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October 25, 2011
Suggester said; "Beautifully majestic composition."

The Mystical Quiraing by *EvaMcDermott
Featured by Anoya
Suggested by RJW-Photo
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The Mystical Quiraing

Light streaks on this magical, mystical place of eerie light and crazy weather. A slightly different vantage point than my digital image posted earlier with some weather moving in on a Transient Light Workshop. I always wanted to go to Skye so a dream come true!

The Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Pentax 67ii (courtesy of Ian Cameron, Transient Light)
Velvia 50
1-Stop grad
Scanned on an Epson V750 using Silverfast Ai Studio 8 and betterscanning holder with ANR glass

Only CS5 work was Burn and Dodge

Thanks for looking and for any comments and critiques you wish to leave.

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blessedout's avatar

First of all, I must say - lucky you for getting to shoot this incredible place! The weather looked like it was perfect, and “Mystical” is ABSOLUTELY the right term to describe this place! It is utterly breathtaking, and I’m so thankful there are photographers like you whom I can live vicariously through and feel like I’ve visited places without having gone anywhere! (I don’t have much of a life haha!)

I can’t tell if this is edited at all but it looks to be a completely natural shot - the greens and yellows (especially the greens to the right and the yellows on the tree) are gorgeous. I like that you got the lakes in the piece, along with the hills and the (only slightly) ominous clouds overhead. I’m not familiar with Transient light workshops, so I would have liked for you to perhaps explain your process a bit more for those of us who are total beginners at photography. (I’m at the level of beginner where you have a camera but have no idea what to do with it, so it’s possible that I wouldn’t have understood even if you tried to explain!)

As far as the photo itself goes - why, I can’t think of a single thing you could have done to make it better, other than take multiple pictures from multiple angles. I saw in your caption that you’d taken another photo (from another angle), and I look forward to seeing that one also! One thing you might want to consider, though, is adding a link to other photos in a series so that your watchers on here can see them a bit more conveniently. Thanks again for taking this wonderful shot - it makes me want to visit Scotland so much!

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Breadcatoftheera234's avatar

Great photo mate!😉🇦🇺

WNaturalism's avatar
Very awesome work!!!
FeelNature's avatar
Great shot,congratulations !
firedancer123's avatar
May I use this on a report cover? It's on Scotland and I love how this captures alot of the different aspects of the country...
EvaMcDermott's avatar
OK if you link to my site and send me a link. It CANNOT be used for any other purpose.
firedancer123's avatar
It's not going to be published or anything... It's my final paper for one of my college courses...
augenweide's avatar
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
Sergiba's avatar
Wonderful shot!
purplekyloe's avatar
Hello! I've featured your beautiful deviation here: [link] :aww:
SaitouuRyuuji's avatar
Wow this is amazing.
Rebacan's avatar
Been there..loved it. Well captured. :)
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oceaniclove's avatar
This is really an exceptional shot Eva. It is just wonderful!
RezzanATAKOL's avatar
Congratilations on the very well deserved DD:heart:
Angie-Pictures's avatar
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
Arichy's avatar
Hello! We're waiting your work here :icondd-catalogue:

Thank you :heart:
tartleigh's avatar
I was just on Skye myself, unfortunately, the day I was there was wet and grey, so mine didn't turn out well, but yours is beautiful. =)
Anoya's avatar

I wanted to let you know that you've been featured in the APN Daily Deviations - October 2011 News Article! :hug:
oh wow,wish i was a scotish... amazing skills and stunning view...
nomadichomemaker's avatar
I want to be there NOW!
TheMauveStorm's avatar
Quite a magnificent scene here. It really makes me want to get out of the city for a little bit and travel.
Hellsing365's avatar
Skye is beautiful isn't it? I wish I got to spend more time there :)
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