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Hail and Storr

Hail and Storr
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-25
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Cokin Gradual Grey G2 ND8 P121
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-13 13:39
Viewed: 3733
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The tiny figures of people can just be seen making there way up to the stack known as "The Storr". A 40 min hike to this summit is required but well worth the effort. My short stay up here seen a remarkable change of weather from sunshine to heavy cloud then unbelievably strong winds then a fall of hailstones....see foreground.

The Storr mountain itself forms the southernmost end of the Trotternish ridge which extends in a north-westerly direction, taking in some of the most spectacular scenery on Skye, and offering some of the best opportunities for walking. There are two parking areas at the base of the Old Man of Storr, and trails lead up to the top of the ridge and beyond.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-13 13:49]

Hi Stephen,
a very dramatic landscape made even more so by your composition, the covering of hail illustrating just how varied the Scottish weather can be. The path on the right leads the eye nicely back to The Storr and the patch of blue sky is a nice splash of colour where it's needed. Masterfully done.

Hi Steve,
So you should have a WS with your wife running through the frame, being pelted with large hailstones ;}
Excellent capture at 1/40th handheld & wide open? A most unique piece of real estate, there is no doubt.
Have a great weekend & Nice work!

Hello Stephan,
It's hard to comment on all your great images at your portfolio here, but I love them all.
This image is no exception to that with it's beautiful POV and depth.
Great composition and wonderful color tones and partly dramatic sky in the background.
The small part of blue sky does add to the scene wonderfully and does give the image, although not lighted by straight sunlight, a lovely sence of clarity.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
Kindest regards, Harry

Hi Stephen,
What wonderful rock formations you have captured in this image. A spectacular shot of a great environment. The quality of the image is fabulous. Hope the hail didn't hurt too much.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-07-17 3:59]

Hello Steve,
Wooooow ! You offer us a new dramatic landscape !!! 40min hike are nothing compare the beauty of this great place. The shape of rock is impressive, can it fall down ;-) Atmosphere, colors and sharpness are excellent.
Bravo my friend and thanks for sharing your nice excursions.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-07-17 6:01]

What a dramatic lanscape! This is a perfect composition in making the land look really as wild as it is with the sky full of different moods.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-07-17 17:25]

As usual, beautifully done. Great subject here, and I think the vertical composition really adds a sense of height. I love the patch of blue in the sky. Sorry to hear about the hail, but it does add a bit more interest to the fg.
P.S. It's nice to see you doing for Scotland what you did for the Emerald Isle. Expanding to a Celtic thing are you?

Hi Steve,
You got the real Scotish weather within a few mintures. It does make landscape photography more interesting doesn't it. You did get some lovely light pathes to work with and it illumintated the grass near the storr perfectly. The human does give excellent reference for the size of this rock.

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