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I went to bed at around 10.30 got up at 1am to shoot the stars and didnt get back to sleep again until gone 2.30. Then it was time for my 4am alarm and the final ascent of Stac Pollaidh.

One thing I can do is motivate myself to get up when I know there is a good photo up for grabs and this may well be the most spectacular scene I have ever seen. Although I am very confident with my technique I checked my settings more than twice to make sure everything was perfect. The final image is 34mp composed of 4 horizontal frames with massive overlaps (to protect against sun flare issues) In all it took me about 2hrs30 minutes to stitch the images (I had to set up the points myself) and remove all the flares) and a further 30 minutes to correct the image. As such this is my most time consuming process ever but the reults stand up to scrutiny hopefully!
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:icondrnda42:
drnda42 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Shocked
wonderful shot(s)+magnificent stitchwork!...
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:iconmorganwolfram:
MorganWolfram Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful!
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:iconbuntcone:
Buntcone Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful panorama
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:iconmatthewnm:
MatthewNM Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Amazing!!
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:iconda-phil:
da-phil Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulations! your outstanding work has been added to the Featured Gallery of #panoramicshot
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:iconahorselv:
Ahorselv Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Stunning shot!!!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
looks like your hard work paid off big time - both in getting the shot and stitching/processing it!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much :) I think so!
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:iconmishelangello:
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Magical!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful view
great work
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:icontivekcm:
TiveKcM Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Great
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:iconasydhouse:
asydhouse Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
you sir are an artist!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:icontifung:
Tifung Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very impressive, beautiful work.
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Jhammo52 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: Gorgeous view! I love how the rock walls frame the horizon! :clap: I hope I can visit a place like this one day! :)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :)
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   General Artist
What a view, love the comp.. very nice :)
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:iconbendianna:
BenDiAnna Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Inspirational scene, very beautiful! Nice interesting foreground, love the way the light is hitting it, really brings you into the scene.
I think a black or white border around this might help accent the picture better than DA's background color though :D Just a thought :)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, I used to do borders but then I just decided it iddnt make much difference! Thanks though
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:iconahko:
ahko Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Awesome, you can really feel the weight of the mountains.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thats a lot of weight to feel!
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:iconsheltonw:
SheltonW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! Will definitely have to :+fav: this one.
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:iconandrewkumlerphoto:
AndrewKumlerPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
This looks great. Nice control of the light. Wonderful details as well.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:iconvaticinium:
Vaticinium Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
just the depth of this pic is astounding alone
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:iconpaulwhipps:
PaulWhipps Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply amazing result!
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Photographer
Amazing!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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:iconcapn-smollet:
Capn-Smollet Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bleedin' henry thats AMAZING! Were abouts do you go to find theses stunning places?
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Scotland :)
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:iconpuuronen:
Puuronen Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
So good capture! Really worth the work :)
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:iconcassannder:
cassannder Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Now that is spectacular <3
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconlunas-brightlight:
lunas-brightlight Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
amazing! Love the light!
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:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
hmm not for me this one the composition just doesnt work
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
why?
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
alex im in know way competent enough to crit your work... and am suffering from image overload atm,but..... i find the foreground elements too imposing to view past and into the distance....theres no connection or flow between a foreground that feels out of your field of view and a far distance.... it almost looks like two images stuck together....the far distance all looks like a lot has gone on to remove lens flare as well...
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
fair points except for the last one, there are no adjustments to remove lens flare in the distance, I selected different parts from different frames to remove the flare, thats why I had big overlaps. I have removed flare from the foreground using adjustments. Hopefully when I print it big the view won't be so small. You might be suprised how little I have changed this from the original frames, the time mostly went into the stitch! Thanks Steve.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
...its just the haze from the sun then.....also,dust spot to the right of that tiny cloud and it looks rotated to the left...
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is also a cloud. As for the horizon, fair cop.
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:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
if thats a cloud its a ridiculous cloud that looks like a dust spot from that distance....
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah I might clone it out for that reason alone though I would feel bad for doing it.
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yiria Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work, absolutely stunning! :clap:
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freshmagicmushrooms Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Amazing, love the warm tones on the rocks!
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:iconpaubuenoz:
PauBuenoZ Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
BEAUTIFUL :love:!
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:icongreg-mckinnon:
Greg-McKinnon Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
I'm not one for words so I won't try, but stunning! :) Wild and ancient stuff indeed.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :) Wild and ancient, I like that.
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:iconscotto:
scotto Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
Great shot and processing :)
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful pic! :)
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