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Awe Struck
Ian Cameron

Awe Struck

Stac pollaidh, Inverpolly Reserve, Scotland.

I rarely include people in my photography but in this case it serves two purposes the first being the sense of scale implied by the juxtaposition of human and landscape, the second reason, the fella obligingly sitting on this rock on the summit ridge of Stac pollaidh is my brother. It is fair to say that he was completely awe struck at the views. This was his first hill climbing, an hour to the top, a fairly gentle break in to a tremendous Scottish pastime. He tells me it won't be his last.

Pentax 67 II ,55-100 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
F16 at 1/8 sec, polariser, soft 0.45ND grad full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Gerald Rozemeijer10-Oct-2013 09:31
must be great sitting there !
Guest 15-Jul-2012 15:22
Mrs A Chapman 17-Jul-2010 11:56
Please let me know size, price and postage and how soon I could obtain a copy please.
Ian Cameron13-Oct-2008 07:26
Thank you Stoyan very true alas my brother was less than comfortable sitting on the edge of a 1000 foot drop!! Frequent calls of will the light be right SOON were coming from Mr Braveheart.
Stoyan Kolev 13-Oct-2008 01:29
If your brother was dressed as Rob Roy or Brave hearth this would be a perfect picture.
Bruce Little19-Jun-2007 16:04
On a day like that there are few better places to be.
Padishah 19-Jan-2007 12:44
Exquisite natural beauty.
joanteno02-Nov-2006 19:39
Vote. Spectacular shot.. Lucky brother.
carol j. phipps29-Oct-2006 01:07
Amazing view.
Ian Cameron27-Oct-2006 09:18
Hi folks. Although nobody has mentioned it yet I thought I would just clarify why the top of the mountains in the backdrop are cropped off. The answer is the lighting conditions, the sun was directly in front of this scene and I had to be extremely careful with lens shading to prevent any lens flare and a horribly burnt out sky. This was the best compromise.
Guest 27-Oct-2006 06:11
superb! just what the dr ordered
QUERIDO27-Oct-2006 06:06
very nice shot,vote
Michael Shpuntov27-Oct-2006 03:30
Superb image. Fantastic light and angle on the river. Vote.
Dave Wixx27-Oct-2006 01:46
And I'm not surprised. Stunning, stunning location. Scotland will always be our favourite place.
Donnaray27-Oct-2006 01:42
I think I would be Awe Struck too!
Beautiful composition! GMV
Valentina27-Oct-2006 01:29
amazing shot!!!!!!!
Jola Dziubinska26-Oct-2006 23:36
Exquisite image, fantastic vista. GMV.
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