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Ten day holiday on Skye

Ten day holiday on Skye


Postby Musicfinder » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:27 pm

Date walked: 30/09/2013

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I spent the last 9 days of September and the first day of October relaxing on the Isle of Skye while on holiday. I was staying in Kilmuir, a few miles from Uig, so I visited the Cave of Gold almost daily. Rather than post individual walks, many of which I have previously posted from earlier visits to Skye, I am posting a few of my photographs from my time on Skye.

I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday walking about Skye. I visited the Cave of Gold, the Quiraing multiple times, Bridal Veil Falls, Brother’s Point, The Old Man of Storr, the Elgol coastline, Rubha Hunish, the Rah waterfall, the Fairy Pools, Glen Sligachan, the no name waterfall and Ben Tianavaig. I didn’t attempt any Munros as I was traveling alone and my wife wants to be with when I do them. Knowing that we are returning next May I am willing to wait until then.
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby Sarah86 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:29 pm

Wow... your photos are amazing :clap: What a wonderful trip you had.
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby bigjimmy » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:56 pm

superb photographs, thanks for posting!
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby dawnfoth » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:11 pm

Super duper! Looks like you had a magical trip! Thanks :D
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby Silverhill » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:21 pm

From now on thou shall be called Magicfinder!
Stunning photography, wow! :clap:
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby ceaser » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:06 pm

Stunning pictures as usual music finder !
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby mrssanta » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:44 am

How do you do those "tidal movement" pictures?
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby Lenore » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:22 am

Oh they are all spectacular! What gorgeous photos you take, musicfinder. 31 looks like a (wooden) person's trying to climb out of the water. Spooky!
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby Musicfinder » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:04 pm

Sarah86 wrote:Wow... your photos are amazing :clap: What a wonderful trip you had.


Thank you. This was my first visit to Skye for this time of the year. Each season provides something different to see.

bigjimmy wrote:superb photographs, thanks for posting!


Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them.

dawnfoth wrote:Super duper! Looks like you had a magical trip! Thanks :D


Thanks, Every visit to Skye has been magical, some wetter, some windier :lol: but always magical!

Silverhill wrote:From now on thou shall be called Magicfinder!
Stunning photography, wow! :clap:


Thank you for the compliment.

ceaser wrote:Stunning pictures as usual music finder !


Thanks. I enjoyed the time I had taking the photographs. I'm pleased you enjoyed viewing them.
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:42 pm

Wonderful photos - thanks for posting them :D
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:59 pm

Some brilliant shots, thanks for sharing :clap:
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby Musicfinder » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:31 pm

mrssanta wrote:How do you do those "tidal movement" pictures?


It's a combination of shutter speed and the water movement. With the log in the water I used a shutter speed just over a second to capture the water movement. At the Cave of Gold (#28) I shot at 13 seconds, but additionally the sea was more active also. For the "Morning Calm" shot I used a 10 stop ND filter resulting in a shutter speed of over 8 minutes.
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby Caberfeidh » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:54 am

Brilliant photos! Have you tried the Western Isles yet? If not, a new world of wonders awaits! I couldn't help noticing though; your photo of Duntulm Castle is mislabeled as Dunvegan. The ghost of the Laird MacLeod, said to haunt that ruin by drinking and playing cards with his spectral buddies, would be up in arms!
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby Musicfinder » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:21 pm

Lenore wrote:Oh they are all spectacular! What gorgeous photos you take, musicfinder. 31 looks like a (wooden) person's trying to climb out of the water. Spooky!

Thank you Lenore! I never looked at that photo that way before, but I can now :lol:

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Wonderful photos - thanks for posting them :D

Thanks for the compliment.

johnkaysleftleg wrote:Some brilliant shots, thanks for sharing :clap:

Your comment is appreciated. I always look forward to your reports for the images you capture.
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Re: Ten day holiday on Skye

Postby Musicfinder » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:30 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:Brilliant photos! Have you tried the Western Isles yet? If not, a new world of wonders awaits! I couldn't help noticing though; your photo of Duntulm Castle is mislabeled as Dunvegan. The ghost of the Laird MacLeod, said to haunt that ruin by drinking and playing cards with his spectral buddies, would be up in arms!

Caberfeidh, thanks for the compliment. I haven't been to the Western Isles yet, I'm hoping to spend a few days on Harris next May during our holiday on Skye.

Caberfeidh, do you have any specific Western Isles recommendations? Thanks in advance if you do!

The Duntulm Castle is now properly labeled, thanks to you :) , so the ghost of Laird MacLeod can continue drinking and playing cards.
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