Inside Fingal's Cave in the Hebrides Islands of Scotland

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    Fingal's Cave on the Island of Staffa in the Hebrides was formed by the erosion of volcanic basalt columns as the surround sea washed up against the island for eons. It is famous as the source of Mendellsohn's overture of the same name (properly named The Hebrides Overture.) Victorian travelers flocked her and were inspired by the natural cathedral effect.

    I shot this at about 4:00 in the morning while it just beginning to turn deep blue outside, and then had two assistants (from the Argyll Hotel on nearby Iona) light the inside with two large flashlights (torches). Thanks guys.

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    1. Court Roberts 48 months ago | reply

      The cool meter just exploded!
      Nice job!

    2. 48 months ago | reply

      Well done that is an amazing image, I have tried to shoot in the cave before and its a nightmare.

    3. rareJer [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

      I am listening to the Hebrides Overture and am looking at your images. Just fantastic! Thank you! I am so happy for you and the result.

    4. estivillml 41 months ago | reply

      The light is awesome!

    5. Franc.c 41 months ago | reply

      This is a super shot. I visited this cave recently... this shot makes my own pics look very uninteresting! Fantastic work. Beam from the flashlights gives the image a kinda magical quality..

    6. chusheybunny 34 months ago | reply

      it's amazing how your technique brings out the best in the scenes. you are my idol, sir

    7. BlueisCoool 32 months ago | reply

      Very nice capture - congrats!

    8. Brucenyc26 26 months ago | reply

      That is an amazing shot!

    9. Flip828 26 months ago | reply

      Your photos have opened a new view of reality. Thank you so much for your insight on our world.

    10. frode d 26 months ago | reply

      Great shot indeed!

    11. गुड्डोदादी 26 months ago | reply

      सुंदर अति सुंदर

    12. j5k 26 months ago | reply

      Nice shot!

    13. CraigDesmarais 26 months ago | reply

      I wanna explore that thing!

    14. T. Hayes 26 months ago | reply

      This is now on my bucket list!

    15. dicksoto 26 months ago | reply

      Wow! I have to go!

    16. orinoko42 26 months ago | reply

      Fabulous sight! Great lighting =]

    17. Premysl Fojtu 24 months ago | reply

      Great shot! In fact, one of the best photos of Fingal's Cave I've seen so far.

    18. rowanC82 22 months ago | reply

      The light is awesome.

    19. headline 20 months ago | reply

      Listening to Mendelssohn's The Hebrides at this very moment. What a delightful touch. Thanks.

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