Early light on the Quiraing.

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    Here is my first upload from our rather eventful two day stay on the Isle of Skye.
    I headed to the Quiraing for the sunrise on the first morning. I had never been to this location on my previous visits to this island so it was a double challenge due to not knowing what the land was like and the lack of any interest in the sky. The beautiful warm early morning light made up for this though and I really like the result.

    This image is a combination of two exposures, one exposed for the foreground and one exposed for the sky. The two images where combined manually in Photoshop Elements 9 using layers and masks before boosting contrast slightly then resizing and a slight sharpening.

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    All images are ©Iain Huitson 2012.
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    Dumitru Mihai, Steve Boote.., and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Steve Boote.. 35 months ago | reply

      Love the redness to this Iain.Clouds or no clouds doesn't really matter with light as good as this.

    2. Maciej - landscape.lu 35 months ago | reply

      I always love the images of that place. Leaving for the second time this year to Skye next week

    3. Sheerlight 35 months ago | reply

      so rich Iain, wonderful. You lucky pair wandering around Skye!

    4. Highland Art 13 35 months ago | reply

      This is a beautiful, surreal and splendid landscape, and an awesome capture. The light is superb. Very nice job.

    5. Martin Steele. 35 months ago | reply

      As per Facebook Iain, stunning, the light is gorgeous!

    6. technoblurb 35 months ago | reply

      Beautiful light Iain, Skye is such a stunning place providing so many weather systems in one day.

    7. Kevin J Allan 35 months ago | reply

      Beautiful scenery and light. I'm hoping to go there in a couple of weeks, on the way to Harris.

    8. v15ben 35 months ago | reply

      Great light and I love this spot.

    9. sasha_h 35 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot... Congrat!!!

    10. Azzmataz 35 months ago | reply

      As I said on facey, just stunning mate!

    11. Mike Ridley. 35 months ago | reply

      Some fab golden light in this one mate, very nicely done Iain

    12. Alistair Bennett 35 months ago | reply

      Stunning warm light Ian. cock-on blending too.

    13. Allshots Imaging 35 months ago | reply

      Looks like a fun road. Great composition & light too!

    14. Sindre Ulvund 34 months ago | reply

      This is a really great shot. Nice composition and the way the road curves is just pleasing to the eye!

    15. madalyne2012 33 months ago | reply

      Very pretty shot. Great lighting!

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