Sail Gharbh...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...a wide view of the back of Quinag in Assynt, Sutherland. Striking mountain as you turn the corner and plunge down into the hairpin bend.
Quite a lot of dodging to bring the road out from the shadows.

6x images stitched here tripod pano head the works.

Tags: Lewis Landscape and travel An amazing journey

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phil87 8 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2008 4:25AM
love the large version,


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JudeC 9 6 3 England
10 Jan 2008 7:09AM
Wonderful image - Jude.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
10 Jan 2008 7:23AM
Superb Doug, technically as well as photographically. Ron.
SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
10 Jan 2008 7:24AM
Superb image
10 Jan 2008 7:28AM
Excellent work Dougie
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2008 7:53AM
A very 'different' composition, must have provided a real challenge totake as well as in post-capture. The sinuous curve of the road is very compelling.
Dennis_Bromage 9 45 20 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2008 8:24AM
Great image Douglas. The Panoramic format really works for this and really captures the enormous sense of space and scale that you get up there. Great stitching too…

All the best
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
10 Jan 2008 8:29AM
What a superb composition, Dougie - - - fabulous light too Smile

Fran xx
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
10 Jan 2008 8:33AM
Excellent work Dougie!

10 Jan 2008 8:40AM
Wonderful shot Dougie, great detail in large,well done.

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
10 Jan 2008 8:55AM
A great view well handled

Sweep 10 43 England
10 Jan 2008 9:01AM
A superb panorama in every way.
Scott_Scot 11 4 4 Scotland
10 Jan 2008 9:04AM
Great bit of stitching Dougie!

mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2008 9:06AM
Very nice needlework! One of the best pano shots I've seen, giving the full roller coaster curve.
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
10 Jan 2008 9:28AM
Simply fantastic Dougie, you really are the master at this.

User_Removed 9 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2008 9:37AM
A great shot of a fine hill. Assynt is fabulous.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
10 Jan 2008 9:45AM
Love the curves Doug.Superb composition.
MikeA 11 1.3k England
10 Jan 2008 11:28AM
Great composition and detail in this Dougie.

pontybiker 12 208
10 Jan 2008 12:21PM
cracking image.

MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2008 12:58PM
Just wonderful
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
10 Jan 2008 1:24PM
Flawless stitching. Love that curving road, and the expanse of the land. Reminds me of areas of Northern Norway where all you see is land, no houses, and just grazing herds.
AngieLatham 12 790 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2008 1:45PM
your definatly the King of Stitch Dougie! Smile

Another perfect job x
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
10 Jan 2008 3:20PM
It takes a while to see it all ni the big version. Good job bringing out detail without adding a lot of noise. Why are there no trees? Is it the poor soil from the peat? I'm sure there is enough!

Almost totally peat soil, some trees further on, on the lower lying land, this is quite a high plateau here, the trees are mostly Fir and Birch with some Mountain Ash, the occasional Scottish Oak. Some trees are planted for long term sale, but not so far North as this as far as I know.
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
10 Jan 2008 3:55PM
Have looked at this scene on many occasions and thought there should be a photo there, but was rather daunted by the big open space in the middle. I see you've managed to use the road as the link.

Shot it before myself Sue with the pano head without success, the right gear does help, It's such abig space to cover you have to use the road for reference hand held.

Cheers m'Dear, I'm in happy mood, just booking the next trip to Harris next month.
Gary_Macleod 12 159 Scotland
10 Jan 2008 4:46PM
know the road and landscape well ...cracking sot of it

danbrann Plus
12 628 17
10 Jan 2008 4:54PM
An outstanding pano. Well done my friend.
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
10 Jan 2008 5:30PM
a beautiful image Dougie well that's what you were doing when you sent me up that hill Smile
I had to do something while you were emulating a deer, that's not sexual by the way.
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
10 Jan 2008 5:38PM
well all the sheep ran away Dougie Smile
trekpete 10 3 Scotland
10 Jan 2008 5:48PM
Great bit of work Dougie. Great light you have. Last time I was here it was blowing a gale.

It was making my wyes water standing here while Kin was emulating Deer.
10 Jan 2008 7:17PM
Sheep in danger!
Viewed Kin's large and got homesick.
Viewed this large and got more homesick! This shows why I needed the car living in the cottage in Kin's picture. To see all this beauty!
Great composition, like the band of the road winding through the picture and to disapear at the horizon. Great, great, great!

PS. It was making your eyes water and my heart bleed.
Phil_Restan 10 280 9 Scotland
10 Jan 2008 8:05PM
As Sue says we know this place well, if you follow the river that cuts across the centre of the image upstream from the road about 200 mtrs you will find a wonderfull tall and narrow waterfall. One day the light will be right and it will make a grand photo. Not managed it yet , but one day Smile

Anyway back to yours, great pano, gives a good impression of the space.

xinia 11 54
10 Jan 2008 8:32PM
very effective composition Dougie - that 'loopy' road adds so much to it- just that bit different
tonyheps 13 6 1
10 Jan 2008 9:25PM
Classic use of available comps!!

Regards Tony
csr 9 3 England
10 Jan 2008 10:07PM
Large version looks great
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2008 11:36PM
Excellent subject for a panoramic shot Dougie. I like the light and the road sweeping through the scene.

shortski 10 3 1 England
11 Jan 2008 12:13AM
Oh thats gorgeous, love that road, very surreal look, perfect spot for this shot....jojo
Outstanding, Dougie.
johnc1711 12 9 Scotland
13 Jan 2008 7:08PM
A cracker! Great bit of stitching!


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