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Skies on Skye

Skies on Skye
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Copyright: Emma Taylor (Aramok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-27
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM, Digital ISO 100, 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Cape Wrath, Outer & Inner Hebridies
Date Submitted: 2006-08-16 15:44
Viewed: 4477
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was one of those days when I couldn't take my eyes of the clouds. They were amazing and I thought I would try breaking into SunToucher's gorund here given his love of big skies. So Niek, here's one for you.

Taken on the Isle of Skye (no punn intended here) looking towards Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna. The ones showing are probably Rum and Canna - these all being island names to the south west(ish) of the Isle of Skye from Glen Brittle off the Rubh’ an Dłnain headland.

This was our last day on holiday and it was another good day, though the midges were around in large numbers.

Converted from RAW, a midge cloned out - it was on my lens of all things! and resized and sharpen for TN and a touch extra contrast.

Please enjoy.

PS - I should also point out that this is almost directly into sun, hence the brighter side on the left which I have already toned down a touch!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-08-16 15:59]
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Hi Emma,

Beautiful view and well composed.

At 18mm a careful position of the circular Polarizer is a must. In this image, your effect is on the right side of the image. Rotating the polarizer to the left about a 1/4 turn was needed.
Also, circular polarizers do not work well with such wide angles, a graduated P would be a wise choice.


Hi Emma,
Great scene, have you captured. It looks very cool and lovely. Well composed. TFS.

Very nice skyscape Emma.
Good colours and exposure. Well composed, well framed and good notes.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

Hi Emma,

Niek is going to like this one. He loves big skies! I like it too. The sliver of sea and islands gives great scale to the image. It is very dynamic. It might need just a tad of rotation to right?? Mike's comment is interesting.

Thanks for sharing.

Evelynn : )

Hi Emma,
I think I recognize this kind of sky from my side of the North Sea! Very photogenic indeed...
I like the emphasis on the sky, but not forgetting the island and calm seas...
All well framed in a very nice presentation!
Pablo -

Tjee Emma, a photo for me and its not even my birthday! I am honored and..... actually I am just speechless. This is really a beautiful big sky photo. It is ofcouse going to be added to my fav's.

Thank you so much!


PS. Interesting read what Mike wrote.

wow beautiful! I almost feel like I'm flying looking at it..nice!
Donna :o)

Hello Emma, excllent cloudes, perfect details, BG,POV DOF perfect composed and capture photo, TFS Kyle

Hi Emma,
That is a very dramatic and beautiful seascape/sky scene. It has a great sense of depth to it. AWESOME!

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