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Strange Sighting...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...during a gap between snow showers I was shooting across Loch Torridon, this appeared out of the sky...

Tags: Scotland Highland Torridon Wester ross Landscape and travel

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jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 12:50PM
Very odd but makes for a great dramatic image Smile

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AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 1:14PM
That really is peculiar Dougie - it looks like a giant mobile phone aerial. The mixture of lovely light on the hill and the showers is very atmospheric.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 Nov 2012 1:22PM
Looks like a tall cross delivering a ray of sunshine. How beautiful! .......Sandy
17 Nov 2012 1:30PM
Beautiful, atmospheric image.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 1:34PM
A really beautiful image, a very strange formation indeed, but a real bonus.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Nov 2012 1:36PM
The light catching on the snow capped peak contrasts so well with the heavily shadowed f/g, Dougie: wonderful light and winter colouring, and it does look COOOOOOLD.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
17 Nov 2012 1:37PM
Excellent photo !! This is really a stunning image Smile
17 Nov 2012 1:48PM
An amazing sighting. Well caught.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 2:08PM
Bizarre, never seen anything like that - I shall come back in the hope that someone with meteorological experience can give an explanation! I know you don't like sending photos to the BBC Weather people but they can be very informative on such matters.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 2:10PM
Not "Krakatoa East of Inverness"?
Very striking; must have been amazing to see 'in the flesh'.
The light on that snowbound peak is fabulous.
bill33 Plus
7 36 1 Scotland
17 Nov 2012 2:12PM
In the Hands of the Gods here Dougie, another wonderful capture with some amazing lighting, Its surprising what nature can do at times,you were fortunate to witness and capture this scene, very well done, Bill.
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
17 Nov 2012 3:03PM
Could be an "Exploding Haggis" Wink

Whatever caused it its a once in a lifetime experience and very well caught. Well done! Smile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 3:52PM
how very unusual
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
17 Nov 2012 5:02PM
Very interesting! Beautiful shot!
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 5:20PM
Beautiful shot !!! the light catching the top !!

Can't explain the cloud formation ??.....but even the name 'Alligin' has always sounded a bit creepy, so perhaps
there's some deep goings-on atop that craggy peak ???????.Smile
milky 14 Wales
17 Nov 2012 5:28PM
Nice capture, Beautiful colours--------Milky
Thanks for all your comments and ideas, I have to say that the mark in my opinion is a snow drop or two which fell on my Lee filter, it's quite a big target.

I have to say that I was worried at firts when I saw it that all the images were marked, fortunately just a couple.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
17 Nov 2012 6:58PM
A nice apperance to make a fine image Dougie, good to be around and readyh when that happens
Regards Richard.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
17 Nov 2012 8:29PM
I prefer to ignore your somewhat fantasy-filled explanation, Dougie and believe instead in the supernatural as being a more realistic explanation.Wink
No matter, it does nothing to detract from what is a magnificent view, beautifully captured. That brooding, threatening sky could just have produced such a phenomenon.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 8:36PM
Well Dougie, whatever it was / is it has helped to exercise our thoughts
a great shot
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 9:51PM
How unusual Dougie but well caught good reporting
17 Nov 2012 11:17PM
A beautiful capture, Dougie with lovely light and more of that stunning scenery.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
18 Nov 2012 3:54PM
So lovely

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 6:33AM
A good comp here, even without unusual gaps in the clouds. The weather is the real star here; dramatic clouds and sunlit snow. It's great!
andy_AHG 9 106 6 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 12:06PM
Fantastically atmospheric image. Super work Dougie.

22 Nov 2012 6:07PM
Fantastic clouds and light falling on the snow dusted mountains.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
22 Nov 2012 6:13PM
And yet another excellent one! Ann.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 10:42PM
Looks like an antenna.... aliens?

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