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The Old Man Of Storr | by Philipp Klinger Photography
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The Old Man Of Storr

Those clouds looked really creepy, as they slowly swallowed the whole landscape... Unfortunately the sky was rather dull, so I had to add quite a bit of processing to get some blue out of it...


I'll also show a photo taken from the top (yup, we climbed it).




The Storr is a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye. The hill presents a steep rocky eastern face overlooking the Sound of Raasay, contrasting with gentler grassy slopes to the west.


The area in front of the cliffs of the Storr is known as the Sanctuary. This has a number of weirdly shaped rock pinnacles, the remnants of ancient landslips. The most famous of these, and by far the largest and most apparent when approaching from the south, is known as the Old Man of Storr (Bodach an Stòir).


In January 2012, production of the science-fiction film Prometheus moved to the Isle of Skye, with filming taking place at the Old Man of Storr.

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Taken on June 9, 2012