Stac Pollaidh...

By Scottishlandscapes of the many highly individual mountains in Assynt on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Sutherland Wester ross Landscape and travel Ross and cromarty

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Gary_Macleod 12 159 Scotland
5 Oct 2013 10:04AM
gorgeous light you've captured here Dougie,thanks for sharing

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
5 Oct 2013 10:10AM
Such a recognisable outline and from this viewpoint it reminds me of a crouching animal: the cloudy overcast allowed diluted sunshine to drape over "the Stac" and it's neighbouring shoulder, somewhat isolating it from the shadowed f/g and b/g.
My eyesight is not good enough to make out if that white spot is a homestead but if so it put's man's efforts into perspective in this landscape.
Love the soft warm winter tones, Dougie.
Definitely another spot in which to tarry, drink in all that beauty and recharge one's batteries.
5 Oct 2013 10:18AM
Would've loved to have gone up there in the days when my knees actually worked! SadSmileSmile

5 Oct 2013 10:19AM
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
5 Oct 2013 10:50AM
That is some exquisite light and one utterly gorgeous view.

Very nice SmileSmile

5 Oct 2013 10:56AM
Lovely light on that distinctive peak, Dougie. Beautifully captured.
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 11:32AM
Gorgeous shot !!.....lovely almost 'sinister' mood in this beauty !!
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 12:43PM
Like a very big pimple on a much larger face. Quirky. Mountains have characters, even little ones.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 12:48PM

Quote:from this viewpoint it reminds me of a crouching animal

I second that: it's about to spring away from me Smile
Gorgeous light, certainly a spot to bide awhile.
5 Oct 2013 1:07PM
What a wonderful light on the Stac. You've been very lucky on this trip!
Bill:- it's the Sphinx of the North of Scotland.

Johann:- I have to say that it was hard work at times too, the weather was totally unpredictable this trip.

Thanks to all some very good comments, it's gratifying when people take the time to think about what they see.

Dougie GrinGrinGrin
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 1:42PM
Very nice , well taken
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
5 Oct 2013 2:03PM
I indeed take time with what I see Dougie.
It looks like Arthurs Seat in the BG here,
but I know you are not a cheat to photoshop it in !!
Good shot.
Been up Arthur's Seat a few times many years ago.
Used to be a "Wash your face in the Dew" event every year in May as I recall.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
5 Oct 2013 2:27PM
It appears to be a easy mountain to climb. By that I mean, a gradual climb not straight up a rock face. And once at the top it must be wonderful. .....Sandy
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 4:10PM
A landscape which has inspired many from the greatest writers, poets, painters too photographers and I can see why...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 5:23PM
A gorgeous scene enhanced by the lovely light and mist.Smile

5 Oct 2013 7:21PM
Fabulous capture
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 7:28PM
Most impressive landscape image with lovely light.
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 9:07PM
The Rugs first climb up there so it has a special place in my heart.. and I rather like this angle you captured Smile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 10:19PM
'speechless' such a magnificent landscape Dougie
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 7:25AM
The light and colours shout classic Highland scene to me and the brooding sky adds atmosphere. The image has a timeless and very natural feel. Love it Dougie.
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 9:26AM
The weather might not have been kind to you all the time Dougie but that threatening sky makes a great backdrop to that beautiful mountain.

dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 11:45AM
Stunning Scottish landscape, and what a great place to seek solitude. Beautiful capture Dougie.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
6 Oct 2013 2:22PM
The just visible croft gives true scale to the mighty peaks it is sheltering in the shadows of, Dougie.

Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 10:25PM
Lovely light and Mood Dougie.

Mari 13 1.8k Wales
24 Oct 2013 6:03PM
Beautiful composition and light Dougie..

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