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The Cuillins of Skye...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...on Monday the weather changed completely and the sun shone across Skye. I traveled North on the Island, as far as Flodigarry on the East coast, as I returned South I stopped quite a lot, this is one of them, high on the moor above Sligachan, the sun lit these wonderful mountains, Glamaig, Beinn Dearg the ridge in the centre, and Marsco with it's strange angular sides.

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Tags: Landscape and travel Four days on skye

Voters: RogH, jaktis, rangerpaul and 37 more

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jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
16 Sep 2007 8:24AM
An impressive view


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rangerpaul 10 19 7 England
16 Sep 2007 8:55AM
Looks like a Colin Prior shot and that's no bad thing.
Great image
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
16 Sep 2007 9:02AM
Majestic landscape Dougie, superb light. Ron.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
16 Sep 2007 9:21AM
Majestic is the right word for this view.Stunning.
Simon_Palmer 11 759 11 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 9:28AM
That is really nice, they are both very good. On my laptop I would go for pic2 tho. Whichever way, good stuff.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
16 Sep 2007 9:35AM
Pic 2 by a whisker, but a lovely scene all the same Dougie.

User_Removed 10 407 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 9:44AM
great image, prefer pic 2
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
16 Sep 2007 10:17AM
beautiful in all its majesty, a lot of work behind this one.....oh! to have the time to do this lucky man Smile
16 Sep 2007 10:23AM
Don't wish your life away my friend, it'll come sooner than you think, I was astonished when the day arrived.

It's pouring down here in Glasgow,how fair's it with you?
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 10:34AM
Happy to hear that you had such a good time on Skye this time. The picture is a good proof to that statement. I don't really know, do I like the lighter on best, or the moodier one - ??? They are both gorgeous.
16 Sep 2007 10:41AM
Thanks Johanna, my hostess on Skye, Lesley from Coruisk House was telling me that it took her a long time to realise that Skye actually looks better when it's dark and moody, I went out of my way to prove her correct. In the process I really enjoyed my stay on The Misty Isle... I'll be back.
Neil_Higgins 11 35 3 England
16 Sep 2007 11:06AM
Version 2 for me, either way its a fabulous view of the Cuillins, well done.
Barrynic 10 16
16 Sep 2007 11:16AM
No. 2 for me Dougie but both versions are very impressive Smile
glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
16 Sep 2007 12:02PM
Great work, beautiful scene.

JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
16 Sep 2007 12:32PM
Definately v2 for me, the lighter one is superb. My brother and members of our club have just done the ridge. This is a very saleable picture Dougie.
Which stitcher and blending process did you use as I'm keen to do more panos.
16 Sep 2007 12:38PM
PTgui and I fiddled the rest a little, but not much, it was hand held, hence the large number of files. I do use "really right stuff" panorama head and bar.
AidanT 10 49 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 12:49PM
Version two is the one for me, great view
16 Sep 2007 1:49PM

AngieLatham 13 790 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 3:00PM
Beautifull picture Dougie, the light and detail on the far left mountain is stunning.Glad you had some decent weather on your trip Smile Smile
What a fantastic shot. Very well done
landandlight 11 46 Scotland
16 Sep 2007 5:08PM
A grand view indeed Dougi, I think pic 2 is def the best though with the lighter foreground.
16 Sep 2007 5:09PM
Beautiful - takes me back a few years

Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 7:18PM
Another image that beckons me back.
Love how version 2 brings out the detail in the FG and lights up the patch of heather.
Cheers M'dear you are of course quite right.
BRabbitts 12 3 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2007 7:51PM
Great image, version 1 gets my vote.
danbrann 13 636 17
16 Sep 2007 7:59PM
Stupendous again Dougie together with a great Geography lesson.
This is one wonderful Island Danny, I love it's moody beauty.
trekpete 11 3 Scotland
16 Sep 2007 11:16PM
Wonderful bit of work Dougie. I prefer the 2nd version with the lighter foreground. Nothing wrong with handheld panos. All my Italy pans were handheld.

17 Sep 2007 12:59AM
stunning capture. I prefer pic 2 personally

Dee Smile
17 Sep 2007 2:12AM
A beautiful image.
I prefer the second version, it's nice to be able to make the most of all the fabulous FG detail.

Looks like the second version wins hands down, thanks for all the comments my firnds.

Phil_Restan 11 280 9 England
17 Sep 2007 1:11PM
Hi Dougie, Yes second version for me, but first is still very good. For me this is one of your best of the recent shots. So clear I feel I could walk out into it.

Caledonia 11 2 Scotland
19 Sep 2007 1:29AM
Fantastic panorama ... love all the detail on the mountains. Good sky too.
uggyy 11 2.1k 9 Scotland
23 Sep 2007 1:18AM
Got me tempted to head up there with a tent Smile


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