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Kilt Rock, Skye | by kenny mccartney
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Kilt Rock, Skye

The beauty of the Isle of Skye was simply breathtaking. Shame then, that it rained a good portion of our time there. Part of the Scottish charm, I suppose. There were a few moments in which the weather was gorgeous, but our time at Kilt Rock was not one of them. Starting at Portree, we drove the entirety of the NE peninsula of Trotternish. Nearing the end of our journey we enjoyed our view of Kilt Rock - a small lake which pours out over 300 feet to the seas below. Most astonishing were the emerald colored waters - I never knew the north Atlantic could be so clear.


Short 15 second exposure just long enough to achieve motion in the waterfall and smooth the sea. Circular polarizer rotated towards the bottom of the frame at the expense of the sky, which underwent an exposure blend. Conditions were horrid - cold wind and driving rain through the duration of my exposures. I've never allowed my gear to get as soaked as it did that day. Thankfully, no camera equipment was harmed during the making of this image.


5D II + TSE 24L II + Hoya ND8 + Hoya CPL


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Taken on September 13, 2010