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Quiraing  - Re-edit by AndyMumford Quiraing  - Re-edit by AndyMumford
After I returned from Scotland I didn't spend enough time editing the shots, and this one in particular was rushed...I was never happy with, so I've gone back and done it again. This has a darker foreground..in the last one it was much brighter which reduced the contrast and drama in the shapes of the landscape and the light, and I've also cropped it a little on the right.

A shot looking east into the rising sun from the Quiraing, Isle of Skye
It's a very very common location, but the place we stayed was 5 minutes driving from here...so what are you going to do? NOT shoot it?

I had wonderful conditions that morning, the sun was mostly obscured, but as the cloud wasn't too heavy, there was still plenty of colour in the sky and breaks in the cloud for sun beams.

From the exact same spot I captured my last submission about 15 minutes later with a telephoto lens.


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Taken from the Quiraing, Northern Skye, Scotland
Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Hoya ND400 9 stop ND | Lee 0.9 3 stop hard grad |
30 secs | f11 | 17mm

Workflow in Nikon Capture NX2. Resize for web PS CS3

Thanks in advance for any comments or faves.
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:iconwhitecrank:
WhiteCranK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Omg this is epic!!! :D
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:iconsalilssahani:
SalilSSahani Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is Awesome :)!!!
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:iconsimonebyrne:
simonebyrne Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Photographer
Absolutely stunning!!
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:iconiatemypencils:
iatemypencils Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:O:O
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:iconhelens-serendipity:
Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning :D
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:iconpiglet365:
piglet365 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Hell's Teeth! What an amazing shot...You have made it far from common with your treatment of it. I've never seen it in this light.
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:iconjaynedarcy:
jaynedarcy Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just amazing! The hills in the foreground remind me of thick nap velvet which stretches back to a coarser cotton. May be a common sight, but you've given it an uncommon touch. Thank you!
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:iconzelma1:
Zelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Stunning!
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:iconzhangzongzheng:
zhangzongzheng Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing
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:icontheblackpancake:
TheBlackPancake Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks so wonderful!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Thanks so much
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:iconvootoo:
Vootoo Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I lived there for 4 years and I still couldn't get a shot like this! Great capture :heart:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Thanks so much...I was in Scotland for 6 days, have crap weather for 5 of them, no decent sunsets, but I accept that I got really lucky here.
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MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I VERY much doubt there are any other photos of this location even approaching this quality.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Ooh, I don't know, it's a very often photographed shot. But thanks a lot, I'm glad you like it :-)
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EternityInTwilight Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
It may be a common location but you got a spectacular shot out of it. Great contrast between the colorful lit up sky and the dark and brooding land. Beautiful. :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Thanks so much
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:iconandreupardales:
andreupardales Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010   Photographer
beautiful!!!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Thanks so much
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:iconnathanspotts:
nathanspotts Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Amazing shot, I want to BE there
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
It's an amazing place
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:iconkirliancamera:
KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Looked awesome then, looks awesome now!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Cheers matey....I'm much happier with it now
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ccdavies1 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Wow!!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
:-)
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:iconinmymind81:
inmymind81 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! :clap:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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XxWild-Young-heartxX Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
is this real or or ... i mean is it really real :wow: its beautiful.i love your work.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Thanks so much, yep, it's real....it's an amazing landscape
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c1n3kk Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
stunning! love the colors and light.
:+fav:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Thanks so much
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:iconmarcopolo17:
marcopolo17 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Famous shot, Andy!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Cheers Marc
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
my preference for all I have seen in 2010...
Great respect my friend
Phil
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Thanks so much Philippe
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Beautiful shot Andy.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Cheers mate
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Took my breath away man, stop showing off! :) One of my new favs of yours! Wondeful cloud movement. Fantastic colors. :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Lol, thanks so much
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DomWills Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
outstanding work, well done.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Thanks so much
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: ;)
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da-phil Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, there is magic in it! well captured andy :clap:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Love the soft light on the hillside. Very cool

aF
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Cheers :-)
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:iconmj-magic:
mj-magic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is such an inspiring capture! :heart:

i love how you always capture the light so beautifully!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Thanks so much
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:iconmj-magic:
mj-magic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome andy! :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great edit Andy
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