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Catch A Fire

By Alan_Coles
Been inspired to go through sone old images of last year's Skye trip. Both my evening and early morning trips to the Quiraing were mist covered. The nearest I got to seeing the complete scene was the early morning trip. About 2 mins earlier I was stood talking to theman in the picture and we could not see 10 ft in front of us...then the sun threatened briefly to burn through and light up the area... off he went and I snapped him walking into the mist. Alas it didn't happen and my images have remained on the cutting floor so to speak. This is my 2nd attempt to work one from this morning... think I need to get back up there.

The title is Bob Marley inspired...someone I was lucky enough to see - back in 1976!

Catch a Fire

Tags: Skye General Quiraing Landscape and travel Bob marley Catch a fire

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Comments


20 Aug 2010 9:51AM
That really does look like my kind of walking
What an image this is... packing my rucksac now

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cassiecat 8 39 46 England
20 Aug 2010 9:51AM
i like the comp and colour and good atmosphere with the mist. youve just got abit of a halo round the rocks on the left. nice one Al.lesley
20 Aug 2010 10:07AM
Good to add human interest but skye is unpredictable weather wise but worth the visits, Rob
20 Aug 2010 10:21AM
Great image Al, sounds like you were lucky to get this shot. Don't think I would have chanced walking off into that mist though, he could well have ended up like you did last year on the Beacon's.

Chris
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
20 Aug 2010 10:21AM
I would love to walk there, a nice atmospheric feel to this. - gary
ChasD 7 4 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2010 10:27AM
A wonderful shot in many ways. Very atmospheric and I like the composition very much.

Charles.
STUARTHILL758 14 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2010 10:45AM
great image
nishchal 6 5 India
20 Aug 2010 11:11AM
Great composition and beautiful colours, I like the presence of human figure which creats an extra intrest in composition.
nishchal
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
20 Aug 2010 11:17AM
Wonderful lighting Alan captured, by the look of it, at the perfect moment. A lovely composition made even better by the inclusion of the walker.
Ron
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
20 Aug 2010 11:34AM
Superb image with the mist rolling in adding an extra quality and dimension to the shot, and with the inclusion of the figure with red lacket helps to add a sense of scale to the landscape.
Ronnie.
20 Aug 2010 11:42AM
Beautiful work and well retrieved from the floor my friend. I've still to manage upthis side of the Quiraing, maybe next year now.

Dougie
soulofharmony 6 22 1 Norfolk Island
20 Aug 2010 12:04PM
this is beautiful work !
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
20 Aug 2010 12:38PM
Like your composition and that light lifts this well, Only been here once but the light was not good, like you and Dougie, I will try and return for another try.
Regards Richard
Blundez 9 3
20 Aug 2010 1:04PM
Great image, so many interesting elements to it and finished off by the walker on his "Quest". Ive only managed to get up there once and needless to say it was raining but even then it is still majestic. great shot full of emotion.
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2010 1:11PM
stunning light and colour top shot Wink
andy
FredF 9 1 France
20 Aug 2010 1:19PM
Superb shot, the person give all the dimensions to the photo.

Fred
mrswoolybill Plus
9 948 1479 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2010 2:07PM
I was last up there in 1976 - climbed up through mist, hit clear sky as we looked over the ridge. This captures the magic and loneliness of the place.
Moira
danbrann Plus
11 620 17
20 Aug 2010 2:11PM
Magnificent.
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
20 Aug 2010 2:57PM
Fabulous work!

Rgds
Paul
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
20 Aug 2010 5:41PM
Fabulously atmospheric shot Alan. The human element gives a great sense of scale. Lovely!

Andy
Platchet 9 5 8 Wales
20 Aug 2010 6:09PM
Thats blown me away Mr Coles, a stunner.
Gazza
20 Aug 2010 6:19PM
fantastic image.

John Smile
20 Aug 2010 7:33PM
Like the person in red walking away make you want to see where the will end up
nice one
Glynnis
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2010 7:48PM
Fabulous landscape mate and a fab image too.
Steve
michaelcombe 7 46 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2010 9:18PM
Some beautiful light there, the mist os great and the person add's a great sense of scale.

Michael
20 Aug 2010 11:27PM
Stunning Smile
LeighRebecca 8 267 10 England
20 Aug 2010 11:40PM
It looks like a beautiful place and some lovely colour. The figure works very well, though the image as a whole is processed a little more than I tend to prefer, especially the saturation of the blue in the top left area.
21 Aug 2010 9:07AM
Excellent shot ~ Superb title.
Doc
User_Removed 9 11 11 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2010 9:22AM
Quality!

Chris C
porty2003 12 97 Scotland
21 Aug 2010 12:24PM
Cracking shot

John
GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
21 Aug 2010 8:24PM
Stunning shot.

Gregor
SteveNZ 8 4 5 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 8:59AM
Amazing colours. Stunning scenery. And, reading what you've said, a perfectly timed shot!
Steve
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 4:25AM
Great atmosphere and stunning capture Al, and I like the inclusion of walker, giving good scale of this place.

regards
Yung
Cor 7 Belgium
24 Aug 2010 4:34PM
SUPERB +++++
cor
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 12:54AM
like it Alan ,looks a great place Smile
5 Sep 2010 3:16PM
Great image, really stunning.

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