• Dùn Caan 443m
  • Beinn na Cailleach (‘hill of the old woman’) 732m
  • Beinn Dearg Mhòr (‘big red hill’) 709m
  • Blà Bheinn (Norse/Gaelic name meaning ‘blue hill’) 928m
  • Glamaig 776m
  • Marsco 736m
  • Am Basteir (meaning unclear; possibly ‘the executioner’) 934m and Bruach na Frìthe (‘bank of the deer forest’) 958m.

    Even at this distance it was possible to identify the feature known as Fiacail a' Bhasteir (the 'Basteir Tooth').
  • Loch Leathann (‘broad loch’)
  • Beinn Tianavaig 413m
  • Rùm

The Old Man of Storr, Trotternish, Skye

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Dawn light on the pinnacles of The Storr, Trotternish, Skye.

I had arrived at this spot almost 45 minutes earlier, in the pre-dawn twilight. Gradually, pink tones began to fill the sky to the south. As the sun finally rose over the mountains on the mainland, the basalt pinnacles of The Storr began to glow as they reflected its light. Meanwhile, beneath them, in areas of shadow the grass retained its verdant green colour, but in other places it began to take on yellow tones.
It was an incredible privilege to witness this scene unfold.

This is a wider-angle view than the previous shot on my Photostream. To the left of the image, Dùn Caan, the highest peak in the island of Raasay (Scots Gaelic: Ratharsair) can be seen. The main peaks of The Cuillin are behind the pinnacles of The Storr. On the extreme right horizon, the distant hills of Rùm are just visible.

Website: Douglas Griffin Photography

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  1. Pete Hyde 56 months ago | reply

    A magnificent landscape with beautiful early morning light on the pinnacles and a glorious skyline .... all very well photographed.

  2. Martin Slowey 56 months ago | reply

    Terrific shot Doug. The composition is beautiful, but the light seals the deal for me.

  3. Craig Robertson 56 months ago | reply

    Right back at you Douglas!. Stunning view, superb light - Fantastic shot. Wish I had the energy to get to these places.

  4. tsubame 56 months ago | reply

    This is really nice. I like the row of bumpy mounds in the distance too.

  5. Paul Sammonds 56 months ago | reply

    Great shot of spectacular scenery.

  6. raygreenuk 55 months ago | reply

    Excellent. Love the colours from the dawn light. Worth the early start.

  7. p3nno 55 months ago | reply


  8. nalo.soul 55 months ago | reply

    Fascinating tones !!

  9. kyawzo 55 months ago | reply

    Stunning... like the compo...

  10. miky199  53 months ago | reply

    beautiful place

  11. eoind 50 months ago | reply

    Beautiful scene and great colours.

  12. hfxhiker 45 months ago | reply

    so beautiful!

  13. R-Joy's Photos 43 months ago | reply

    Superb Scottish sunset!

  14. NightsideEclipse 41 months ago | reply

    belter of a shot

  15. mapmyphoto 40 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot.

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