More from the Isle of Skye

I am just now going through the hundreds of photos of my summer trip. It’s been nothing but rain here on the island and I’m still at that low energy level. Blogging has taken a back seat and I haven’t been out much taking photos. I’m doing a couple of on line courses and this very distracted person is trying to stay focused (no pun intended) and on track!!

ancient church ruins skye

As I wrote before, Skye is full of old Norse names, the fjords ( firths) and lochs and even the jagged outcroppings of mountain rock. I am heading to the  mysterious, perpetually mist covered craig  called  old man Storr and a popular hiking area.

storr

and here wandering enchanted gardens in the rain (another hand held slow shutter that turned out- as opposed to the dozen that did not!!)

Tutorial on “here’s how it’s done!”

Get ready to compose your shot, inhale and then exhale “om” three times.   Press the shutter and wait for time to stand still-  don’t move, don’t breathe ( these done simultaneously) – Voila!  😀

(I gave the walled garden DOF a touch more blur!)

 

and bidding a sad early morning goodbye as we head back on the road toward the Skye bridge and onward to Edinburgh

Isle of Skye roadstraight

best seen on attachment page

previous:  Up in the Glorious Skye

64 Comments Add yours

  1. Exquisite images, Cybele! A country near and dear to my heart, as my grandparents emigrated from there to the U.S. Someday I hope to get there. Until then, I have your gorgeous photos!

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    1. I hope you do Stacy. I just love it over there!! Thank you!

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  2. Tracey says:

    Beautiful images, as always. But I have to say, you’re a meany. I really thought there was a tutorial on how you edit. 😦

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    1. Tracey, you know sometimes I forget what I did. a little tweak here and there etc. I did use a filter to warm up the mists on old man storr but faded it down. The water fall has the PS adjustment “foggy night” colour lookup – again faded down a bit!! Thanks Tracey!!

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  3. DG MARYOGA says:

    You need motivation to shoot and you found it in the Isle of Skye,dear Cybele.Fine Art photography in the illusionary world of clouds.Beautiul misty scape and soft escaping light through the dense masses of the clouds!The Waterfall and the Walled garden are equally enchanting,loved the blurred dof through the gate,it makes it more appealing!Take care 🙂

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    1. so glad you like those cooling mists of Scotland!! a different poetry than that of the warm and beautiful Greek Isles!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        I don’t simply like them,I love them.The atmosphere becomes mysteriously appealing.Senses and emotions are directly affected.Thank you Cybele Dear 🙂

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      2. 🙂 many thanks Doda!!

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  4. Beautiful and inspiring photos, as always! 😀

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    1. thanks so much Lizzie!!

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  5. Aquileana says:

    How interesting to learn that Skye is the old name for fjords…
    The second word was quite familiar to me as in spanish we call them fiordos, which sound pretty much alike…
    The photographs are mystical and stunning, dear Cybele… Thanks so much for sharing them… Sending love and best wishes. Aquileana 🐉☀

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    1. Many thanks Aquileana! it it the Scottish word Firth that comes from Fjord. it is a mystical place indeed- and misty!! 🙂

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  6. Mél@nie says:

    excellent post… I often miss Scotland and this “islet”… ❤

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    1. I miss it now!! 🙂 thanks Melanie!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You’re welcome. :))

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  7. lauramacky says:

    Your Scotland images are so beautiful! Some day I hope to take pictures there. And my deepest apologies! I have not seen you in the stream. It’s so frustrating when the stream prevents over a certain amount of likes because I don’t check every day anymore which then creates a problem when I do. Hope you are doing well and enjoying the weekend.

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    1. don’t apologize Laura, I miss stuff often too! – I’m always catching up it seems! and one time the settings changed on me and not sure how that happened!! So pleased you like the pics!!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        WP is glitchy lately too I’ve noticed. Well it’s always been kinda glitchy but lately it’s more than normal on my end. Makes following kind of difficult sometimes and then it settles down.

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  8. Your wonderful capture of Old Man Storr in the mist is really so mysterious. Love the walled garden too. The stuff that legends are made of. 🙂

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    1. It is for sure Sylvia!! Love those misty old bogs!! I’m a bit melancholy 🙂

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  9. I’ll bet it’s difficult to pick your favourites out of all those photos Cybele, but that means there’ll be plenty of good ones for us!

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    1. oh tons to wade through and I’m a bit psychically low at the moment- not unusual for this time of year. But things will pick up by spring lol!! I keep going!!

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  10. jannatwrites says:

    They are all beautiful photos. I bet that scenery holds tons of stories waiting to be told.

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    1. oh there are many! Did you read the post on the fairy flag of Dunvegan Castle I wrote. That is a true story lol!!

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  11. These are so beautiful. Wonder what it’s like living in that beautiful house in the last photo…. 🙂

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    1. I know!! and a slower pace of life!! Thanks Linda!

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  12. Anita says:

    Oh so serene… I want to live there!

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    1. often cold Anita!! But yes so peaceful!

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  13. Mark Simms says:

    Fantastic first image Cyb, beautiful autumnal tones in the land and sky.

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  14. thephotoseye says:

    These are all just beautiful!

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  15. sheldonk2014 says:

    I am feeling a bit distracted my self
    Been doing way too much
    I got what you had
    As always Sheldon

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    1. and always thank you Sheldon!!

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  16. sixpixx says:

    You must be chuffed to bits with that first photo. Stunning. They’re all fab but damn, that first one is fine. Well done to you.

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    1. thanks Six and I learned a new word-“chuffed”. I am chuffed to bits by your lovely comment!!

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      1. sixpixx says:

        Now there’s a saying that should be spread across the world. Lovely colloquial language.

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  17. That first shot is breathtaking, Cybele, and they are all beautiful.

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    1. many thanks Naomi!! a breathtaking landscape!

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  18. Leanne Cole says:

    They are gorgeous Cybele, I love that first one, the colours are amazing.

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    1. thanks so much Leanne- I loved it all there- a breathtaking place!!

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  19. I love the warm light and fog/low clouds on the mountain Old Man Storr.

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    1. yes ! what a breathtaking sight it was!!

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    1. thanks so much Alexa!!

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  20. Carrie says:

    Oh my gosh! My breath stopped for a moment at the sight of this image. So much drama and wonder. What a view! And the other images are just as stunning…

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    1. Many thanks Carrie!! I cannot explain it fully in words yet but an image says it all!

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      1. Carrie says:

        Looking forward to reading your words when they finally flow. I have full confidence in you.

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      2. thanks Carrie – I seem to be at a low point but I’m sure will pick up soon!

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      3. Carrie says:

        Yes, I am there a bit too…but decided last week to just jump in, it might not be pretty at first but it feels good to jump!

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  21. Suzanne says:

    How wonderful. You really capture the strange mystery of the ancient Celts that still lives on in the wilds. I hope your health improves.

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    1. oh me too – it’s mood related but I carry on! Like you I love the mystery Suzanne! Thank you my friend!

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  22. Sue says:

    Love that walled garden shot, Cybele…interesting treatment of the scene through the gate 🙂

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    1. yes it had some depth of field blur but I blurred it a touch more! Thanks Sue!

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      1. Sue says:

        As I suspected! Nice one!

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  23. It really is beautiful Cybele! I can imagine dragons swooping down out of the clouds over the mountains 🙂 I love the waterfall! We don’t get those around the Surrey Hills, all chalk and porous. Good luck with those courses!

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    1. oh yes, I love that thought of dragons!! and yes, many beautiful rivers, streams and falls in Scotland!! Thank you Sarah!

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