal Abhail is said to resemble a recumbent figure, hence why it is referred to as 'The Sleeping Warrior'.

Tags: British Landscape Scotland Spring Mountain Sun Outdoors Silhouette Mountains Stone Rock Hills Hill Great britain British isles Summit Outside Arran Blue sky Peaks Granite Ridge Boulders Kintyre Landscape and travel Kilbrannan sound Igneous Caisteal abhail Glen sannox Sunburs

Voters: GERRYGENTRY, RFphotography, porty2003 and 14 more


12 Jun 2010 5:28PM
Loveley light Fran, a beautiful scene well captured.



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Nutters 9 1
12 Jun 2010 5:37PM
looks like your on top of the world!
nice one.
12 Jun 2010 6:22PM
Beautiful, lovely light and composition, I was up there many years ago, brings back memories.
dharker 14 13 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2010 6:52PM
Fabulous picture Fran! Great composition!
12 Jun 2010 8:04PM
Thanks for the comments. It practically is the top of the world! Just beyond those rocks is a 670 metre drop, which was pretty intense. Well worth the 3 hour climb to get there - the view blew me away.
User_Removed 13 11 11 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2010 11:27PM
Captured some lovely light there Fran and handled the tricky lighting very well!

Chris C
13 Jun 2010 10:40AM
Hi Chris,

Needless to say this is two exposures combined together as the contrast range was several stops. But I did wait until the sun was right on the crest of the hill, which significantly helped.
Steve-T Plus
12 56 66 England
16 Jun 2010 11:13PM
Great capture - certainly looks high!

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