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One of the locations =Alex37 and I where most excited about shooting was Elgol, subject to so many amazing photographs, most famously Joe Cornish's simply named 'Elgol'

With its incredible sculpted foreshore and colourful rock formations tied together with an irresistible backdrop of the Cuillin Hills its no wonder many of the worlds best visit here. Unfortunately due to its location and unpredictable weather, Elgol proved it wasn't going to show its full colours to us. Luckily there where a few breaks in the cloud giving a soft warm evening light to the landscape.

Location

Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Date and Time

10/09/2008, 18:32

Equipment

Nikon D70 | Tokina 12-24mm | focal length 12mm | ISO200 | f/22 | 0.6s | Cokin P121M | Manafrotto 055PROB tripod + 141RC tilt pan head

All comments and critiques are welcome....


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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great composition Guy, depth of field here is very good, showing the Cuillins very clearly. I was here last year in October, and unfortunately didn't get any good conditions at all for shooting this iconic location.
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Finofilka Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009   Photographer
Your wonderful work(s) has been featured
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:icontracy-me:
tracy-Me Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This spectacular work has been featured here: [link] :worship: Thank you very much for sharing your work! :worship:
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   General Artist
stunning!
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
cheers Dan
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009   General Artist
no probs!
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:iconywyh-s--morelenmir:
YWYH-s--Morelenmir Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009   General Artist
Wow, crazy rocks. I totally thought it was lava, then I went, "Wait, Scotland and lava? Huh?" Absolutely amazing.
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It probably is volcanic rock, weathered for many millions of years
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:iconywyh-s--morelenmir:
YWYH-s--Morelenmir Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009   General Artist
Most likely. Scotland = island. Island = made from volcano. Therefore volcanic rock + Scotland = perfect sense. Looks totally awesome. I'm such a rock dork. XD
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009   Photographer
Not that typical sunset wonderful light thing but wonderful. I like the special atmosphere conveyed by the cast sky!
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I couldn't imagine what the place would look like in stunning light. Must be incredible
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
Oh yes! I imagine it with some thick blue clouds and some glorious minutes of golden light of the sun breaking through, illuminating the rocks and waves..haha :)
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
don't tease me
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009   Photographer
it's nice like that too! :)
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:iconpestilence:
pestilence Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Lovely shot mate! :)
:+fav: :)
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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travellerwolf Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Great shot! like how the angle of the rock is exactly right at the front to draw you into the picture! Love the sky as well! I gotta get my arse back to Scotland!
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes you should! Thanks for the comment :d
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:iconrocqua:
rocqua Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
i really love the composition of this shot, but i feel the colours and contrast could really use some work.

i gave it a short shot in PS, and i think that with some more effort this could be turned into a killer shot. i saved my current version of the shot, and am willing to either send it to you, or delete it in case you are uncomfortable with anyone saving your shots.
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I would be very interested in seeing your version. Thanks
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:iconrocqua:
rocqua Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
ok, how should i send it to you (i could upload as scraps, but i'd rather not since it's not mine, maybe email it?)
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't mind if you upload it to your scraps, just as long as you post my name next to it, or delete it
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:iconrocqua:
rocqua Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
playing with it some more i realize the foreground is way to dark, i colour dodge layer seemed to work well for that one.
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rocqua Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
kk, here it is, PSD file is included.

[link]

ofcourse, it could use a lot more work, just a general idea.
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm personally I think it's been pushed too far and doesn't look natural, but thanks for the input
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:iconrocqua:
rocqua Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
i agree, like i said, the foreground is to much. the general idea is to increase contrast, it's kinda gray.
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:iconday16:
Day16 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009   Photographer
As ever, an incredible shot!!! good work!!
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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Svision Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Very nice location indeed. The foreground looks unique and interesting, and those mountains at the horizon are wonderful.

The slightly blurred wave doesn't really attracts your eye, but it doesn't distract very much.
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your input
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
its a goodun Guy. I give that arse a 10.
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
7
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:iconfinofilka:
Finofilka Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009   Photographer
Elgol is great place
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed it is
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eighty-three Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful scenery, the water breaking on the rocks looks great, and really nice lighting, lucky with the break in the clouds ;)
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Defiantly, Thanks
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:iconrickylp:
RickyLP Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Beautiful coast mate.
Great foreground, great photo
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Ricky
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:iconrichardmacdonald:
RichardMacDonald Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
It looks spectacular in Full View. Maybe there'll be some nice light when we visit Skye in May. :)
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm so envious, I hope there is for you too :)
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DestinyGirl16 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Student General Artist
that looks good, everything matches great together :D
good job on this picture :)
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Nicely captured!!
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Drew
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Fantastic shot and place :)
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:iconpastyguy:
PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconbogdanepure:
BogdanEpure Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning shot! Absolutely awesome.
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D thanks
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