This was taken back in November in the Quiraing, which is located on the north side of the Isle of Skye. I got there early for sunrise but high winds made life difficult for me and my since upgraded tripod. I could only take photos when I was somewhat protected by the winds otherwise the tripod shakes were endless. I will hopefully make a return trip to Scotland and Skye sometime in late October. This time I will know the areas a bit more and would like to venture into some less known places. However one more visit to the Quiraing is a must.
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happypoppeye (4819) 2007-06-11 19:31
Great color and composition. Almost surreal looking with all the different shades of green in the hills and the sun and stray "dark cloud". Even the bit of road on the right works, or at least doesn't detract from the photo.
gelarsen (437) 2007-06-11 19:31
It's a very nice photo with perfect colors giving the composition a life of its own.
melmcree (18) 2007-06-11 19:35
Holy Sh*t this is awesome!! You just can't say enough about this photo. The light and colors just don't seem possible. Incredible job
honeto (647) 2007-06-11 19:36
What a great scene and you captured it beautifully. Composition, colors, contrast, and sharpness all very neatly done.
And thanks for sharing such a great view from our planet.
Scharan (14144) 2007-06-11 19:43
Parabéns pela lindíssima foto!
Uma imagem impressionante, cores divinas, uma foto nota 10.
KevRyan (22956) 2007-06-11 20:07
Beautiful classic painting colours of this area of the world - a great composition and as John said it might be seen as surreal in some ways - but i think your story of the wind brings back reality and one can imagine the weather.
best wishes Kev
asajernigan (21427) 2007-06-11 21:12
This is a very nice photo with an excellent sunrise. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and detail. Your composition is nice including the mountains and the lowlands in the shot, the lit clouds are a great addition.
ViktorVaughn (1525) 2007-06-11 21:15
You're telling me, this is a must-visit I think. What a fabolous shot you have here. The colours beautiful, the suns rays gorgeous. The greens are fantastic. I really can't critique this photo as I like everything about it (including the road on the right side).
fotoguy22 (4795) 2007-06-11 21:36
Emmanuel: Great photo. All of the green looks like the land is covered in moss. Good job hanging in there with all of that wind.
Greetings from Florida.................Greg
richtersl (3546) 2007-06-11 22:05
Simply stunning! The color and depth of field in this photo are astounding.
Kenggaroo (849) 2007-06-11 22:21
So fresh and colorful, Emmanuel
It's a very fresh scenery shot. Every color in the scene seems to be at their best quality. Green landscape, yellow sun, orange clouds and blue What a wonderful view.
Thank you for sharing a fresh view.
fallan (1860) 2007-06-11 22:33
Great photo. Not much more to say.
jamilzaaba (60) 2007-06-11 23:22
Wow, you've done a great job. I always love country side; fantastic view and the sun make everything looks perfect.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-06-11 23:44
It is a wonderful picture with a great POV and superb colours. Congratulations.
rgarrigus (0) 2007-06-12 0:48
Truly stunning vista. The colors and sharpness throughout are really, really good. I'm not sure about the small section of road but it is only a tiny distraction to an absolutely inspiring capture. The clouds around the sunrise are absolutely perfectly exposed.
jjcordier (79297) 2007-06-12 1:15
Très belle photo, Emmanuel! Le paysage est déjà sublime mais ajouter dans la composition ce soleil rayonnant et ces nuages rougeoyants, c'est vraiment le must! Superbe composition aux couleurs incroyables.
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-06-12 1:20
A brilliant study in light and depth effects, taken from a fine POV.It is very pleasant to the eyes.
All the best
DarkoG (8) 2007-06-12 2:27
Perfect morning with wonderful light. Everything is clear and crisp. Excellent work.
edytungkal (4551) 2007-06-12 2:50
Wonderful place and well composed picture, TFS
grantlp (2113) 2007-06-12 3:14
Well done Emmanuel, this is a truly exceptional image. The varied colours, lighting and tones across the picture are amazing and your clarity is fantastic. Well done.
bwiti (402) 2007-06-12 6:42
J'ai aucun doûte sur le fait que vous êtes terriblement doué pour magnifier un paysage... Les couleurs et la netteté sont superbes et j'aime beaucoup le lacet de bitume que vous avez laissé sur la doite, c'est tres bien fait. Félicitations...
derek3755 (2341) 2007-06-12 7:35
Beautiful scene, fantastic capture, great composition, beautiful light and early morning colours!
oldsock (575) 2007-06-12 9:15
Beautiful shot Emmanuel!
So sharp and colourful.
Quiraing are amazing mountains, especially when you had good weather.
bend1k (934) 2007-06-12 23:08
looks like the sun's falling down the horizon. nice shot
Aliine (2669) 2007-06-17 6:28
Wow quelle magnifique point de vue ;)
Le payasage est fantastique, j'aime beaucoup les petits lacs, et les couleurs sont splendides...
zebzebar (615) 2007-07-03 8:31
great capture.wonderful colours.and sunset...incredible.
kyrosteinius (332) 2007-11-02 1:40
J'apprecie ta photo pour les couleurs que je trouve surprenantes, et l'instant que tu as su capter. Toutefois, il me semble que l'horizon penche à droite, et cela pertube la lecture.
Bravo pour la photo, et merci pour le partage
placebo828 (388) 2007-11-27 12:45
Excellent picture. One of the best i've seen from the Quiraing. Isle of skye is one of my favorite places to go. Thanks for sharing this moment!
Nina (5003) 2007-12-16 11:23
Amazingly beautiful landscape Emmanuel. Isle of Sky has been on my "To visit" list for a while. Must do it next year! Excellent photograph!
totoamoto (1569) 2008-01-18 9:48
On dirait un décor de cinéma..
Quelle belle lumière..Cette immensité..
Très belle invitation au voyage..Bravo et merci..
C'est le genre de photo qui peut influancer le choix d'un prochain voyage..
cdmonson (5244) 2008-04-16 19:38
To say that this is an incredible photo is an understatement. It seems that other than the wind you'd have been hard pressed to get more perfect conditions--fabulous landscape, great vantage point, beautiful sunrise, lovely clouds. Everything here--the colors, the sharpness, the composition, the subject--is absolutely fabulous. Extremely well done.
npecanhuk (78497) 2008-10-03 7:44
One of the most magical photographs I've ever seen here at TE!
Incredible landscape in a picture taken at the right time of the day in order to enhance its beauty, to make it even more special!
Excellent quality photograph!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
smythdylan (74) 2009-04-01 22:47
Spectacular, has everything:-D
Really captures scottish scenery. Great colours, well done!
deud (1920) 2009-04-01 23:08
what a fantastic view!
very well done!
Pictures_Collec (389) 2009-05-21 0:19
Que dire sinon que cette image est une invitation au rêve et qu'elle pourrait servir de décor à des films comme le Seigneur des Anneaux ou Eragon.
Technique parfaite. Je ne peux que m'incliner. Un grand bravo.
greg64g (11193) 2009-05-21 7:06
je regarde tes photos avec plaisir et on retrouve un traitement qui est apprecie de l'autre coté du channel, avec une touche que j'ai souvent vu dans les revues UK.
En tout cas c'est magnifique. Les highlands sont le paradis des photographes paysagistes.
bloublou (144) 2010-05-15 6:57
incredible sunset, congratulations
Thanoslim (310) 2012-11-04 9:57
Καλησπέρα από την Ελλάδα
Για άλλη μια φορά, μια υπέροχη φωτογραφία. Όμορφα χρώματα και υπέροχη σύνθεση. Παρακολουθώ από πέρσι την δουλειά σου και πραγματικά σου αξίζουν συγχαρητήρια.
ryno (6865) 2014-06-29 6:15
Lovely, surreal colours, Emmanuel. This scene looks almost biblical in its simplicity and perfection. You had great light to work with, but it's still an excellent composition and perspective from your side.
- Copyright: Emmanuel Coupe (emmanuel33) (276)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-11-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1Ds, 17-40L
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorite Landscapes, Favorites - landscapes 02, hoooooooo, The Best of Scotland, Aaah!, CLODO's SELECTION III [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-11 19:21
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