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User / Pete Rowbottom, Wigan, UK
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Apologies if you were one of the 55 people that saw this once today, uploaded for the second time today due to Flickr being broken. (55 views in nearly 4 hours)..?

This is the second image I've posted up from this location on the Isle of Skye and I'd say this is probably my favourite.

The weather was changing minute to minute and even swapping composition spots could see a complete change in lighting and weather by the time you walked for 2 minutes, light was breaking through at times though so I just decided to pick a spot I really liked and just wait to see what happened.. here amdist the stormy skies low light is breaking through from the left picking out details on the house and hillside to the rear, snow covered Blaven is seen amidst the ongoing passing weather squalls.

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Finding this image by chance on the hard drive was definitely something of a 'poisoned chalice'...

I happened across this image and liked it straight away so I thought right time to get this one done... for someone who doesn't like to spend too long editing images this one was an absolute pain in the backside as it actually took several hours to do... nothing complicated about the image, no advanced or complicated methods needed, nope nothing like that... it was due to the sheer amount of dust spots on my camera sensor at this time! I don't think I've ever had an image as bad as this for dust spots, pollen, and crap on the filter / sensor which really shows up on long exposures such as this, as I remember I got this camera cleaned professionally after this shoot due to this...

This is 'Charlies Garden', a fantastic rock stock in the North Sea in Northumberland, this was shot just after sunset, the tide was just at the height I wanted and there were plenty of clouds about so this type of image was always in my mind.

At 3 minutes long it can be considered a really long exposure, I just wish it had taken that amount of time to process it!

Amusingly after I had done it, I found a PSD file in the folder which was titled 'unfinished dust spot nightmare', and when I opened it up it was this :-)

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The last from a sequence of shots on the Elgol Coastline from this evening.

This was just after Sunset and there is still some great colours in the sky, the tide was well on it's way in at this point and with each surge the waves broke higher up onto the beach leaving the photographer the job of picking the shutter speed and the right receding wave to shoot.

A little further into the scene the sea is a lot more violent, and can be seen crashing over one of the remaining sea stacks.


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I've not posted anything from here in absolutely ages so here we go, we stopped off here on the way to Skye in February, which really does seem like an eternity ago now!

As always with this location I always look for something different than the 'regular' shot, (then always end up taking one of that anyway..) I do like a low perspective, and this was about as low as I could get in the River, even with wellies on it was a bit of a contortionist job getting wedged in....

The sunrise came and went and only had very brief colour, but what it lacked in colour it certainly didn't in drama with some great storm clouds either side of the Buachaille and with the top perfectly visible in full snow I was happy enough... well until my backside got soaking wet .... not a lot wellies can help with there!


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I've photographed this subject a number of times now as it is without one of the most classic landscapes in the World, however I'd never shot it from this location before...

This day weather wise was extremel poor, we had tried to shoot if from across the loch but it really did nothing for me as the water was moving and the light was really quite poor, I only got my camera out once and even then looking at the files at home I was grabbing at nothing as the scene was very flat... We had been toying with the idea of climbing up there but the low lying mist and cloud made this virtually pointless as we would be lucky to see anything, nevermind get any shots...

We thought we would head up to the Quirang to have a walk around and see if we could get any light coming through the heavy cloud somewhere, this turned out to be another non start as it was actually too windy to even open the car door upon getting up there, rocking the car side to side even with some 'hefty' Gentlemen inside :-)!!

We gave up on that idea and decided to head back to Sligachan to shoot the falls as it was a lot more inland and less lightly to be affected by the winds.. On the way back we noticed that the mist was really low and decided to see if we could chance get anything from this different angle, given that we hadn't got anything all day it was a no brainer.

The wind was very very strong here still, hard to stand up let alone take pictures... the scene was constantly changing as the mist was being rapidly blown around, The only place I could shoot was with the car boot raised and tucked in behind it and with the big lens on, and just waited for a moment where the 'old man' was prominent but the background mostly taken away by the conditions. This was the result..

Normally looking at it from this angle it isn't dramatic as the colours all blend into one and the shape of the rocks are just lost against the similar backround elements.

A few of us had discussed this before about making bad weather work for you instead of against you, up until this point on this day my train of thought seemed to be a bit of a 'damp squib' as we were all empty handed, but just that little bit of endeavour and luck paid dividends in the end.

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