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Road to Glen Brittle

By JohnParminter  
Taken back at Easter on my trip to Skye.

Not sure if this photo actually does the scene presented to you as you crest the rise and begin the descent to Glen Brittle any justice.

I've been in and around mountains all my life but on first view of this I was genuinely in awe.

Thanks for looking.

Tags: Scotland Cuillin Landscape and travel

Voters: Shutterbybaby, andytvcams, Naturesview and 107 more

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23 May 2008 6:28PM
Its a beautiful view and well captured

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Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
23 May 2008 6:30PM
gorgeous Smile
glyndwr 9 66 10 Wales
23 May 2008 6:32PM
Good lead in with the road, brilliant light and exposure.

Robert
pmaclll 11 5 Scotland
23 May 2008 6:36PM
lovely shot, I like it
Jouİo 12 56 Finland
23 May 2008 6:37PM
stunning light / colours!

Jouko
newy17 11 273 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 6:43PM
Simply beautiful.
ian
23 May 2008 6:43PM
Stunning shot, beautiful colours, composition and light. I can see what you mean about being in awe.
Sylvia
Photospot 9 9 Latvia
23 May 2008 6:50PM
Perfect lighting you've caught there! Like the contrast between the light and shadowy areas.
alwolf 9 341 3 England
23 May 2008 6:51PM
Fanatastic image view large to see it at it's best
alan
AidanT 10 49 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 6:54PM
Great light and colours to this, good to see Skye from a new angle (well to me at least)
Oh it's good alright my friend, must have been well into the day to get the light round far enough to illuminate wee spur, which always hides.
Grand time on Skye, that's what I like to hear.

All the very best
``dougie
conrad 12 10.9k 116
23 May 2008 7:09PM
This looks absolutely wonderful. Don't see why it wouldn't do the scene justice.
User_Removed 9 172 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 7:10PM
Stunning

Mark
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
23 May 2008 7:24PM
Cracking image John. Ron.
edwood 9 3 Scotland
23 May 2008 7:26PM
great image.
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
23 May 2008 7:35PM

Quote:This looks absolutely wonderful. Don't see why it wouldn't do the scene justice.


Thanks all,
Conrad, I think it's one of them cases where the camera just can't portray the impact and massive scale of things, obviously accentuated by the fact it was the first time I had seen this scene.
Pleased with the snap though.
John
23 May 2008 7:48PM
thats as good as any i have seen in the tourist brochures
well done
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
23 May 2008 7:57PM
Super, really beautiful scene well captured.

B.
martin.w 14 474 22 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 8:15PM
As good as any snap I have seen Smile
User_Removed 9 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 8:16PM
Cracking shot.

I know what you mean. I found that a wide angle shot from the car park just down from there somewhat diminished the impressiveness of the corrie. It's one time when the peripheral detail that the lens supplies really doesn't help in conveying the sense of place. The great slab of the flank of Sgurr Thuilm retreats far too quickly rather than dominates the way it does when seen with the eye. I'm not sure what the answer is. I suspect that a more representative sense of scale might be delivered by a detail shot but perhaps but like many viewpoints, unless you've been there and seen it you can't tell any different. Only the artist, as they say, can see the problem.
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
23 May 2008 9:38PM
Cheers all, I can feel a break from mountain shots for a while.
Taa,
John
Fisher2 9 1 Ireland
23 May 2008 10:03PM
Sharp and crisp ,looks great
Dessy
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
23 May 2008 10:25PM
Ohh thanks Pete, that's a very pleasant surprise.

Taa very much, appreciate it.
John
Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
23 May 2008 10:39PM
well done on the EC Smile
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
23 May 2008 11:39PM
Cheers,
To be honest, I wasn't even going to process this one and about to delete it then had a change of heart and gave it a go.
John
Derek3755 10 4 United Kingdom
24 May 2008 2:27PM
Stunning!

Derek
User_Removed 9 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
24 May 2008 4:04PM
John, I was wondering whether one solution might be to crop the bottom off the shot and make a double aspect pic out of the top part, allowing the coire to dominate ?

Chris
24 May 2008 9:42PM
Unbelievable, well done
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
24 May 2008 9:58PM

Quote:John, I was wondering whether one solution might be to crop the bottom off the shot and make a double aspect pic out of the top part, allowing the coire to dominate ?

Chris



Another way is to take 2 or 3 portrait orientation shots zoomed in then stitch together, theres always the transform tool as well to pull the top corners up and out, neither of these I use as I prefer a quick workflow so have to make do with what the camera see I guess.
John
MarkT 12 119 2 England
25 May 2008 5:46PM
That's some view - superb capture John and congrats on the EC. Smile

Mark.
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
25 May 2008 11:39PM
Thanks all, appreciate the comments.
John
dathersmith 9 554 12 England
26 May 2008 10:34AM
Missed this one John, a superb shot and well deserving of the EC.

Darren.
26 May 2008 2:10PM
Yes I too remember the first time I saw this view - a special moment to remember. Congratulations on the EC.
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
26 May 2008 11:09PM

Quote:Yes I too remember the first time I saw this view - a special moment to remember. Congratulations on the EC.


It's not often I'm stopped dead in my tracks but this was a totally surprising view for me, a few choice expletives were uttered, partly for the scenery and partly for the unfolding photographic opportunities to be had.

Cheers
John
Neil_Higgins 10 35 3 England
27 May 2008 5:22PM
Well its a wonderful mountain scene in lovely light, I'm none too keen on the road, but then again they always provide a quick and easy lead in.
And congrats for the EC.
JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
28 May 2008 7:48AM
Neil, I understand what you say about the road. I think I have another in a Wasdale shot but generally I don't use them. In this location I had others with a burn lead in and a fence lead in but in the end plumped for the road as I thought it combined the best overall balance. I must have been drawn to this particular shot as I deleted all the other comps and just had this left on the hard drive unprocessed until now.
Smile
John
28 May 2008 12:44PM
Cracking image, lovely colours light and composition.
Cheesey.
ovi 13 11 1 Romania
28 May 2008 6:52PM
Fanstastic!Congrats on EC-very well deserved it!
ovi(click).
1 Jun 2008 10:51AM
This shot is just amazing. Everything about it is perfect as with pretty much all your images
30 Jul 2008 7:45PM
A1 quality capture. Regards. Stephen
RoddBC 11 40 United States
19 Sep 2008 9:01PM
Wow!


Rodd
Scott_Scot 12 4 4 Scotland
4 Nov 2008 5:05PM
Oh yea !!!!! Smile


Scotty
clevercloggs 12 237 2 United Arab Emirates
16 Jan 2009 3:19AM
great capture, beautiful colours and great white clouds. I like in particular the fluffyness of the clouds
Bonico 7 Romania
10 Jan 2011 8:53AM
Nice compo/POV!
Bogdan

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