The geology of the Trotternish Ridge on the Isle of Skye is absolutely fascinating. The dramatic landscapes seen today was created by the longest and most spectacular landslip in Britain. The landslip is caused by lava flows from the Paleogene Age, between the age of the dinosaurs and the last Ice Age, falling away from the weaker Jurassic sediments beneath.
The landslip effect has left us with unique landscapes like the Sanctuary and the Quirang that contain extraordinary rock formations and pinnacles including The Old Man of Storr which is believed to be the remains of an ancient volcanic plug. The rocks we see today are a result of these rocks then being eroded by the weather.
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giorgimer (34941) 2009-07-02 5:13
I absolutely LOVE these views. Great landscape, excellent light and details.
serp2000 (44638) 2009-07-02 5:24
It reminds me any landscapes in the fantasy style. Unreal view! Thanks! Interesting note!
travelm8 (366) 2009-07-02 5:25
It was 2002 when I visited here last, with photos like that I won't need to again. That is absolutley stunning, well done.
BennyV (17727) 2009-07-02 5:30
Great landscape image, with great patches of light. The half moon above makes it seem other-worldly. Although I am more into people and culture as a topic of photography, I do appreciate this one. Thanks.
smarcell (19965) 2009-07-02 5:49
A fantastic landscape (when I was there it was raining like hell) with the great light of the highlands.
coco (30439) 2009-07-02 7:48
Amazing and beautiful place and also wonderful photo.
Very well done and thanks for sharing.
celticsnapper (30) 2009-07-02 9:41
Wow beautiful - a lanscape I have sailed past on many occasions but never made it there yet to walk amongst (Yet)! From my experience it must be a rare day to get such clear weather.....
A fantastic composition it draws your eye to the far skyline, then back to study the middle ground & foreground in more detail. Thanks Stephen - straight to my favourites :)
yquem46 (38752) 2009-07-02 9:56
nice landscape with a splendid light and colors
I've been to Skye for a short while a long time ago but I never saw anything like this. I should have spent much more time, obviously!
thor68 (5586) 2009-07-02 10:40
ok, a "wow!" does not help much, but wow! what a wonderful landscape, can remember that skye looked
like that when i was there in 1990. (*g*). the light is fantastic and the 3/4 moon a nice addition. i guess it
is slowly time to go back there again. well done & best wishes, thor.
JudyR (1671) 2009-07-02 10:43
Dramatic subject, wonderfully lighted. Such a nice capture. Love the details visible in the shot. Thank you, Judy
chawax (20758) 2009-07-02 11:17
Just wonderful ! The point of view on this fantastic place is great, with a fantastic depth of field when you look a the mountains in the very background. The colours and the light are incredible. Scotland is beautiful, but you make it more beauttiful again !
saxo042 (37900) 2009-07-02 12:06
A very interesting formation and note. Also a picture with very good colours. A really beautiful landscape!
trippeek (229) 2009-07-02 13:11
My first thought viewing your picture was 'I have to see this place with my eyes'
Great lights definition
mariandrea (979) 2009-07-02 17:43
Hi Stephen, incredible place, and a really good picture. Great light, colours, point of view. Congrats and thanxs for sharing, chau chau,
gneufeld (15890) 2009-07-02 18:31
A spectacular landscape featuring very interesting geology in gorgeous light. Great shot and TFS. Gerald
rlrad (1845) 2009-07-02 18:41
Some days I think, oh my God, yet another landscape...
Then I see what you have uploaded. This one today is another example of mastery of landscape photography - you and your 5D. The light, color and pov on this one are all spectacular. Super effort!
ku-fotak-chtik (1142) 2009-07-03 5:26
I've seen a lot of pictures from that place and I like your view too. I wish I fount this spot to take similar composition but when I was there in April there was so bad wether that I took pictures from the other side and now I little bit regret that I didn't find this view :(
Kind Regards Jiri
jonathan_hart (21276) 2009-07-03 5:55
you gallery is an invitation to see UK countryside,
it's a wonderful view, the relief and the colors, the lighting, it's magic
the place is obviously helping to make good photos, but your skills are obvious too, and it's great to have some members like you still on the TE
scalerman (26900) 2009-07-03 15:31
S: not a quid pro quo - but this image can stands on its own legs. It would seem you're one of the top landscape artists on these pages... c
CLODO (34740) 2009-07-04 5:15
you were at the right place, the right time to catch this marvelous morning (it's on the East coast of Skye if I remember well) light on a stunning landscape. Very sharp DOF on the whole image. And the explanations are scientific ones.
kingurek (724) 2009-07-05 4:46
I like this image very much. Beautiful vivid colours and great depth of field. Very nice composition. Your whole gallery is full of specific atmosphere.I like the way you are showing your country. Beautiful landscapes.
Congratulations and greetings
Silversnow (2319) 2009-07-05 7:02
Superb landscape, magnificent colors, great composition with the moon above this Storr, a surreal work of art with perfect technique.
Uhu (8601) 2009-12-11 14:20
Amazing photo of obviously amazing place! Claruty, detalisation and overall composition are perfect!
InasiaJones (31566) 2011-02-23 22:33
Other than Patagonia and Iceland, this is the place I want to go for landscapes shooting before I'm too old to walk around...
And on the Isle of Skye, this is the ultimate view I want to shoot.
And if I can nail it like you did, I'll die a happy man.
Incredible work my friend!
LAPIAZ (3144) 2011-04-26 4:45
Incredible light, colors and point of view on this famous landscape !!
Best regards from France,
fds (9403) 2011-05-10 9:13
a very beautiful image with fantastic light and great colors
dale54 (8146) 2011-07-28 3:15
now what can u say-not much-just enjoy-cause its all good here! great work here,thanks for sharing!
popsick (635) 2012-02-13 22:03
superb landscape! great capture...
radoncgirl (18) 2012-09-07 23:11
You've managed to capture nearly every color in the spectrum, gorgeous depth of field, and the needle like rock pointing at the moon is spectacular. I was there in 1980; now I want to go back!
- Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) (13048)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L, Lee Filter System
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): hooooooo, The Best of Scotland, Aaah! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-07-02 4:59
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