Ye Gods, it feels good to be back on Skye. Lisabet and I got up at Sparrow’s Fart today (technical term) for a circuit around the Trotternish Peninsula. Apart from being the northernmost part of Skye, the Trotternish’s main claim to fame is a monstrous landslip the runs almost the full length of the peninsula. As a result, there are many unusual rock formations and sudden cliffs; one of the more famous areas being the Storr, featuring the Old Man of Storr. The other is the Quiraing, which is what you see above. =) https://goo.gl/lmI1qN
The Quiraing features a sheer vertical cliff along with lots of otherworldly rock formations with dramatic names, such as The Prison, The Needle, and The Table. It is the only part of the Trotternish landslip that is still moving. Getting this shot wasn’t easy as it’s proved to be an extremely blustery day today so I was constantly wrestling with the wind. Eventually, I finally got the shot set up and waited for the sun to burst out from the behind the speeding clouds, illuminating this incredible scene. =)
Quiraing, Trotternish Peninsula, Isle of Skye, Highlands, Scotland.
ISO100, f/8, 1⁄15sec at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser and a soft 3-stop ND grad filter stacked on my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens attached to a Nikon D7000. This exposure was shot three times for focus stacking, later rendering the scene tack-sharp in post. Processed in Capture One, edited in Photoshop.