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Inverpolly Canyonlands by Alex37 Inverpolly Canyonlands by Alex37
his shot of Stac Pollaidh shows just what unusual (or usual?) conditions can do for a scene. Although Stac Pollaidh lies in Scotland, I can't help the association with the more famous Caonyonlands, of America. This shot also illustrates the benefits of just going for it. I sat out two spells of snow and strong winds on Stac Pollaidh on this afternoon, all part of an Atlantic low pressure system. I still hung on to the hope of some light though and I was (eventually) rewarded. Stac Pollaidh, like much of the surrounding area is made of 1 billion year old Torridoian sandstone.
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Meema Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It really looks like something out of this world.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I havent really shot a sunset through cloud before
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
great shot i love it
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allanmemangallan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, amazing pict.. feelds like in the gate of heaven :D
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Dee-T Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
It's a very interesting view indeed! I loved those rounded stacked rocks there - and dramatic lighting here too
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solrighal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup, this is another stunner. Patience is a virtue that I'm not blessed with. You obviously are.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. You kind of have to be patient, that's just the way it works :P
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers Jake
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iainmuir Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Hi Alex. I just stumbled upon your fantastic pictures of Coigach. It would be great if you could put them on the Achiltibuie Appreciation Society Facebook site photo pages ([link])

Err, by the way Stac Pollaidh is in Ross-shire, not Sutherland - but hey, as you say it's over a billion years old and it used to be near the south pole, so who's complaining?
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011   Photographer
in love with this one Alex, fantastic mystical atmosphere/light!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers Adam, I think this one has had a bit of a lukewarm reception but I do like it because I feel it is a little unusual and captures the atmosphere of the drifting weather :)
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multix Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent light here Alex, i like the snow at the bottom A good image indeed.
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delph-ambi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Stunning, and utterly beautiful.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful shot Alex
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers Drew
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Another incredible shot, love the shapes in the mist (or clouds :D) here.

Certainly a worth while trip Alex :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes :) Thanks
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Juliana-Mierzejewska Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured here [link]
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LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awesome conditions for shooting...I'm not sure I would have had your patience. Really a striking and original image!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful atmosphere
great work
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing pic! :)
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Is this the pass you came up or just a random gorge you shot down?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
random. The climb itself is straightforward except for a scramble at the end which isn't technical
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
cool, I'm not a fan of scrambles on steep inclines.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
And makes me realize that I need to get my ass in the mountains more often
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
indeedy mountains are great
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
This is flippin awesome! Something totally different for you.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. I have really had these conditions before.
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Heather713 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, it's beautiful. Wonderful shot!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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Heather713 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
You're welcome!
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Youmitori Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
i do love this picture .. the fog makes it seem a little cozy although it must have been pretty cold
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much. Yes it was very cold in the wind, although I was well dressed so I didnt feel it too much :)
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot! Really like the atmosphere of this.
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martianhalo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Yes, where's the dragon? ;)

Lovely golden light. Great capture.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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curdleboy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I bet a fair few wacom tablet wielding fantasy lovers on here will be itching to add a castle and a dragon or two to this image..
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
love it...
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha probably, it's happened before!
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