Old Man Storr

I was keen to see this spot – but not keen for the walk up to the tower, we did have a crack at it though, just call me packhorse since I piggy-backed tickles just about all the way 🙂
This perspective is actually from the north side as you drive down towards Portree – I met a local Scottish photographer Christopher McLeod (http://www.christopherpmcleodphotography.com/) at Neist Lighthouse and he gave me some good tips on shooting this spot, however we did not have time to come back for sunset – i'll leave that on the list for next time 🙂
Anyway this one will have to do, the light was much nicer here than on the other side where we hiked up to the base of the tower steps.


4 shot panorama, each shot in the landscape orientation
D750 coupled with Nikkor 70-200 mm f2.8 (with a 1.4x converter) @ 120mm Aperture: f7.1 and Shutter Speed: 1/200s
EV: -0.3 (Needed to maintain those dappled highlights)
ISO: 100
out front: phallic rock and the remnants of a old volcanic crater

10 thoughts on “Old Man Storr

  1. +Chris Sutton
    it was, I said to wifey and the kids " i gotta stop here and take picture this light is amazing" to which they groaned… 'not again" 🙂
    It was raining a bit on and off hence the thick clouds, but that typical for our visit, often rain for 20 minutes then stop…

  2. Dad first, photographer second! But having a heavier than normal weight on you back did nothing to your photographic sense because this is quite wonderful and unlike any of the other Neist landscapes I have seen in the past.

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