Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Suilven from Stac Pollaidh by Alex37 Suilven from Stac Pollaidh by Alex37
I had an absolutely beautiful afternoon up Stac Pollaidh with the best visibility I had seen in Scotland. Sadly the sun sunk behind a bank of cloud shortly after this image, not to reemerge until the next day. It's still nice to have a sunny day view though.

Words cannot describe just how aweinspiringly massive this view is.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmorganwolfram:
MorganWolfram Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Writer
Incredible!
Reply
:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive view! I bet it doesn't really do justice to what you really have seen.
Reply
:iconallanibanez:
allanibanez Featured By Owner May 18, 2011   Photographer
this is superb alex. forgive me for being out of touch, but what camera are to using these days - you got yourself another mk2?
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Alan, and yeah :)
Reply
:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Now that is a Vista, well captured. Very natural looking.
Reply
:icondienices:
Dienices Featured By Owner May 8, 2011   Photographer
Can't find any fault with this alex; technically superb and who can question your choice of location? Well done thanks for sharing :-)
Reply
:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
best of the bunch for me amazing clarity superb landscape.....
Reply
:icongreg-mckinnon:
Greg-McKinnon Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
My word.
Reply
:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
lovely.... beautifully balanced and exposed, almost otherworldly! a view to lose your eye in
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, I have never had so much to look at at once!
Reply
:icontwelvemotion:
twelvemotion Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Love the reflection of the sky in the lake! Awesome.
Reply
:icongeishatron:
Geishatron Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wooooooow! *___*
Reply
:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   General Artist
Love days like that, great air clarity and visibility while you're in the mountains :) Lovely comp and what a place :D
Reply
:iconjameshackland:
JamesHackland Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Photographer
Impressive location and well captured!
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks James
Reply
:iconromylyn:
Romylyn Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
BREATHTAKING PANORAMA.
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
Reply
:iconragnaice:
ragnaice Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you need words for when you've got a picture! :D Great view! I almost thought it was a picture from Iceland :)
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I am going there this summer for two weeks :D
Reply
:iconragnaice:
ragnaice Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
To Iceland? Awesome! Welcome :) You'll put your camera to good use, I'm sure =P and I hope you'll visit the east side of the Westfjords, that's the best part... :D
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
We are doing Laugavegur and then camping around the south of the island I think. Getting around iceland is super expensive I've heard you can hitch hike but I dont know how easy that will be if its me and my girlfriend and all our camping gear!
Reply
:iconragnaice:
ragnaice Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, well, yeah... that could be a problem... it's a shame 'cause in my [super-objective :roll:] opinion, you're missing the best parts. Well, another time maybe :lol:
Reply
:iconpitaten2:
Pitaten2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks as if it's all floating in the sky ^^
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
Reply
:iconsnaphappy101:
snaphappy101 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice pic :)
Reply
:iconroovette04:
roovette04 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
breathtaking!
Reply
:iconalban-expressed:
alban-expressed Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
That IS an amazing view, a very rugged landscape. Wonderful. :-)
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much Alban
Reply
:iconbogdanepure:
BogdanEpure Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful panorama but if you allow me: I would have expected the reflection to be a little darker than it is.
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I welcome critique :) In this case the only thing I have darkened is the blue part of the sky as a gradient everything else is a single exposure.
Reply
:iconbogdanepure:
BogdanEpure Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, than that is why...
Reply
:iconpistolpete2007:
Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's almost like another planet.Great capture!
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much
Reply
:iconspicedwinefanfic:
spicedwinefanfic Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Words cannot describe just how aweinspiringly massive this view is.

That picture gives us a good idea though!
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah but only an idea. I do have a shot which captures the scale better :D
Reply
:iconabsurdistx:
AbsurdistX Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Wow! Makes you think how beautiful the world can be.
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yep :)
Reply
:iconweaselsoup:
WeaselSoup Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I live not too far from there at Lochcarron, near Torriden. There was a huge fire at Kintail last night, biggest in years, people in Torriden were getting airlifted out. The heather was dry and some numpthy thought it'd be a good time to burn grass.
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's terrible! Fortunately it will regrow but it is so selfish when people do that. I'd be suprised if it wasnt by mistake to be honest!
Reply
:iconweaselsoup:
WeaselSoup Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Oh it was a mistake I have no doubt, but still lots of people gotta burn heather sometimes and the golden rule is keep an eye on your fire and always have water.
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nobody ever has to burn heather! Why would you?
Reply
:iconweaselsoup:
WeaselSoup Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Oh we do it for all kinds of reasons. Mainly it is to keep plants young and vigorus so that they have higher nutritional value. People generally burn little patches in a cyclinal nature over decades, but occasionally somebody messes up and there's a big fire.

Also sometimes we need to clear it for one reason or another, sometimes to plant trees or to get at pete bogs for fuel.
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ah yes, thats slightly different I guess. We call it Swailing on Dartmoor. I cant imagine that getting out of control though, its usually done very carefully...
Reply
:iconweaselsoup:
WeaselSoup Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Same here, this is the first big fire we've had since I was seven.
Reply
:iconneutron2k:
Neutron2K Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Bloody hell that might as well be Arizona!
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah it does look kind of barren!
Reply
:iconneutron2k:
Neutron2K Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I love it lol.
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah I will certainly return. It was bloody hard work but great fun too
Reply
:iconneutron2k:
Neutron2K Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
yeah would probably kill me lol.
Reply
:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well Jake did it after some convincing and motivation so I am sure you could too :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 1024 × 450




Details

Submitted on
May 2, 2011
Image Size
211 KB
Resolution
1024×450
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
4,996
Favourites
319 (who?)
Comments
63
Downloads
299
×