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Five Sisters of Kintail

By pfheyes  
Taken on my hike over the Five Sisters ridge last week. This is a view towards Sgurr nan Spainteach and Sgurr na Ciste Duibh.

The shot was taken when the clouds were starting to lift and break, and sunlight was starting to light up the ridge and the surrounding mountains. I took a few images from this viewpoint, but this is my favourite as the light picks out the ridge and peaks from the unlit surroundings.

Any comments and critique welcome. Try looking at the large if you can.



p.s. Because of the image contrast, I haven't been able to get this in a state that I'm 100% happy with. So please feel free to mod it in any way you see fit.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: robbiebreadner, Mick_Clayton, BillyGoatGruff and 24 more

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BillyGoatGruff 15 191 199 England
17 Oct 2008 12:10PM
Awesome, Pete!!
matmonty 17 139 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2008 12:15PM
Great detail, better seen large.
fatherpie 14 18 12 England
17 Oct 2008 12:21PM
I like it just the way it is!
nice shot as it it excellent detail !
BERTRAM 14 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2008 1:08PM
A great landscape image,nice and clear.
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
17 Oct 2008 2:04PM
Great with the light sending shadows from the ridge

GrahamNobles 14 9 4 England
17 Oct 2008 2:37PM
Looks like a good edge walk!
bazhutton 15 25 England
17 Oct 2008 2:51PM
Nicely composed.

rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
17 Oct 2008 4:26PM
Awesome mountainscape, very exposed. Ron.
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2008 7:33PM
Thanks all.

martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2008 10:36PM
Criminally under viewed, but a cracking mountain-scape Smile
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2008 10:45PM
Thanks Martin, much appreciated. Smile

JohnParminter 15 1.3k 14 England
17 Oct 2008 11:42PM
I think its fine as it is Pete, the fg snow is exposed correctly giving plenty of detail and the rest of the scene is of a high mountain ridge in changeable weather. There aren't many people who are prepared to get into positons such as this with camera gear and be able to take a very competant shot....I know, I've tried and failed on many an occasion.
Just a thought, it may not receive loads of views and votes but that doesn't detract from it, it may be that high mountain ridges aren't very popular and to everyones cup of tea subject wise.
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2008 9:48AM
Thanks very much, John. I'm not particularly hung up on views/votes to be honest. I think your assessment is pretty much on the nail, though I've had decent responses when the light/atmosphere is much more dramatic. I think this is a bread-and-butter image for me, but that doesn't make it a bad one. Smile

Thanks for the feedback - much appreciated. Smile

trekpete 16 3 Scotland
20 Oct 2008 12:23AM
A great dramatic shot of this fine ridge. Done it a few yrs back in a day long inversion.


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