The Old Man of Storr in the northern part of skye is a truely amazing landscape, surely the most stunning scenery in the UK. When we arrived at our B&B the night before the trip to the Old Man it was lashing it down with rain. Our B&B host advised us that we had little chance of good light the next morning as the squall was due to last 4 days. But the next morning dawned and the rain had stopped! So we started the steep ascent up to the Storr, watching with trepidation as clouds rolled overhead. As we reached the base of the Old Man, the rain came in, very heavy. We waited in the shelter of the basalt column for about 30 minutes and were eventually rewarded when the rain stopped. We continued the ascent to this viewpoint and were rewarded with crazy everchanging skies. As an added bonus, the rain must have disuaded others from making the climb, as in over 4 hours we never saw another soul, making the experience that much more magical.
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Paolo (41222) 2005-10-15 11:40
Hi Adam, that shot have a fantastic dramatic mood, with an excellent light and colors. the composition with that cloudy and foggy day is pretty perfect, took from THE perfect point of view.
a really magic shot.
thanks also for the interesting note.
leonardhuller (53) 2005-10-15 11:47
Love everything about it!
Good job - looking forward to see more of your stuff!
stefi (1230) 2005-10-15 11:47
Hi Adam, thank you again for your shots; this is very terrific with its power, the GREAT point of view and that incredible light and sky.
yannick (1471) 2005-10-15 11:49
This picture is fantastic! The colours, the light, the shape of the stones, everything contributes to giving this picture a dramatic atmosphere. The lost world is a good title: it looks so desert, and so much tossed by the elements. Thank you for the story also.
It is very well done,
Cliffy (590) 2005-10-15 11:52
It is a magnificent landcscape and a really good comnposition and the rocky crags contrastinf so well with the rolling green hills.The sky pictorially is superb but the magenta tinge to it does let the overall image down just a touch.
thirdangle (34) 2005-10-15 11:53
Wow... really nice shot buddy..Really like the way sun rays falls on the ground.. the color tone is also really nice this just giving a sense how good can be nature ...
leonorkuhn (16235) 2005-10-15 11:54
Very nice landscape. Great cloudy sky. I like the sun rays filtered through the low clouds and the good contrast of colors. Nice magic atmosphere.
Valeisha (197) 2005-10-15 11:58
mrcrow (3993) 2005-10-15 11:59
i like this a lot..more for the lighting than anything else...the colours blend well..dark green and dark sky with the sun making a pleasant foil for them
your composition is really fascintating and the conditions for this shot are exceptional..
Calimero76 (10957) 2005-10-15 12:13
superbes lumières pour un paysage magnifique
ce contraste entre les verts du bas de l'image et les gris de la partie supérieure est très beau
bravo et merci pour le partage
Curioso (9271) 2005-10-15 12:15
Stunning dramatic view. The landscape is huge but becomes magic under that light. The clouds, the rays of light, the enlighten area create wonderful volumes and colors. Fantastic shot !
maximage (15537) 2005-10-15 13:09
Superbe prise de vue, La lumière particulière et ces nuages sombres, donnent une grande profondeur à cette photo.
greg64g (11193) 2005-10-15 13:17
Superb light and impressive panorama from the beautiful Scotland, a very special place on earth.
thanks to share this
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-10-15 13:18
What a great shot Adam! The sky in this shot really compliments the amazing landscape creating a surreal feeling to the photo. Like something seen in "Lord Of The Rings".
Well done Adam!
Gdouble (0) 2005-10-15 13:56
Woaw, what a landscape. Colours are fantastic and great light management.
PS : this is one for my favorites
HNIK (1104) 2005-10-15 14:53
It's a dreamland Adam??
What can i say about this shot,Just Excellent?
Very nice,very nice,colors,composition and all details so good,fantastic and wonderful.
I like it very much and thanks a lot
and congratulation for this shot to you.
I add this shot to my favorite list.
Thanks a lot for sharing,
rosiegirl (1596) 2005-10-15 15:03
It is an absolutely beautiful sky and landscape. I like how you're about even with the cloud cover so you get the veiw above it all. I'm always interested in how the overview of the land looks. I think its do to my dentist when I was young. He had aerial photographs in his waiting room- I would miss the first few minuets of my appointments because I would be too busy examining the photos. Back to this photo- You got a beautiful shot- hardly looks real. Great job!
r_bodenschatz (173) 2005-10-15 16:33
Sorry that I can't you give more than 2 point for this great photo.
Yamada (2309) 2005-10-15 16:41
Awesome. Just Awesome. I honestly wish I could take such shots!
phi75 (0) 2005-10-15 16:51
lord of the ring.......!! great!
nothing to say!
thanks for sharing;
crhieatt (5347) 2005-10-15 16:59
Utterly awe inspiring landscape, beautifully captured, as ever.
Gix (3565) 2005-10-15 17:11
this is a fantastic landscape, almost a magic place, with an incredible atmosphere!
The light is great, amazing!
A splendid image, remember to me some views of the "Lord of the rings".
All my compliments, a very, very nice work!
alfiemoon (10) 2005-10-15 19:01
Atmospheric in the extreme.
I'm expecting a goblin to pop out from behind the rocks.
tinamunk3 (6408) 2005-10-16 3:42
What an amazing image - beautiful green fields and a dramatic sky.....really nice.
Philippe (11836) 2005-10-16 4:42
Adam, this is a fantastic shot with wonderful hues of green and grey. It makes me think of 'The Lord of the Rings' where we also have this kind of fantastic landscapes. The light effects on the sea are also stunning. The composition is quite simple, but nonetheless efficient.
ttk (128) 2005-10-16 11:59
Yet another great photo from you.
Amandine (1072) 2005-10-16 14:12
What a beautifull landscape, such a lighht is amzing, it pointed out all the details of the landscpae by the created shadows. The picture is very deepth, luminous, clors are very beautifull, it's very sharp, well composed, letting place to the real world an dthe uncreadible and mysty light. Very well done Adam
djnik2004 (1698) 2005-10-16 17:30
Hi Adam, this is such a great shot, the landscape is so dramatic and the lighting beautiful, your really raising the bar here on Trekearth!
Spike (58) 2005-10-17 2:18
Fantastic place, very good shot!
Once again all is perfect!
lucinka (9976) 2005-10-17 3:41
What a great shot Adam!! I guess your trip to Scotland was much more successful than you mentioned at yout first Scotland posting. I have to agree with you that Isle of Skye is absolutely great place for photography!! Your shot is just great prove.. L.
gevezeonline (88) 2005-10-17 3:44
Cos (1562) 2005-10-21 4:48
I like the vibrancy of colour in this shot, and the sky is particularly dramatic. Did you use any filters?
Tone (101) 2005-11-08 23:50
oh wow, you take amazing photos. this looks like a scene from a fantasy movie like Lord of the Rings :)
gren4 (603) 2005-11-26 17:50
wow,awesome lighting.The colour divide and sweeping view are beautiful.I like curving ground and the jagged rocks making this a sure favourite!
fadingstar78 (420) 2005-12-12 9:56
Terrific picture. Everything is so perfect. the sky is so beautiful it seems unreal. the note, also, is very good.
Leia74 (843) 2005-12-13 8:41
this photo is incredible!! I simply love the magical mood and the sky colours. Also the composition is perfect, the ideal balance between land, sea and sky.
Thank you for sharing it with us!
berseph (1758) 2006-01-04 20:03
Beautiful picture Adam. I love the misty feeling and the colors. Everything is perfect. ~Amber
banyanman (7789) 2006-01-15 8:32
Hi Adam. I got directed to this from Patrick Colgan's notes to his photograph of the Old Man of Storr, and I am so glad I tried the link. This is one of the best landscape photographs that I have seen on TE for a while. The light is incredible, and the storm clouds make this a very dramatic composition. Great contrast and sharpness too. I am adding this to my favourites. Cheers . . . David
lu_muratori (618) 2006-01-23 14:20
Hello Adam, your shot is amazing, such a great subject perfectly framed and exposed. It must have been awesome to be there seeing that just in front of you. Great title, couldn't be more appropriate. Thank you for your note too!
Maddog (4503) 2006-02-20 13:28
rajhema (1873) 2006-03-17 11:08
Untouched and Undisturbed landscape. Very well presented. Lush green and the ruggedness is all over the picture and visible clearly
Focaccino (305) 2006-03-17 11:59
Awesome shot, but you must hae used a filter in this, no?? If not, what fortunate lighting conditions! Class shot!
patriik (1935) 2006-04-02 18:19
favorite, just favorite!!!!!! outstanding!!!
blu (1429) 2006-07-28 7:31
absolutely gorgeous!!! a winner.
Yffic (6106) 2006-07-28 8:17
A fantastic shot of a fabulous landscape in a surreal atmosphere...
I love the colors, the texture of your sky..
A real gem !!
gramma (3519) 2006-09-08 15:19
This is a very nice shot ! I like colors of the sky and of the grass.
janstec (33) 2006-12-04 10:26
Amazing... I like the contrast of the green vegetation with the grayish sky, and how the sun shines through the clouds. Incredible capture!
MeteKhan (12) 2006-12-19 12:29
Fantastic view! Excellent job ..
placebo828 (388) 2007-01-28 18:46
Perfect shot. Dramatic and beautiful colors. Landscape is amazing. Couple of years ago i went to Skye and to the Quirang. This is one of the best pictures i've seen from the Old man of Storr. I'm dreaming again, thanks!
peter1892 (1681) 2007-01-28 18:58
Brilliant shot - very dramatic with great light & colour, lots of contrast too. Definitely worth the effort of the climb up there.
Jason_teale (717) 2007-01-28 19:04
Dear God this is a great shot. Like I mean seriously this is a great shot. It is the work of a total pro. The colors of the this picture are amazing! Did you use a special filter for the part in the upper left hand corner? At any result this is an impressive shot and makes me happy that it was posted on TE
presidente (1122) 2007-03-08 17:03
Sometimes to critique a photo one word is enough: wonderful!
Andre-H (1271) 2007-03-22 23:51
This is one of my favourites of your photos, which is saying a lot, as I greatly admire your style, and the work that goes into planning your photos is evident. The timing, point of view, and composition are all spot on. I do have to agree that there is a little too much magenta, and I think the green area could be a little brighter. But if I ever get something remotely close to this, I'll be a very happy guy.
arturo (31) 2007-06-20 10:38
this is in fact one of my favourite places in Europe...and in fact i have also visited it in October...hope to come back one day...as i really enjoyed the tricks the weather played there at this time of the year, exactly as your note says...but your image illustrates it much better really, a lot to enjoy...some great work with light together with this dense green foreground...cheers, arturo
fanoo (500) 2007-08-19 14:40
incredible atmosphere on this photograph! almost oneiric
great color, and exposition well manage
branley (3681) 2008-06-19 10:06
Hi Adam, I live not too far from here on the Isle of Lewis but my job takes me to the old man on a fairly regular basis and I've winched quite a few walkers with broken ankles from there to our helicopter......I trust one wasn't you? lol. I know how quickly the weather can change and you've captured a wonderful shot with the rolling clouds and fantastic light behind them. As for there being too much magenta.....it doesn't matter because the overall effect is fantastic. Congratulations on a superb capture.
WelshTraveller (354) 2008-09-24 5:32
Amazing shot and shows the reward of patience !!
npecanhuk (76873) 2009-01-12 11:55
That's a magnificent landscape and your picture is amazingly wonderful!
Perfect exposure! Excellent sharpness and pov! Superb composition! The clouds in the sky look so good with the sunlight passing through them! The landscape itself is pretty photo-friendly and it looks magical in this photo!
TFS - Congratulations!
vmukherjee (612) 2009-01-22 20:38
Great shot!! The colours and contrast are wonderful. I love the repetition of the rugged conical patterns in the mountains in the foreground as well as in the background, and interestingly, in the clouds too. The green of the grass goes well with the sephia tone of the clouds. Thanks for sharing.
loriath (140) 2009-08-13 2:53
Oh Adam, I can't find words adequate to express my reaction to this photo. The light, the coulds, the framing... I wish I was there at the time you took this shot. It must have been an unforgettable experience!! It's worth living to see such views in nature!
J_Burke (1285) 2010-02-03 8:59
Amazing scene and beautifully captured. The lighting is fantastic and the mood of the changing sky adds a lot to the overall picture. Colours look great, very good DOF and POV.
Thanks for sharing.
kiks (12741) 2010-03-23 12:09
this is one magnificent phoyto of an amzing place. I love the soft colors and the shapes of the landschape and the mood is fantastiqu Best regards
weetrees (79) 2010-04-16 8:10
a classic view but none the less one thats never the same twice
thanks for sharing this with us
marcocig (781) 2010-10-23 4:06
Nothing more to add..."I like it"!!!
javierphoto (168) 2010-10-23 9:05
very nice picture
The POV and the light are really good.
marabu61 (11229) 2010-11-07 14:02
Love the mood of the light and the perfect framing of a stunning landscape.
I would be delighted to achieve something like this one day
cristina1 (961) 2016-07-27 4:16
wonderful Scottish landscape.
It is very fascinating and misterious.
- Copyright: Adam Burton (AdamBurton) (8585)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 10-22mm EFS
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2005-10-15 11:36
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