One of the problems about going to places that I've seen photographed a hundred times before, is that I always have in my head an idea of exactly which shot I want to get from a location that I've never actually even stood in.
In my experience, it's rare that nature conspires to give you exactly what you want, and quite often the location itself isn't quite what you expected (case in point, the famous trees in Val d'Orcia, Tuscany
are right next to a major road with heavy trucks screaming by) and it's harder to compose the shot I want than I thought it would be.
So with places that are far away from home and require a holiday to get there, I end up compromising, making do with the conditions I get for the few days I'm there, and promising myself that "I'll come back one day and do it better"
So this shot of the Trotternish Peninsula on the Isle of Skye is the exception. It's one of the very few times that everything has come together perfectly, and I've seen the shot I've been carrying around with me in my head for a couple of years, materialise right infront of the camera.
The light sweeping across the landscape only lasted for a few seconds...but it was enough
Pity the same thing didn't happen when I made the trek up the Old Man of Storr and out to Elgol beach. Oh well, I'll go back there one day and do them better......
Same morning and location as:Metadata
Taken from the Quiraing, Northern Skye, Scotland
Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Hoya ND400 9 stop ND | Lee 0.9 3 stop hard grad |
30 secs | f13 | 17mm
Workflow in Nikon Capture NX2. Resize for web PS CS3Thanks in advance for any comments or faves.