Creag an Fhèilidh

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    "Between 61 and 65 million years ago massive volcanic activity
    took place along the west coast of Scotland. During this period the
    Cuillin Mountains were formed and the northern half of Skye was
    covered in a series of layers of molten rock over 1,200 metres thick
    in total.

    The Pillars of rock which form the 'pleats' of Creag an Fhèilidh
    [the Kilt Rock] were formed at this time as molten rock forced its way
    between layers of Jurassic sandstone rocks. The molten rock cooled
    slowly and the striking columns formed as it shrank."


    Well. Creag an Fhèilidh is beautiful, but I was even more in awe of the
    Mealt Falls leaping over the side of the cliff and into the sea below. I had
    never seen the waterfall so 'active' before ... sometimes a lot of rain can
    be beautiful!

    This was taken on the beautifully sunny day I spent on the Isle of Skye,
    always one of my favourite places to visit for its dramatic scenery. These
    photos are definitely going to jump about as I decide which one to post
    next, so don't expect to follow any sort of logical pattern in my postings
    ... that would be far too sensible!

    I really like the way this shot turned out ...

    even though it's the same as a million other shots of the same place,
    [just click the "Kilt Rock" tag and you'll see what I mean]

    as it's the only viewpoint you can get to without leaping to your death ...
    and I wouldn't do that, even for you lot!


    Greg7, ~42n81~, louistib, natmeister, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. ~42n81~ 101 months ago | reply

      sheerly remarkable :-)
      truly this view is a lot like Maui, don't you think?


      what a gorgeous tune! certainly invites one to explore, on foot or on wing.

      and this is your blue . . . . wet and wonderful.

      for the record:


      you have much better sense than that . . . you surely heard your mother say "if everyone you know is running off a cliff, would you?"

    2. dsphoto- [deleted] 101 months ago | reply

      Incredible view, beautiful capture!

    3. Garnite 101 months ago | reply

      I've heard that one is supposed to suffer for one's art, but "leaping to your death" seems just a tad extreme. Excellent shot, Mike, even if not completely original.

    4. nirdwesh 101 months ago | reply

      amazing shot...great view!!

    5. glaciergirl 101 months ago | reply

      Ah, the ever-changing earth ...

    6. Jaemes Sister 101 months ago | reply

      Stunning---and I love the geology lesson! Whenever I see new scenery my mind always wonders how it was formed over time...this is very very cool! Also, I have a thing for waterfalls so this to me is just breeathtaking!

      Thanks for your comment---yes, I've seen those vests on workmen all over the world....

    7. louistib 101 months ago | reply

      Superb fall!

    8. Tunisia lover▲ [deleted] 101 months ago | reply

      i believe you :)
      good job !!!!! i love it any way ;)))))))

    9. :caroline: 101 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous blues. The only other angle to capture Kilt Rock is to hire a boat. Maybe next time...

    10. goofypikz 101 months ago | reply

      That's a stunning scene. Well captured, love the blue!

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    11. fossibear 101 months ago | reply

      Marvellous view!

    12. lucycat 101 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous! I love the geology too. Just think!

    13. mk_lynx 101 months ago | reply

      wow, wonderful image, loved the composition and viewpoint

    14. off my front porch 101 months ago | reply

      Oh wow, how gorgeous!!

    15. .simplicity & clarity [deleted] 101 months ago | reply


    16. julkiev 101 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot! excellent! like too much!
      so nice view

    17. wbsloan 100 months ago | reply

      Wonderful colors and composition.

    18. -trish [deleted] 100 months ago | reply


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