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under the northern sky (34)
cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Scotland is one of my favourite countries (just behind Balkans) since I spent there fantastic two weeks in 1994 (Oh, my God - is it that long now!?). I love the clear colours of the sky, sea and vegetation as well as the amazing fairy-like landscape.

The Oban Bay is located on the western coast of Scotland and is a gate to the arhipelago of Inner and Outer Hebrides. From the local port of Oban you may take a ferry and visit all the beautiful islands, and if you take a boat - the seal colonies and dolphins are just within 15 minutes from the shore... Just look on my seal shot...

This year I was there only for a day but almost gave up my duties and went to hike again among these hills... well, dreams... dreams... one day (time is the limiting factor) I will get there again for much longer than just a day :-)

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cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
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Edited by:glazzaro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 473 W: 108 N: 1293] (4605)

1. Selected the sky only, applied photo filter, deep blue, 25%
2. Ran weak noise reduction

Note: You have a gorgeous sky, but it looked liked the shot was taken from a window because I can see the horizontal lines. By applying the photo filter and reducing noise I was able to remove the trace of those lines.

Greg