Photographer's Note

The Storr is a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye. The hill presents a steep rocky eastern face overlooking the Sound of Raasay, contrasting with gentler grassy slopes to the west.

The Storr is prime example of the Trotternish landslip, the longest such feature in Great Britain.
The area in front of the cliffs of The Storr is known as The Sanctuary. This has a number of weirdly shaped rock pinnacles, the remains of ancient volcanic plugs. One of the most famous of these is known as The Old Man of Storr.

I took this picture last weekend, on my recent trip to this lovely place. The morning was simply amazing. I was there with my friend and we took off about 3:30 in the morning – just to get to the top well before the sunrise, and have some time to find a proper spot. This place is such an amazing, almost lunar, landscape so the possibilities are almost endless.

When we reached the top we encountered virtually four seasons there (cold wind, heavy rain, hail – but, what’s important – amazing light). There was nothing but pure magic happening in the sky.

I took this photo a bit later after a proper sunrise. I’ll post something else quite soon.

When it comes to some technical specs :
Photo taken at 19mm, 1/13sec, f/11, ISO100, GND 0.6 SE, CPL + tripod.

Hope you’ll like it.

Regards, Piotr.

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Additional Photos by Piotr Czechowski (regis) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 10 N: 309] (2058)
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