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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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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.

Leedslass1 Plus
5 3.5k 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 11:28AM
A great winter landscape, glad you made it safely down.
Toobi_Won 10 77 8 England
2 Jan 2018 11:34AM
Absolutely breathtaking!
This shot has it all!
2 Jan 2018 12:02PM
love;y shot
Ted447 Plus
8 216 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 12:40PM
Stunning well done you for the effort. Ted. GrinGrin
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
2 Jan 2018 12:55PM
A fabulous image. Good for you for the stitching, too. Not an easy task.
RLF Plus
11 18 4 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 1:46PM
UA tomorrow for this majestic snowscape.
Never seen it like this beforeWink
deanjohn 5 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 2:29PM
Great work, I was up there in the summer, well worth the climb ...
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 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 11 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 8 1.6k 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
5 2.2k 3 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.
Vambomarbleye 3 153 14 Scotland
2 Jan 2018 4:40PM
john_starkey 10 2 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 4:48PM
Stunning image Ian, a location I will be hopefully making the trek to in February,

Niknut Plus
11 2.9k 82 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 !! it !!

Happy New Year Ian !!.Grin
2 Jan 2018 5:43PM
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 Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2018 7:08PM
A spectacular landscape; well worth the trek.
ianrobinson 11 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
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
2 Jan 2018 8:01PM
Magical 😀
PhilT2 Plus
11 536 31 England
2 Jan 2018 8:53PM
Lovely shot Ian
richmowil Plus
12 446 2 England
2 Jan 2018 10:44PM
Excellent clarity to this sublime composition!! First Class
Aeros 3 12 1 Canada
3 Jan 2018 4:16AM
Stunning, spectacular, and magnificent are accolades already used, but they demand to be repeated, Bravo Maestro!
3 Jan 2018 7:20AM
Came back to Award your brilliant shot! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Regards from Helen Smile
3 Jan 2018 8:34AM
Great light and pov !!
Masterpiece !
ianrobinson 11 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.
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
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
FabioKeiner 8 111 1 Austria
3 Jan 2018 10:57AM
teepee 18 1.6k 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.
ianrobinson 11 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 11 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.
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2018 9:44PM
Beautiful winter landscape, Superb..
DavidLaverty 10 820 Northern Ireland
4 Jan 2018 1:31PM
Wow! What a shot!
4 Jan 2018 10:56PM
An absolutely stunning image.
Jodyw17 11 5 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2018 11:20AM
A stunning landscape shot, lovely

Philpot Plus
8 390 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 11 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2018 8:20AM
Thank you all so much.
lulubaby 12 4 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2018 12:22PM
8 Jan 2018 3:55PM
Worth the drive and walk in Smile
8 Jan 2018 5:11PM
A special image, well deserving of the awards.
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4233 Canada
10 Jan 2018 5:04PM
Fabulous Ian. Congratulations on POTW!
10 Jan 2018 7:22PM
Just superb.
Stewy 14 103 2 England
11 Jan 2018 12:55PM
A very special capture indeed. Superb photography.
ianrobinson 11 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
15 183 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.
25 Feb 2018 4:15PM
Ansel Adams in color , beautiful shot.
topsyrm Plus
10 28 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2018 4:43PM
Cracking shot of an iconic location. Well done.
ianrobinson 11 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2018 6:24PM
Thank you much appreciated.

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