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Riders on the Storm (Explore #1)

Riders on the storm

Riders on the storm

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Riders on the storm


Riders on the Storm-The Doors


A storm breaks over the Elgol peninsula, the clouds swirling in a chaotic mass through the brooding peaks of the Cuillins as the waters, whipped up by the freshening winds churn and boil in a maelstrom of foam and spray. The dying light of the sun casts an other-worldly glow over the unfolding scene as the dull boom of the waves striking the distant cliffs plays out an intricate orchestral embrace with the frenzied sound of the sea tearing itself apart over the sharp granite beneath my feet. A cacophony of hisses and crackles and fizzes to accompany a far off bass line.


I shot this at a focal length of 16mm while perched on the edge of a rocky outcrop. With the incoming tide and increasingly menacing seas, there was very little time to set up but I wanted to try as much as possible to place the viewer right in the frame. To at least capture some of the raw energy and feel of that night. So turn up the music to one of my favourite tracks and taste the salt.............


It pays not to slip here.


Technical : Nikon D810, Nikkor 16.0-35.0 f/4 at 16mm, f/14, ISO 64, 1 second exposure. Gitzo GT3523LT with FLM-CB48 II ballhead.


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Taken on May 19, 2017