Author Topic: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)  (Read 1855 times)

David Paterson

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Simato (Simone Tomasi) and I had our almost traditional autumn meet, with the intention of spending two days and a night at a very remote climbers' refuge below the Cuillin mountains in western Skye .This refuge is really only accessible by boat, though there is a four to six-hour hiking route across very rough, boggy ground and a wide river to cross. We went by boat.

We had very mixed weather during the all of the 5-day trip but our time at the remote location was mostly good, with dramatic skies, blustery winds and heavy rain-showers. After we were back in civilisation a big storm came in.

The images are in correct chronological order.

1. The Beinn na Caillich range near Broadford, Skye.
2. Fields near 1.
3. The Cuillins, seen from Elgol (the boat harbour).
4. The summit of Sgurr nan Gillean from Elgol (500mm).
5. Elgol harbour (some editing applied to this image).
6. The island of Soay, from the boat.
7. First sight of the refuge.
8. The skipper heads for home.

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Re: There and back agaian - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 12:35:00 »
Thanks for sharing, indeed it looks like you had challenging weather ;) The third image really stands out, thilling light and framing ;)
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 12:37:03 »
David, you obvious are intent on luring us back to Scotland again. Resistance is futile. I realise this now :D

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 12:37:28 »
Fabulous as always, you get the best out of any weather  :)

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 12:42:48 »
I agree. 

The third shot for me too.  Nice touch to see the flag on the refuge.

Fabulous as always, you get the best out of any weather  :)
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 12:43:57 »
The Cullins are fascinating, like feet bathing alpine mountain tops. I wonder how deep these mountains go down into the seabed?

here is a shot I took in 1998 which later won the "blue" challenge in old Nikongear.
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 14:26:11 »
Beautiful and dramatic series!
My pick is the second one with the beautiful ligt and the half circle rainbow!
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 16:21:45 »
Dramatic and impressive!

I would say that you were "blessed with" the weather condition.  The rainbow was an added bonus in the true sense of the word.  Glad you enjoyed the outing!

While the rainbow shots are pleasing, the summit of Sgurr stands out to me.  I don't necessarily think that the sharpness is everything in general, but this one seems to be a prominent example of how the sharpness makes a great image.

The lighting of the first one is a treat.
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018, 17:12:48 »
is this real world?
such impressive pictures  - let´s go there
(and then realize it is better to buy a book from David  :P)
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2018, 17:28:44 »
> irrefutable infatuation, inspirational imagination does great light<

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2018, 19:11:58 »
Thank you, everyone who has posted, and forgive me if I don't mention individual names. I'm very pleased that these images of Skye are pleasing to you.

Some of us have discussed Skye in the context of a 2nd Scotland Week and it is certainly true that Skye is a special place, and this time we did not suffer from crowds, tho' this was because we had gone to a place that is difficult to get to. When we were back in  the accessible parts of the island, it was noticeable how busy the restaurants were. And this is November, not May.

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2018, 06:02:41 »
Wow, the light and the scenery is amazing in these images David!!
Cheers,
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2018, 10:10:35 »
We have been shooting side by side for several days and it is inevitable that in many cases we have very similar if not nearly identical shots.
I am very sorry to say that almost invariably David's version is better than mine.
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2018, 10:13:39 »
We have been shooting side by side for several days and it is inevitable that in many cases we have very similar if not nearly identical shots.
I am very sorry to say that almost invariably David's version is better than mine.

I don't think so, but even if it is true, your drone shots are way more than just the make ups!
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2018, 13:24:30 »
We have been shooting side by side for several days and it is inevitable that in many cases we have very similar if not nearly identical shots.
I am very sorry to say that almost invariably David's version is better than mine.

Only the first part of that is true. From what I saw before you went home, your images were easily the equals of mine.

In any case, it's not a competition.