As the UK is still sinking under the weight of unaccustomed snow, here’s another reminder of our warm autumn.
These are the Red Cuillins, smoother and more rounded than the Black Cuillins. They consist of red granite, unlike the volcanic rock of the more jagged Black Cuillins.
This view was taken just above the single track road between Broadford and Elgol as it winds around Loch Slapin about 1½miles from Torrin. Similar views can be taken from various points on the road, but this was taken on a walk along a path which parallels the road and starts from one of the few car parks. I prefer this POV as the reflections are uninterrupted. See WS for a shot taken from the road.
I marked roughly where I think the path is on the map. (link right) If you zoom in and move the map around you will find the road and the car park(slightly north).
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dkeus31 (27735) 2010-01-06 2:49
great colors of the warm autumn, that's all we need these days!
Hansaphotos (8471) 2010-01-06 2:56
Beautiful landscape with very nice reflections in the lake. Very well composed with the goup of spruces in the left corner surronded by yellow gras, and the wonderful overview towards the mountains on the other side of the lake. Warm and nice colours. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
dta (81084) 2010-01-06 3:13
Hello Kath ,
there is many elements that provide a feeling of softness in this picture . The shape of the hills , the calm of the lake , the superb blue sky .
A really pleasant capture of this splendid landscape .
grigand (20130) 2010-01-06 3:16
A very nice picture, the quality is excellent, wonderful landscape.
fabianoleite (11971) 2010-01-06 3:21
Absolutely beautiful mountain, with great reflection. Congratulations!
asajernigan (21427) 2010-01-06 3:49
This is a nice shot! The reflection is great giving the photo nice depth and balance. The trees in the foreground provide a nice border for the shot. The lighting and colors are excellent as is the photo's sharpness.
snunney (104729) 2010-01-06 3:51
A fine composition of this beautiful landscape. I like the symmetry offered by the lovely reflections. Superb colours and sharpness and very nice lighting. Thanks for sharing.
Cricri (123740) 2010-01-06 4:09
C'est une région magnifique, des couleurs chaudes par le bon choix de la saison, la présence de l'eau et ses reflets s'ajoute merveilleusement aux paysage, très belle série
bema (26425) 2010-01-06 4:22
another splendid capture out of your production, great calrity in all cases of theis famous picture..must sure also be a wonderful place in winters under snow..?
we have been promised a lot of snow here in Germany for the weekend, have a nice time, greetings Bernd
Gerrit (52139) 2010-01-06 4:23
wonderful landscape and colors, so typical Scotch under a heavenly blue sky (so typical un-schotch.)
supi4u (599) 2010-01-06 5:16
Wonderful nature atmosphere. Very strong color detailing and good exposure.Reflection of the mountain in lake is asome.Good Day
coco (30439) 2010-01-06 5:21
Wonderful composition and fantastic exposure and colorus for the photo.
The whole composition is great and the reflections are very very useful and smart for the photo.
TopGeo (38216) 2010-01-06 5:31
Even in a view of outside landscape , a little reflection and FG blue with light can make everything to look a little a perfect place with charm as here! I like note! Amazing place with good use of the frame! this fine composition, with hills scene in BG.
Excellent DOF compliments
rodgerg (55767) 2010-01-06 5:32
I visited this place.... but in the fog!
Very nice shot under a superb blue sky. The very beautiful reflections give a plesant impression of symetrys. greta depht thanks the FG well selected. Plesant warm colors well collected too.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2010-01-06 5:41
Beautiful landscape. It seems a quiet place with few houses around. A winding road leads to the lake. Amazing autumn colors, great light and magnificent reflections.
besnard (57102) 2010-01-06 6:20
Un joli paysage avec des couleurs incroyables. L'effet miroir fonctionne bien.
Merci pour cette belle image et bonne journée.
Buin (42502) 2010-01-06 7:29
A breathtaking near to nature landscape and a worth-seeing photo. I like this absolute calm atmosphere - though there seems to be a street down in the valley. A photo really to marvel at ... taken from a not to surpass ppoint of view.
Greetings - and a Hyppy New Year!
gildasjan (43824) 2010-01-06 7:54
Très bonne image de ce magnifique paysage.
Happy new year 2010
Bartleby (13552) 2010-01-06 10:09
you gotta stop taunting me with those blue skies of yours... I can't believe it was like that...must be a merging of two pictures!!! ;-(
Excellent reflection anyhow. I do agree about the uninterrupted aspect of these. Instant classic.
chawax (20760) 2010-01-06 10:58
I remember very well this nice loch and the view on these mountains. I had posted this picture of the place a long time ago. You had very good weather conditions, a blue sky that gives nice colours to the mountains and no wind, so that you had wonderful reflections. I want to go back there !
BennyV (19703) 2010-01-06 11:45
Classic autumn in the Highlands shot with wonderful reflections. You picked the perfect spot to capture them. With my best wishes.
gilou530 (34) 2010-01-06 11:56
une photo d'une paysage déserique, austère qui prend une autre dimension avec ce lac et ces reflets, la lumiére est nickel, belle image
francio64 (39888) 2010-01-06 13:06
altra bellissima immagine che porta la firma del tuo inconfondibile stile.
Bellissima luce e nitidezza. Molto bello il riflesso delle colline sull'acqua del lago.
Sistercosmo (242) 2010-01-06 14:02
it never ceases to amaze me what wonderful landscapes the UK has to offer and how fabulously you always manage to capture them!
Terrific reflection that catches the eye, but everything is perfect here - sharpness, colors, pov. Love it!
Hugs from Buchenberg!
emka (104216) 2010-01-06 15:22
Hi Kath, why you do not show the UK under snow. In Poland we have now fabulous winter views. SWell, this view is fantastic, sple ndid composition with the mountain so perfectly doubled, fantastic colours of autumn grass.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-01-06 15:47
Il est difficile pour moi de te noter , car à chaque photo, le talent s'impose.
Celle ci est superbe!!!
rlrad (1845) 2010-01-06 18:41
Fine shot, real nice mirror and a definite departure from the cold, snowy weather we are having in St. Louis tonight! Nice to see it and think back to not so long ago when it was warm and sunny... Oh well, that time's coming again - hope we have enough photos to get us all through!
shevchenko (20548) 2010-01-06 22:02
Thought it is now thick snow cover up all these mountains, indeed the global warming lead to summer very hot and extra cold during winter. Good frame to the unbroken mountain chains, I like WS too, thanks for sharing.
izmirli (3989) 2010-01-06 22:57
merhaba dear kath
wonderful nature and lake.excellent colours and reflections.well done.
danyy (0) 2010-01-06 23:13
Impressionnantes tes dernières photos Kath,
je suis sous le charme pour toutes. Ici, la symétrie et les reflets jouent un grand rôle esthétique.
Des couleurs fortes mais naturelles, tu sais faire ressortir la beauté sauvage de ces lieux.
My best regards.
Dyerco (10185) 2010-01-06 23:18
Nicely composed with the hills providing a repeating pattern with their reflections. Well exposed and great DOF. By the way I can't remember if I thanked you for the referral to Tom Mitchell in Monument Valley. Because of him I got some wonderful shots and we enjoyed his company.
pajaran (64410) 2010-01-07 1:27
Dobar dan, kod nas je tmuran.
Mnogo lepa priroda, pravi trenutak, reflex i mnogo lepe boje ove odlicne fotografije.
Imajte lep i miran dan, srecno, Paja.
Royaldevon (41819) 2010-01-07 1:31
Good Morning Kath,
You certainly had lovely weather on Skye and if I remember rightly, it wasn't good in most of the U.K. then!
You have a good eye for composition and positioning, evidenced in this shot. The sharp focus and fine depth of field link well with the wonderful colours, to produce an outstanding shot. I like it very much.
ktanska (28729) 2010-01-07 3:42
Reflection of those round hills fit perfectly on the loch. Again just great weather, and air is very clear. Trees frame the scenbe nicely on the left. Maybe you could show just a bit more of the foreground.
josepmarin (58359) 2010-01-07 10:49
Nice autumnal image in this time of cold and snow in the whole Europe.
The landscape is very photogenic and interesting, and your framing offers it to us with a great quality of image and a few beautiful reflections on the lake.
The luminosity and the colors are perfect.
JCG (35129) 2010-01-07 11:37
I suppose that this splendid landscape of Highland must be, to date, under snow… The autumnal colors and the light are superb, I like much the reflection of the tops in the lake which doubles our pleasure. Thank you Kath for the beautiful complementary photograph too.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
hardyuno (4650) 2010-01-07 11:43
Good evening Kath,
i love this oure and quiet places and the reflections in the calm lakes. Clear and deep, nothing disturbs the view. Very fine, thank you
Have a fine evening
MarianneS (15338) 2010-01-07 13:11
A beautiful landscape, that we can appreciate twice, thanks to the great reflections.
I needed some light, many thanks :)
cherryripe (21033) 2010-01-07 13:20
Actually I was more expecting to see a snow clad photo from you given the current conditions. But then it's not easy to get out and take photos if the roads are blocked.
The scenery here is so wild and I like those earthy colours and pretty reflection.
sacimar (27753) 2010-01-07 19:47
wonderful mountains....the reflection is beautiful.... it's a nice place to spend some time there.... good details and perspective,
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2010-01-07 21:35
beautiful lake and the background mountains. Nice capture of it with reflection. Fine weather. Great colours. Inclusion of the FG land made it superb. Very well done. Tfs.
Have a nice day.
Graal (103038) 2010-01-07 23:31
very nice autumnal landscape. Beautiful colours of nature. Fine reflections. I like it a lot.
danos (101794) 2010-01-08 0:36
Good morning Kath,
a lovely Autumn scene with the Red Cuillins,to dominate the frame and with their reflections to make the scene so spectacular.I like the brilliant light of the day as the colour tints that create a memorable shot.Well done.
Have a warm day,Danos
carper (96) 2010-01-08 8:11
this is a quick one Kath.
a fine shot,
well taken composition, fantastic place, good reflection in the lake, fine contrast to, very good photo job here, have a good weekend kath.
Waylim (25436) 2010-01-08 9:27
I can see you trying really hard to find this POV, so perfectly that you catch the top of the mountian just perfectly so you don't miss the peak in the reflection. You definitely got it just barely miss it. Great job. The color of these two mounts is even betterin the reflection saturated by the rich blue in the still water. Excellent composition with layer of landscape to looking the foreground treeline, the lake and the mountains and a clear blue sky. Perfect day.
papagolf21 (106811) 2010-01-08 13:08
Bonsoir, mon amie Kath,
Je ne sais pas qui regarde plus ces montagnes dans ces eaux calmes mes yeux ou ces monts arrondis qui se mirent avec délectation.
Merci, Kath, de nous faire découvrir d'une aussi belle façon l'ile de Skye.
gneufeld (15890) 2010-01-08 19:19
A beautiful landscape image with stunning perspective and gorgeous reflections. I like it alot and yes, have been hearing about the snow in the UK - and we talk of Global Warming? TFS. Gerald
darek1978 (13361) 2010-01-08 19:32
A perfect mirror! Symmetry is fantastic and colours are wonderful. I like this very simple composition but done with master touch. You created a beautiful atmosphere. Well done!
Thanks for sharing,
delpeoples (59434) 2010-01-08 21:41
HI Kath, the isolation and vastness of this beautiful country never cease to astound. Your photos, especially of the Isle of Skye really evoke the essence of Scotland. The symmetry here is superb and as is your trademark, the absolute crispness of the image is so impressive. Thanks for sharing this photo, you're giving me itchy feet for Bonny Scotland! Hugs, Lisa
jimkil (1706) 2010-01-08 22:32
Looks very dry there after the summer, no doubt you miss the sun during the bad winter. Oh well hopefully a couple of weeks will change that for you. Nice rolling hills coupled against the reflection.
Well executed composition.
See you soon
riclopes (35577) 2010-01-09 2:14
Olá Kath, no doubt that this one is much prettier compared with the WS. The FG is messy and spoiles the view of the reflection. This frontal view is much more efective and clean, good portions of sky to make the round shapes stand out beautifully. Lovely place. With time these hills can turn out 'chocolate hills'...the ws is nice for a general view...I wonder about a view from the top of one of those hills.
mortijo (12828) 2010-01-09 4:10
An excellent autumn shot with nice warm colors. The reflection is grandiose and the whole picture breaths quiteness and peace. Luxemburg escaped the worst snow, we have at most 0.5 cm, but it is bitter cold.
Greetings from Luxemburg
Longroute (19396) 2010-01-10 14:05
Lets go on with Skye which truly deserves all our attention!
I realized how big are the mountains reflections looking at the trees in the fg. Really amazing! And I love those shades of warm pastel colours of the hills. A masterful composition which one is never tired to look at - so pleasurable and intense, really a joy for every nature lover.
I have seen the ws and it's awful good too, I think it deserved a page of its own.
john1 (4028) 2010-01-12 9:56
An excellent mountain scenery, magnificent colors and the foreground and the background is also interesting. The details of trees, very good sharpness and beautiful reflections. There 'as not only just Ben nevis in England.
Excellent composition, good work.
ChrisJ (117199) 2010-01-12 19:23
Wonderful symmetrical reflections with good sharpness & color. Superb warm cold colour contrasts & excellent textural details on the eroded bare hills in the bg. Tfs!
Angshu (56760) 2010-01-14 3:23
Last time I jumped a couple your posts, excited as I was when I saw your (last-but-one) post. Nice one with good reflections in the water of the Loch. The hills are quite well rounded and barren at the top. I could not initially guess the scale of the landscape here, but seeing the trees, i think I can!
PS : When are you leaving for NZ?
pasternak (15185) 2010-01-14 5:33
Excellent pov for this reflection shot, the still water forms a perfect mirror for the mountains
fritzi007 (11860) 2010-01-29 13:48
Wonderful colours. Amazing view.
Porteplume (3468) 2013-01-15 4:40
I'm a "reflection lover" and one of my most beautiful one was in Norway but this one is stunning and I think the colours of autumn are absolutely wonderful!
I like your framing and the choice of separating the composition in the middle on this image. A not very frequent choice but it suits the view here...
We are planning a holiday with the caravan for 4 weeks next May. Skye is on our "to do" list and I saw the photo "Looking Back from the Quiraing, Isle of Skye" on your personal site. I couldn't find it back on TE though... Could you tell me if the walk to that point of view is a tough one?
Amicalement - Viviane
- Copyright: Kath Featherstone (feather) (51130)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G, RAW
- Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Isle of Skye in Autumn
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-06 2:43