Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye


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Skye’s most dramatic geological feature is undoubtedly the Trotternish Ridge escarpment, formed during a series of landslips, which runs almost the full length of the Trotternish peninsula for some 30 kilometres. It contains Skye's most famous landmark - the Old Man of Storr - an isolated gnarly basalt pinnacle, which featured in the opening scenes of Ridley Scott’s blockbuster movie, Prometheus. We braved Arctic conditions in the dark to climb the 2km 350 metre ascent to the Pixabay viewpoint to catch the dawn over this iconic landmark. Thank goodness for down jackets, woollen long johns and ice spikes!! The wind was ferocious, and our fingers were totally numb working the cameras, but we were treated to a truly memorable sunrise making the haul up there really worthwhile. This is just one of many shots we captured. Can you see the two climbers?
18/03/2019 - 16:04mcrtchly
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/60
Aperturef/8.0
ISO100
Focal Length53mm
Views/Likes67/10

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 18/03/2019 - 16:33
Impressive, and oh yeah...wouldn't have noticed those two if you hadn't mentioned it...give a great sense of scale.

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Karlo

go4IT

Link Posted 18/03/2019 - 18:13
Yes, I see them to the right of center E/W, and about a third of the way up from the bottom of the image. You must be commended for the effort that went into this gorgeous scene, and for your expertise composing and processing it. Like.

thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 18/03/2019 - 18:31
Another goodun... great stuff...

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Bill

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 18/03/2019 - 19:55
Another super LIKEd
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davidstorm

Link Posted 19/03/2019 - 22:57
Magnificent stuff, a great amount of credit due to you, this is real photography.

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David
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senn

Link Posted 20/03/2019 - 08:21
A pure marvel !..
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tommyt

Link Posted 22/03/2019 - 19:12
Just beautiful.. Liked.

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Link Posted 29/03/2019 - 22:46
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