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Kilt Rock & waterfall

Kilt Rock & waterfall
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-23
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 macro, Pro1 CP + Cokin grad P121
Exposure: f/7.1
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-06 20:00
Viewed: 4181
Points: 25
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Kilt Rock & waterfall

About one and a half miles south of Staffin on the A855 coastal road lies Kilt Rock viewpoint. There are really two attractions here; one is the waterfall which tumbles from the nearby loch over the precipitous cliff edge in dramatic fashion, the second is Kilt Rock itself, a striking vertical cliff-face of basalt which if you use some imagination - resembles the folds of a Scottish kilt.

There is a fenced viewpoint that gives the only reasonable views of Kilt Rock, though the angle of the coast does not allow for a really good look at the waterfall. I took these shots late in the evening and really struggled with the light in trying to extract detail from the sky.

Full waterfall in Workshop

Adobe Photoshop CS3
Exposure Time: 1/3
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 36/1 mm

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hi stephen,
beautiful shot, it looks like a 3 d shot, the composition is good, nice pov, slow shutter speed has given nice effect to the falling water, lovely natural colour tones,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-07-06 23:02]

Very beautiful shot. I think the world is full of beauty and you captured this superbly. Great composition and wonderful colors.


Thanks for sharing this moody dramatic landscape.

Actually, Stephen, I like the way the sky almost merges with the sea. They provide a really good backdrop against which to view the dramatic majesty of the cliffs and the waterfall. A very beautiful scene!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-07 1:10]

Hello Stephen,
Beautiful landscape.Nicely exposed and composed.Framing,large DOF and POV are also excellent.Like a postcard!

Hi stephen,
beautiful composed landscape shot

Hi stephen
Great shot! dont often see waterfalls and a seascape in the same image. Is it possible to access the beach below anywhere?
Best wishes

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-07-07 3:28]

Hi Stephen, superb land/seascape here. Yes, I see the Scottish kilt - well named.
The milky waterfall is very eye-catching too. Well done

Hello Stephen,
First off, geez don't stand so close to the edge...:o)
Those cliffs are amazingly beautiful, your photo is beautiful, I really love the waterfall in the foreground..wow...the colors are so natural yet so very rich...TFS

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-09 2:48]

Hi Stephen,

a great shot, i was at this spot last year. I too have just returned from the Scotland, where the weather was particularly 'unphotogenic'...washed out gret skies and lfat light...you have done well here, nice colours and composition make up for the lack of light..good work.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-09 12:19]

Hi Stephen

That is beautiful, you really make people want to visit the place. Stunning composition and an excellent POV. Light and exposure are spot on. Really lovely



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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-07-09 23:55]

Wow, this is a beautful shot Stephen. Very well composed and I like the way your expsosure worked on the Waterfall. Great light and colours for a varied scene. Crisp and sharp and well framed.

Hi Steve,
Another wonderful photo from you trip along the western coast of Scotland. I didn't make it that far and have to visit that part another time. You are giving me some great ideas for this next trip, when ever it will be.
The combination of a waterfall and a seascape is very special and you managed to get a very good composition out of the difficult POV. I can understand your stuggle with the sky, but now know how difficult the Scotish sky can be.

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