The weather was changing so quickly there in the mountains called Quirang that I had to hurry to catch some light on the hills.
Skye effectively has its own climate. The island sits in the gulf stream and is somewhat milder than the mainland which means that there is often no snow in winter. Good winter conditions on the island can be quite rare.
The mountains rise steeply from the sea on the south-western side of the island presenting a large obstruction to the prevailing winds coming in from the Atlantic. This means that the moist air is forced upwards right on the coast... in turn this means that the ridge is often shrouded in thick cloud or sea-fog when the rest of the island may be clear blue skys.
As ever for Scotland, the weather can change in a matter of minutes, from sunshine to snow (even in July!) or just as quickly to thick clouds and zero-visibilty.
When it's sunny, however, the vast expanse of rock heats quickly and can act like a giant radiator in the corries.
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Herquin (7751) 2008-03-22 10:06
a great picture for a great landscape .
johannes68 (3469) 2008-03-22 10:20
fantastic shades of green, and impressive clarity! Makes me rethink my holiday plans...
atpires (466) 2008-03-22 10:28
Another beautiful photo of Scotland from you.
KLB (23723) 2008-03-22 10:30
Your series about Skye is really a great one.
The landscape is amazing, and each of your compositions propose an other view, with a different angle, and the mountains look also not the same one.
Once again, your picture is beautiful, with a fine sharpness and natural colors. The gradation of greens is fantastic.
Thanks fr sharing such a beauty.
Have a happy Easter,
RGatward (20062) 2008-03-22 10:34
Very expertly done classiic Scotish landscape, looks like it might be from a large glossy travel book.
kiks (11785) 2008-03-22 10:38
Hi Romana, real Schotland this image!! Mist, greens and mountains. Fantasique composition with very good light management.
sebinho342 (19317) 2008-03-22 11:21
Hi Romana, this is a very nice shot from such a wonderful place, i would love to see that once with my own eyes. Thanks for sharing this picture, a famous scotish place and i think there is a masterpiece from that place in adamburton gallery.
I'm not convinced by the frame but that doesn't bother me that much.
PixelTerror (0) 2008-03-22 14:23
Superb Pov overlooking the region and all those greens, with no apparent human trace it seems you got it all just for you !
Have a nice day JY
Waylim (25368) 2008-03-22 15:29
Such a beuatiful landscape. Very peaceful and serene image. I love all the different shades of green you capture. very refreshing to look at. Great composition with great deail and clarity.
asajernigan (21427) 2008-03-22 16:09
This is an outstanding shot of this gorgeous place. The slope of the mountain in the foreground creates a nice diagonal through the shot. The foggy background makes the foreground seem even more sharp. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF.
danyy (0) 2008-03-22 16:52
la photo qui rend bien l'ambiance trčs mystérieuse de ce coin d'Ecosse, trčs montagneux, parsemé de petits lacs et souvent sous les brumes.
On sait le vert trčs présent lŕ-bas et la photo le montre bien;
parbo (11092) 2008-03-22 18:58
Green tones are great in your marvellous landscape view. I like the rich ridges full with rock formations, lake, and... The foggy clouds there. They are splendid. Great one, congratulations.
I wish you and your family a good and happy Easter.
totoamoto (2519) 2008-03-23 0:52
Quel paysage fantastique.
Cette brume apporte una ambiance incriyable..
La lumičre est géniale.
emes (318) 2008-03-23 2:00
Tahle krajina bez stromů, syrová i melancholická má rozhodně své kouzlo.Kdy se jí "zmocní" vnímavý člověk,tak jako Ty-vzniknou takovéhle fotky.Opravdu moc pěkné.
tyro (22140) 2008-03-23 4:01
Good Morning, Romana.
This is truly wonderful! Glorious greens and fabulous mists
hanging in the hills. What a fantastic atmosphere! What a great landscape photographer you are - you really have an "eye" for pictures in the Scottish Hightlands and Islands.
corniste (4280) 2008-03-23 8:31
A very fine picture of Scotland! There is so much of green there!
Have an happy Easter!
Cara (2059) 2008-03-26 6:50
Is with pleasure that i discover your gallery, you have nice photos. This one is a great one, the colors are superb and so is the composition obtained with a good pov choice.
Impressive the sharpness even through the "smoky" clouds.
Asiulus (1176) 2008-03-28 4:49
Wonderful, moody view... I'd suggest cropping off that overexposed, greenish part of the sky (compare workshop).
Stepan (27210) 2008-03-30 23:08
I like that kind of humide and green countryside view... And you managed it perfectly except maybe a too big frame. Whatever an attractive place...
ricochet (9696) 2008-04-02 13:41
Wonderful shot with a very nice point of view, a very good framing and i especially like the great atmosphere and the peaceful!
Bravo ŕ toi!
markstaples (15670) 2008-04-05 2:54
I love the wonderfully vibrant colours in this shot. The textures of the grass and rocks are also pleasing to the eye. You've composed it well too. Well done.
ahmetgedikli (25587) 2008-04-05 12:16
Wonderful shot! Great colours, sharpness and excellent light. Good work!
Have a nice evening.
crhieatt (5347) 2008-04-05 15:56
Excellent Skye view - looking suitably moist - but inviting.
clio (27961) 2008-04-06 0:35
Magnificent sight. This relief is very extraordinary. There is a very big feeling of space and nevertheless, by moment, the sky and the ground seem to mix themself.
Bravo, it's a GREAT photo
Personally, I would have put a white frame!
euryan (8440) 2008-04-06 12:52
What a beautiful view. The wet grass makes for a nicely saturated green photo. The cloudy sky gives this place a very moody atmosphere. Well captured. Hope to go there someday.
tomszat (1141) 2008-04-06 15:59
Beautiful shot this one, lovely colours and weather conditions, the grass is just wonderful, great composition and nicely framed as well, great work,
Vanessa132 (94) 2008-04-09 6:52
beautiful landscape !! Amazing color and atmosphere..
BoisBarb (10369) 2008-05-14 13:15
L'Ecosse comme dans les films, vert, humide avec un superbe plafond nuageux gris intense
Arinna (32) 2010-03-07 12:28
Lively green colour in front and how it becomes cloudy in the back gives a mysterious feeling. It is a beautiful landscape and a great composition.
jugnutoor (1017) 2010-11-09 3:39
Hi Romana, wonderful scene, mountains fully covered with green look so beautiful and weather pours more sweetness to an already breathtaking. You have clicked the scene beautifuly and like the cropping of the image.
CycleEyes (24) 2011-01-07 20:10
Beautiful landscape captured with very well exposure, i like this opportune framing showing distinct planes (foreground/background).
ps. I would one day see your Lomo photos in TE. I like the idea and the results of the Lomography.
sydb (579) 2011-07-08 19:09
superbe compo les vert ici son magnifique et la estion des lumiere est a tomber sur le .... vraiment magnifique WOW!!!!