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One of the problems about going to places that I've seen photographed a hundred times before, is that I always have in my head an idea of exactly which shot I want to get from a location that I've never actually even stood in.

In my experience, it's rare that nature conspires to give you exactly what you want, and quite often the location itself isn't quite what you expected (case in point, the famous trees in Val d'Orcia, Tuscany are right next to a major road with heavy trucks screaming by) and it's harder to compose the shot I want than I thought it would be.
So with places that are far away from home and require a holiday to get there, I end up compromising, making do with the conditions I get for the few days I'm there, and promising myself that "I'll come back one day and do it better"

So this shot of the Trotternish Peninsula on the Isle of Skye is the exception. It's one of the very few times that everything has come together perfectly, and I've seen the shot I've been carrying around with me in my head for a couple of years, materialise right infront of the camera.
The light sweeping across the landscape only lasted for a few seconds...but it was enough :-)

Pity the same thing didn't happen when I made the trek up the Old Man of Storr and out to Elgol beach. Oh well, I'll go back there one day and do them better......

Same morning and location as:



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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 | f13 | 17mm

Workflow in Nikon Capture NX2. Resize for web PS CS3

Thanks in advance for any comments or faves.
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:iconfraubeutlin:
FrauBeutlin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Great colours and light!
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Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Featured : [link]
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JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Breathtakingly beautiful. Andy, you're a true artist!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Thanks :-)
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am speechless. :wow: :clap:
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:iconnattimus:
nattimus Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
cool
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Thankyou
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nattimus Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Thankyou :meow:
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:iconarwenarts:
ArwenArts Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Amazingly composed! Wonderful :clap:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thanks so much
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psyfre Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Congrats on the luck. Incredible light, great photo.
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ScottishThistle Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This shot is incredible. I think your patience was well rewarded.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Thanks a lot :-)
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kretzolina Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
:love:
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous landscape pano. Well done.
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:iconwraxaon:
WraxAon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Glad you got the shot you were looking for - it's great!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Thanks, this is one of my favourites from the trip
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KeroOx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Just a-ma-zing ! :clap:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Thanks again
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010   General Artist
fantastic light , great shot mate :D
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
:-)
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hhryah Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Such dedication to your photography! Beautiful colors and details, especially that rich red hue in the mountains.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
...and again :-)
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Mr-Heli Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Truly love the light here :) Nice work with it!
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CharmingPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
speechless... what a beautiful image. xx
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Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
amazing view! Lovely to see such a vast and pretty landscape with those colours and smoothness to the clouds. well done :)
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Thanks, it was a wonderful morning
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Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
No worries! It sure looks amazing!
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gordonrae Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Well done Andy, but i have a question for you, do you ever take any bad shots :lol:

:+fav:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Lol, I take literally HUNDREDS of bad shots on every trip...you just don't get to see them here :-)
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gordonrae Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
:lol:

don't we all :)
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:iconquallart:
quallArt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Skye is a fantastic place and you've managed to capture it in a such beautiful way
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Thanks so much, you're right, it's an amazing place
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EvaMcDermott Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
You caught some excellent light here Andy.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Thanks Eva, it was a wonderful morning
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:icontorsten-hufsky:
Torsten-Hufsky Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
a really breathtaking shot
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Thanks so much
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dwth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 124th.:wave:
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:iconrocqua:
rocqua Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
great shot. it really combines superb light, epic scenery and skilled composition.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Cheers mate
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Wonderful view suffuced with that mystical Andy Mumford softness and mood.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Cheers David
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poe47 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Cheers
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:iconcomfortsound:
ComfortSound Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wowzer! Andy, you just keep on amazing me, keep it up! :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Thanks so much
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zelos22 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
wow, so amazing!!
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xMEGALOPOLISx Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
woah! :+fav:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Cheers Marcin :-)
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Felfyron Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
I've always loved your photography. This is just wonderful to look at!
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17 mm
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Apr 8, 2010, 6:08:47 AM
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