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David Paterson

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A visit to the Isle of Skye
« on: May 13, 2017, 19:53:58 »
Mikes (Mike Selby) is on holiday in Scotland and we went together to the Isle of Skye for a couple of days. These are a few of my images, and I hope Mike will post here too.

1. Dunvegan Castle gardens.
2. Sunset behind "Macleod's Table".
3. Faery Glen, near Uig.
4. Evening sun at Harlosh.
5. Ruined church at Hinnisdal.
6. Portree, "capital" of Skye.
7. Mallaig, en route to Skye.
8. Looking south from Struan
9. The main cliffs of The Quirang.
10. The southern part of The Quirang


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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 20:40:26 »
Amazing, I spent all day poring over maps getting ideas about what I could do on Skye, and wondering whether I should take more days in October to go there - and ask you if you would join me.
Another thing that fascinates me about Skye, it seems to have many more Norse toponyms than in many other parts of Scotland (except perhaps Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland, I don't know about these).

Excellent images as usual, looking forward to Mike's.
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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 20:52:27 »
Impressive place. Thanks for the images.

  I just donĀ“t get the #6, what are I looking at?

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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 21:19:23 »
Many fine images: thank you!

#1 stands out for me due to textures, colors and to me the photograph of this plant is quite unique. The light on the subject is excellent.

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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 22:01:20 »
Wonderful landscapes - excellent captures and processing.
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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 22:59:49 »
Thanks for the friendly comments.

Simone - I expect I'll be ready for another trip by the autumn - I don't easily tire of Skye. And yes - there are many, many place-names of Old Norse origin scattered around the coasts of nw Scotland and its islands; a fascinating subject for study.

Paco - it's just a snapshot of the main square in Skye's only town. Skye has several times been suggested as a location for an NG get-together, so I was trying to show a variety of things in this post.

David - I agree - this is a beautiful plant, which I have never seen before. I want it for my garden.

Lars - thank you. The landscapes in Skye are unique; I love going there.

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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 23:15:21 »
Very dynamic series, Dave!  The first two images are killers!
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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2017, 08:51:52 »
Beautiful images that encapsulate Skye's rather unique characteristics. Excellent processing has brought out its lovely colours, even where they were not obvious because of the mistiness that occurs at times. I do like #8 "Looking south from Struan" (taken using a fence post for stability, if I remember correctly), and the The Quirang images. Your new 200-500 zoom is a great tool.

I am now in Shieldaig for a couple of days. Unfortunately I will have to wait until I get back to my laptop in Tokyo to process and post mine. In the interim, a couple of iPhone snaps from the pub here will have to suffice.


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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2017, 09:11:43 »
Mike, you are ubiquitous!  Apparently nice place to photograph.
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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2017, 09:13:48 »
Impressive series, David ! 

Great light on the first one, Mike !!

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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2017, 09:47:25 »
Beautiful series David.
Sky is one of the most impressive places I've been and it's likely I'll go there again (I rarely visit the same place 2 times).
When we visited Sky we took a tour with a local photographer and he showed us many beautiful places.
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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2017, 10:20:03 »
Thank you, Akira, John and Chris, for your kind comments.

Mike - good to hear from you and I see you made it safely to Shieldaig. The weather forecast remains changeable, with sunshine and showers predicted for most days, so you should get some decent opportunities. My Skye files did require a bit more pp than is normal for me, but they mostly look ok.

Good luck for the rest of your trip.

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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2017, 20:35:28 »
Great light on the first one, Mike !!

Thanks, John. The light was beautiful indeed.

Mike - good to hear from you and I see you made it safely to Shieldaig. The weather forecast remains changeable, with sunshine and showers predicted for most days, so you should get some decent opportunities. My Skye files did require a bit more pp than is normal for me, but they mostly look ok.

Good luck for the rest of your trip.

Thanks, Dave. It was a beautiful, warm sunny afternoon here, after heavy rain showers in the morning! I was almost tempted to sample a local ale in the pub at Applecross.

Mike, you are ubiquitous!  Apparently nice place to photograph.

Hi Akira - yes, it is a great place for photography!
Mike Selby - Sydney

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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2017, 21:05:38 »
A few more images from Skye -

1. Abandoned farm near Cabost
2. Weathered timber at Hinisdal.
3. In the interior - Trotternish.
4. Mike contemplates some dare-devil climbing in the Faery Glen.
5. Big sea view from Duntulm.
6. Castle ruins at Duntulm.
7. "MacLeod's Tables" at sunset.

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Re: A visit to the Isle of Skye
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2017, 21:18:25 »
With every image posted here Scotland moves up closer to the top of my travel wishlist.
Thanks, David.
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