Here is photo from one of my favorite places - Isle of Skye. Although I've been on Isle of Skye just two months ago, I didn't get such a great light as 2 years ago. Isle of Skye is absolutely amazing place especially when you get lucky and the light is just right. Although it is very special place any time you visit it, the landscape particularly stands out when there are some clouds and sunshine at the same time to give some additional depth to already very diverse landscape.
I still remember when I saw similar photo somewhere on internet for the first time. I could not believe that there is actually place like this. This part of island has volcanic origin that gives the landscape amazing shapes.
If you want to get better feeling of scale, look at middle part at very right of the shot, you'll see road going up the hill. There is a small white car on the road as well.
PS: just to give you feeling for different moments I've experienced at Isle of Skye, these other photos from different times:
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arturlaszczak (74) 2006-07-31 8:17
Very good picture with excellent composition and colours.
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-07-31 8:18
Great shot Lucie!
Amazing clarity and POV, really conveys the scale. Nice rich natural colors and the shadowing of the clouds makes for a mystical effect.
Albatros (338) 2006-07-31 8:21
This is really an astonishing shot you got here; I like it :)
All those different shades of green with all the light and darker parts gives your picture real depth!
..and the weather looks as always when in Scotland... :)
You were lucky to have that great light to create that special feeling
ben4321 (9875) 2006-07-31 8:22
This is simply stunning. An amazing view, and you've taken your shot in great light which really brings out the texture of the landscape. The dark moody sky gives the shot added atmosphere.
I really should make an effort to get up to this part of the world soon; after all, its just on my doorstep.
drago (4832) 2006-07-31 8:22
Scotland is an amazing land and your photo really reveals that.TFS
bibs69 (3251) 2006-07-31 8:23
A great landscape, with marvelous colors. I specially like the contrast of sun and shadows. It's a very special place.
best regards, Laurent.
westernisles (740) 2006-07-31 8:23
I have been there 4 years ago and I understod very well what do you mean. There are amzing places and locations.
You have got a great shot, colours and pov are very good.
AthaPan (0) 2006-07-31 8:26
Impressive, this is what came at first into my mind.
Strong colours, brilliant pov and sharp enough.
°°° sakis °°°
postvikram (1199) 2006-07-31 8:32
Hello Lucie ,
Very good view.Nicely captured with the shades and light. Great tones of green in your picture. The unique looking random shapes of the ground makes this more attractive. And yes I see the white car.. I was wondering how it would feel to go on a cycling trip on this land.
TFS - Vikram
Buin (42362) 2006-07-31 8:34
This is an overwhelming view from an excellent point of view. The play of light and shadows gives a little bit mysterious scenery. These Western Isles at the edge of Europe are a jewel for hikers and people close to nature, Ithink. A great picture!
Greetings from Germany!
t0mmm1 (5440) 2006-07-31 8:40
yes, it's trully beautiful place... and what dimensions. I see the white car on the small-small road, but most of all i like the sky reflecting in the lake. Wonderful land and beautiful shot.
Have a nice WE.
fanny21 (867) 2006-07-31 8:41
Wow, vraiment impressionnant cette vue! Les couleurs nous offrent tous leurs dégradés. Une belle netteté par dessus le tout...Quant au jeux d'ombre et lumière, superbe.
imrek (4) 2006-07-31 8:42
you are captured very well this dreamy landscape, marvellous colours and great composition and suberb light...well done!!!
stewils (481) 2006-07-31 8:50
Wow, an amazing landscape. Great shot, well framed and good colours.
faubry (35405) 2006-07-31 8:56
bopnjour Lucie, wow! superbe! very very beautiful landscape, isle de skye is very nice i am visited 15 years ago, i like a lot this place
great composition with green sharpness colors
baba_flies (8829) 2006-07-31 8:59
Such a smooth picture of this rugged area. Very well composed ... and I saw the car you mention. Looks kind of lost in this wide open space. Wonderful.
Greetings from Zurich, Barbara
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-07-31 9:07
Beautiful landscape !!! What colors and light ! There are beautiful shadow's places, the colors are strong and the perfect sharpness.
Aazragi (1927) 2006-07-31 9:13
Just say one word for this lovely shot.
Well done and keep it up n up.
My Best wishes are always with you.
bigtim (3518) 2006-07-31 9:14
Quelle regard quelle lumière et quelle endroit!!!
En tout point parfaite j'entend d ici les cornemuses !!
pasternak (15183) 2006-07-31 9:18
Hi Lucie, I am afraid I have nothing to add to this storm of comments this photo has obtained in an hour. A breathtaking view in an excellent light. I hope one day I can go there myself...
smarrero (530) 2006-07-31 9:18
nice lanscape. Great colours, with a lot of green, yellow and blue. The DOF is really good. I like the composition. Well done!
blu (1429) 2006-07-31 9:48
overwhelming shot, excellent pp. great work.
craiggc (2509) 2006-07-31 10:20
Beautiful capture of Skye Lucie. Superb shadow and light and excellent composition.
A favourite :-)
ollie59 (796) 2006-07-31 10:37
gorgeous setting Lucie ,with very dramatic light,the island of mist is truly a mystical place
veve (4189) 2006-07-31 13:09
The color of the grass looks amazing!
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-07-31 13:22
wow, what a light and superb saturated colors!
jverkamman (2291) 2006-07-31 14:17
Wow Lucie what a great photo of Isle of Skye.
Great light on the green hills with a lot of detail.
I think it’s a long walk to this point.
robiuk (10807) 2006-07-31 14:21
Great one, Lucie!
Fantastic job done in PP-in, as well.
This one would make a great print, that's for sure!
luisafonso (862) 2006-07-31 14:24
Yes, the title is just right. What an amazing scenery... But what really drives me into the photo is the light you captured. It really lends a fantastic 3D feel to the picture and that's what makes this an outstanding achievement. Forgive all these big adjectives, but this full palette of greens is still flooding my mind. I am buying my ticket now!
AdamBurton (8062) 2006-07-31 16:58
This is a remarkable shot of the Quirang Lucie. The lighting is wonderful, as is the composition which all comes together in a breathtaking image.
Cormac (26563) 2006-07-31 18:05
Stunning! The areas of shadow and light that cut across the landscape really add to the drama of the place. Those wonderful mountains are beautiful - I had no idea that Skye looked like this. Because of your shot I'm now going to have to put this on my list of places to visit. Beautiful work!
chanjits (4454) 2006-07-31 20:43
Great shot light is marvelous depth of field is great, great colors, it is greatest picture dear
umbrellaphotos (1901) 2006-07-31 22:15
This shot is amazing. I can't believe you waited two years to put it up here on TrekEarth! The colors are spectacular and the composition flawless. Thanks for bring this to me,
jjcordier (79275) 2006-08-01 10:19
Excellent photo of this fantastic landscape. Great light and colours
ydarias (679) 2006-08-01 12:10
Hello Lucie. Great photo. I like very much the contrasts between the dark and light zones. The colors are very good and the illumination is fantastic. Prety landscape. Very good job.
euryan (8440) 2006-08-01 20:45
I'm so glad your back posting these amazing pictures of yours Lucie. I've missed the great light and dramatic landscapes of your shots, and this one is particularly dramatic. Simply great.
rosaline (0) 2006-08-02 3:41
A nice and stunning shot from the Isle of Skye. One of the places I would love to photograph. Your shot is lovely and the play of light is very good. Nice lush colour and great POV. Lovely stuff.
poulinp (4530) 2006-08-02 13:19
Wonderful landscape, the light was just perfect! Color settings are great too. Excellent!
jluca (10377) 2006-08-04 6:48
this landscape is really wonderfull !
You caught a very special light as I dream to see another time (in iceland, its always like this). I like very much the game between shadows and light on the rocks.
This volcanic lanscape looks like Iceland where I hope I'll go back in the future.
gramma (3519) 2006-08-07 16:17
I like perspective, wWe could believe in a duplication of mountains. This is also highlighted by the curve of the valley.
Very beautiful glance !
pittdesign (288) 2006-08-08 5:02
Wouah, Fantastic Lord Of The Rings-like !! The colors are contrasted. Fresh air !
eleparc (24063) 2006-08-08 12:37
I missed this one! once agin WOW! the green colors and the light, as well the landscape are just amazing! thanks for sharing this with us!
Albanian (248) 2006-08-10 5:30
What a stunning image! I love the way the light hits the most exciting parts in the scene making a trail around the hill to a far away place.
Small things...to me the image seems a little tightly cropped. A little more skye (hehe no pun) would be great and the road on the right (where car is) seems to close to the edge. Also the chopped off foot of the hill in the foreground sits a little uneasy with me....i would have liked to have seen it meeting yje level.
I love how sharp the image is, how well it is exposed and the colours.
Brilliant image that you can be proud of. Great notes too.`
Merou (4726) 2006-08-10 6:08
Very beautiful POV, light, atmosphere
jone (3231) 2006-08-10 14:36
...Bravo Lucinka... PERFECT colors, lights, shadows, forms, composition...everything... CONGRATULATIONS...
Have a nice dreams...
pady (4800) 2006-08-23 15:32
I was there about 25 years ago but didn't see such a light.
You were very lucky to be there at the right time.
Good compostion and nice DOF
cam (9043) 2006-08-26 8:04
The place is amazing.There is a sense of grandeur and immensity coming out of this view.At what height are those mountains?
The cloudy clouds are diffusing the light for a very soft effect on the greens who are luminous.
Did you use a ND grad?I am asking as I have just started using one,and I am obtaining a very similar mood and colors on my mountain shots.
Have a good WE
teutza (10590) 2006-09-05 16:02
i've discoverd your photos, and i think they are really amasing!
this one for example is a great composition!!!
jammer79 (2722) 2006-09-05 21:18
Ty jsi tu pro me jeden z nejlepsich fotografu, ne-li na krajiny vubec nejlepsi. :)
Opravdu Ti to jde! Tahle fotka to jen dokazuje. Nadherna hra stinu a dobre zvolene misto pro zaber. KRasna hloubka zaberu.
Zdravim ze Sydney, R.
cherryripe (21033) 2006-09-23 4:40
Lucky me to have the chance to get you up to 100. This photo defintitely deserves it. The green (my favourite colour) is so beautiful. The light in the valley is so special and I like how the lake creates an interesting focal point.
vincz (19113) 2006-09-23 18:13
looking at this picture i can understand so well that this place became one of your favorites. The light is exceptional there... eveyrwhere. You get a superb point of view with this circular valley shining green and the lake as a magnificent blu dot at the end. Could easily become one of my favorites as well, Thanks for making me discover uch a place.
macondo (18663) 2006-10-15 5:39
Hello Lucie. Long time, too long, since I looked in your gallery. I picked this one because I know Skye well, and my father's family came from Scotland - the McRae clan is the one which 'looks after' the Eilean Donan castle at Lochalsh, not far from Skye. This photo is superb and conveys the grandeur of the scenery better than any other I have ever seen of Skye. The light and colour are marvellous, and that tiny car on the winding road does indeed help us to appreciate the scale. I also love that shining loch. A great photo. Thanks for your notes, too.
amoriconi2 (1082) 2006-11-06 18:51
so great and breathtaking landscape, taken with a good light and perfect composition. thanks for the photo and for the note.
Stepan (27210) 2006-11-24 1:54
Wow ! That's an amazing place. You were lucky to have that pov and that light and you managed that good. Good shot.
DavidCanon (293) 2006-11-24 17:06
Excellent landscape shot with beautiful colours and a very good compo.
sabin (0) 2007-01-09 2:25
Love the landscape. One of my favourites.
Thanks for showing us this places.
Albrecht (11281) 2007-01-09 2:54
MArvellous sight;beautiful colours and depth and atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing
scorfel (4294) 2007-01-15 13:52
wwwoow, very good capture!
The light is incredible, and your choose for pov is perfect.
This place seem very great, one of my next trip, this year I hope!!
Zandell (241) 2007-01-25 15:35
I cannot turn my head , I just look and enjoy this wonderful landscape.
Is very vivid, is full of life, of fresh, of millenium history..
I love this picture..
great deep of focus, great colors,
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-02-14 9:14
What else to say on that picture ?
speachless ... ;)
derek3755 (2341) 2007-02-20 18:15
What lovely light, really brings out the colours and textures of this rugged land. Very nice composition.
ebolanos (229) 2007-02-28 10:24
You are a great photographer, congratulations
flosoup (563) 2007-05-01 17:43
Amazing shot and amazing colours, simply stunning, and ill have that as one of my favourites.
VincentFavre (148) 2007-07-06 2:08
Very nice Landscape !
Cpamoi (10391) 2007-07-12 12:03
.. i want to be there!
MadraRua (887) 2007-07-27 1:28
OMG! Your landscapes are just pure class!
This is exactly the kind of landscape I love to photograph!
Great vibrant colours, superb light and shadows, lovely textures and a composition that draws me rght in. Thanks for sharing this!
Dyerco (10185) 2007-08-09 19:53
I enjoy the repetitive pattern of the hills in the background to the hill closest to us. Really nice composition and exposure. Thanks for sharing.
Didier38 (710) 2007-11-21 11:55
C'est encore moi,
Une super lumière pour cette nature sauvage, Bravo !
placebo828 (388) 2007-12-02 14:57
Great composition and light.
IgorDeleze (585) 2007-12-05 2:56
I'm just speechless ....
Eamonn_Shute (381) 2008-01-14 14:08
I like this because you have managed to produce a good landscape photo which is predominantly green - most good landscapes have little or no green, but this is an exception!
mbmark72 (192) 2008-05-29 10:08
Excellent. I was there for the first time 3 weeks ago for a photo shooting meeting. Unfortunately only for 4 days. Now I'm sure I will be back next year !
kyzer (341) 2008-06-17 8:21
Wonderful, excellent are not the words that could get the true meaning of the quality and compositon of your photograph..
-Amazing Greens some in shade and some in light
-Good perception of depth by the blue mountains at the back
halikarnas (7087) 2008-06-17 10:21
Nereden nasıl başlayım,nutkum tutuldu,derler ya işte onun gibi bir şey.Çok etkili bir fotoğraf,heyecanlanmamak mümkün değil.Bu kelimeleri insan her zaman kullanmaz.Yeşilliğin tonlarına hayran oldum,bütün renkler aldı götürdü beni.Tebrikler
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-06-17 22:45
Simply breathtaking view from Scotland, the lighting, colours and detail is awesome.
coco (30439) 2009-01-28 9:15
Wonderful work with the composition and also with the light.
Silverkey (1435) 2009-01-28 9:25
Wonderful take, with nice saturated colors
It reminds me Iceland
dodiesis (111) 2011-05-07 1:26
so wonderfull shot!
Vague (307) 2012-04-02 12:14
What a beautiful photo! What can I say... Very nice subject, ideal sharpness, vivid colours, amazing POV.
Justinas (120) 2014-10-21 5:25
Amazing! Just a perfect view! Love it!
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- Date Taken: 2004-05-29
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