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Sgurr Tuath Rock Formations by Alex37 Sgurr Tuath Rock Formations by Alex37
These remarkable rock formations at the top of Sgurr Tuath formed a perfect foreground for the view of Stac Pollaidh. The gentle sunlight lasted less than a minute so it was good that I was already set up and actually managed to take a portait oriented image before the light diappeared for good. For me this was the peak of the whole trip, incredibly dramatic cloud and the kind of soft warm light photographers dream of, thrown together with and amazing view and a great foreground. I really could hope for more. The trip to Sgurr Tuath will stay with me for a long time, made all the better by the driving rain, severe gusts and hailstorm we had that afternoon!

See this image on my website: [link]
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:iconkrissydice:
krissydice Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely picture, looks like an amazing place to visit.
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MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
The only criticism I have is that slight halo around the stack in the foreground.
Other than that it's a cracking picture =)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yes I picked up on that myself during processing (which is pretty rigourous) It is a natural phenomena and nothing to do with the processing of the image. Whether it still then counts as a criticism is for you to judge :P
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MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
In that case, nope.
Obviously I need to spend more time in the mountains doing a reality-check then!!!
=P
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No, I can understand your thoughts. When I first noticed it I also assumed that I had done something wrong in processing. It just so happens that the light happened to fall in such a way that it appears as a processing halo.
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coulombic Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Photographer
Absolutely stunning, man. Excellent composition; intricate details, perfect lighting. I'd love to see this printed large. What was your setup?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot. This is a 5DmkII and a 17-40L. F11, ISO100 and whatever shutter speed was required.
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gotta agree with Guy here Alex, one of your best and one of the most unique and perfect captures of Scotland. Excellent scene, stunning comp and exceptional light.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Jake, I knew as soon as I took the image that the conditions couldnt have been better, it was a pretty great moment :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Wonderful light. Feels a bit Joe Cornish...even the crop.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thans Andy, actually when I looked at it on my computer screen that was one of the first things I thought. I don't quite know why though!
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011   Photographer
beautiful light and colours
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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scotto Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011   Photographer
Alex, this is fantastic, great tones and clarity.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, happy with this one :D
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Photographer
Definitely one of your best images Alex!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks James, I agree :)
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walkermarc Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
incredible!! great work, must have been a beautiful trip...regardless of the conditions!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well it was a beautiful trip beause of the conditions :)
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misha-otaared Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
a beautiful capture! lovely work
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Wow! What rocks, they're totally amazing! I guess up theres gonna be some serious erosion going on up there.

Love those hints of sunlight. Stunning...
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess so, but its slow! Thanks
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KrystalTrinity Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, stunning *o*
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delph-ambi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Fabulous. Makes me want to go up there with paints and an easel. Then I realise there's no way I could climb up laden down with all that clobber, so I'm grateful to have your photos to enjoy.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Not only is that a beautiful spot, but you got some terrific lighting for the shot. :thumbsup:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, yes the light was great
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011   General Artist
Alex, your link doesn't work, but I've managed to find it here [link] - it would appear that you've mis-spelt sgorr (you've put sgurr) ;)

Wonderful shot and those rocky formations in that light are extremely striking!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Good spot! Thanks :)

Alex
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011   General Artist
:thumbsup:
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plbeaulieu Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
the luminosity, the exposition of the last 3 shot are awesome!! Very great work !!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much :D
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amcforeverman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
omg!
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Nice rock formations
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011   General Artist
awesome rocks and lovely light, very nice!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers Dan
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PennyLane577 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Great capture Alex! Did you use any filters for this photo or is it all just post-processing?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well it's unfiltered, but there isnt much post processing, it was all done with 2 gradient filters in lightroom.
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ancoben Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Quite prehistoric formations, nice capture
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Anne
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
AWESOME
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VARAKIENEN Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
again with the wow.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
"peak of the whole trip", pun intended or not, I liked that ;)

Great capture all round Alex, the light and rock formations in the foreground are fantastic, very well done!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Phil
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
STunning capture Alex, one of your best.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers Guy
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PeteLatham Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Stunning view Alex. Beautifully captured, as always.

Pete
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RLPT07IDN Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I'm going to,:+fav:
:wow: :clap: Great capture & image. :iconthumbsupplz: :) :highfive:
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