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November 27, 2011
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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!

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krissydice Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely picture, looks like an amazing place to visit.
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 =)
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
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!!!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 :)
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Wonderful light. Feels a bit Joe Cornish...even the crop.
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