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Re: Pictures from Skye

Very nice shots.

Do I take it the flatfish are thrown from the boat for the benifit of photographers?

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Re: Pictures from Skye

A big thank you must be extended to John (Seonnaidh) for his organisation and local knowledge (not to mention provider of great weather and surprise topless models), Ian for bringing along lenses that will no doubt have a serious negative effect on my bank balance at some point in the future (that 7-14 really can see around corners) and everyone else who made it a great day.
The Sea Eagle shots are stunning and I am very sorry to have missed that trip, but it was really good to meet you all and I cannot wait fo part 2
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Re: Pictures from Skye

That's a great set you have there, Iain, both part one and part two. All are lovely pictures, but the penultimate one, of the reflections in the pool, is exceptional.
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A big thank you must be extended to John (Seonnaidh) for his organisation and local knowledge (not to mention provider of great weather and surprise topless models), Ian for bringing along lenses that will no doubt have a serious negative effect on my bank balance at some point in the future (that 7-14 really can see around corners) and everyone else who made it a great day.
The Sea Eagle shots are stunning and I am very sorry to have missed that trip, but it was really good to meet you all and I cannot wait fo part 2
I thought someone else alluded to topless models earlier, though we've yet to see any proof! "Skinny dipping" was a popular activity for Debbbie and myself when we wandered the Highlands many years ago and, rather than hijack this thread, I've posted a couple (don't worry, not of me) in a seperate thread: http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...366#post120366
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Re: Pictures from Skye

WOW, some wonderful shots here of what I am sure was an exceptional weekend. I am so disappointed I was not able to make it up to see you all - but we had 24hrs of madness here in Heathers 14th birthday 'camp-over' with 9 14/15yr olds...!!

Anyways, it really does look as though you all had a fantastic time; there are Sea Eagle shots I would die for just the sight of let alone get shots of... the pools, the sunsets, the views... just stunning.

Great work everyone, reading this (and the other Skye thread) leaves me with that warm fuzzy feeling one gets from knowing and socialising with (albeit some of you only online) a great group of like minded photographers.

Kudos ...
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Re: Pictures from Skye

Back to a dreich East Coast.
A great fun weekend was had, certainly by me, and I think by others.
Many thanks to John and his good wife, Linda for their hospitality and to ian for bringing some toys.
It was, and is, very interesting seeing what other people see on an occasion such as this.

Still to process my photos and I'm not going to show pictures of Sea Eagles as most of mine didn't turn out and I know Ian got a near perfect set. I'm going to have to practice more.

As for naming places I'll do it under comments on each photo as otherwise the thread would be enormous.

The 'topless model' alluded to was a lady who turned up as we were getting all artistic. It doesn't count as skinnydipping if you wear a wetsuit. The 'nudity' was her getting into and out of the wetsuit and we were all such gentlemen that not one of us took a picture (as far as I am aware) and anyway nobody had a model release form.

I'll post some picies later this evening. In the meantime here is a Friday evening grab on the way to the pub which turned out to be Talisker Bay.




Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Bhasteir, the Bhasteir Tooth and Sgurr a Bhasteir from Sligachan Bridge.

Peak of the Young Men, the Executioner, the Executioner's tooth (used to be called axe) and the Peak of the Executioner. the left skyline of Sgurr nan Gillean is the 'Tourist' route and has been for about 140 years.
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Re: Pictures from Skye

I took 529 images in less than 2 full days. It'll take me some time to go through all of them and throw out probably 500 plus. One thing I found - I'm not good at capturing fast moving feathered things.
Someone said Sea Eagle - I said Duck!


Portree Harbour




Sligachan - using the 7-14mm that Ian brought - I'm sure it was viewing behind me.
At 14mm

At 7mm


Clear as a mountain stream


Local Flora - anyone know what it is?


Eilean Donan Castle from a different angle - on my way home when the weather turned.


Loch Alsh looking towards Skye


Don't Look Down - at Kilt Rock Staffin


Loch Harport Commute


Finally sunset from my B&B bedroom window


I'd really like to thank Jon for all his hard work in organising this meet - we covered more in two days than we could in two weeks on our own. I'd also like to thank Ian for the lens try outs
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Re: Pictures from Skye

Great pictures everyone! Got back a couple of hours ago - drove through 120 miles of rain from Seonnaidh's place to Inverness airport - and I was delighted that it was raining this morning and not (at least not at the important times) over the previous three days

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Re: Pictures from Skye

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Very nice shots.

Do I take it the flatfish are thrown from the boat for the benifit of photographers?

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According to what Jon said they not only throw the dead fish to entice the eagles they inflate them before they throw them so they don't sink.
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Back to a dreich East Coast.
A great fun weekend was had, certainly by me, and I think by others.
Many thanks to John and his good wife, Linda for their hospitality and to ian for bringing some toys.
It was, and is, very interesting seeing what other people see on an occasion such as this.

Still to process my photos and I'm not going to show pictures of Sea Eagles as most of mine didn't turn out and I know Ian got a near perfect set. I'm going to have to practice more.

As for naming places I'll do it under comments on each photo as otherwise the thread would be enormous.

The 'topless model' alluded to was a lady who turned up as we were getting all artistic. It doesn't count as skinnydipping if you wear a wetsuit. The 'nudity' was her getting into and out of the wetsuit and we were all such gentlemen that not one of us took a picture (as far as I am aware) and anyway nobody had a model release form.

I'll post some picies later this evening. In the meantime here is a Friday evening grab on the way to the pub which turned out to be Talisker Bay.




Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Bhasteir, the Bhasteir Tooth and Sgurr a Bhasteir from Sligachan Bridge.

Peak of the Young Men, the Executioner, the Executioner's tooth (used to be called axe) and the Peak of the Executioner. the left skyline of Sgurr nan Gillean is the 'Tourist' route and has been for about 140 years.
Duncan, that's a lovely version of the classic view from Sligachan. You mention the only two summits in the Black Coulin I haven't climbed! Many years ago (too many! ) I spent a week under the guidence of Gerry Ackroyd on a scrambling course. We spent 2 hours sitting in the wind and rain, hoping it would improve enough for us to climb the B*****d Tooth (as it affectionally became known to us) before giving up. We just ran out of time at the end of the week for Sgurr nan Gillean with Gerry pointing out it was the easist one for us to return to do by ourselves - I never did, though.
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Re: Pictures from Skye

Another great set from Jamie, with a superb angle and menacing mood for Eilean Donnan Castle. I also particularly like the clear moutain stream and the sunset. That local flora is Cotton Grass.

Keep 'em coming, guys.
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Re: Pictures from Skye

Great Sets of pictures, especially the sea eagles. looks like a fine time was had by one and all.
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Re: Pictures from Skye

Well you certainly had a good time by the look of these pics. I will be going to Mull then Skye in 11 days and looking at these shots have inspired me somewhat. Lucky guys to be able to meet up like this.
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Well you certainly had a good time by the look of these pics. I will be going to Mull then Skye in 11 days and looking at these shots have inspired me somewhat. Lucky guys to be able to meet up like this.
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Re: Pictures from Skye

The next two were taken just after dawn on Saturday morning from the Quiraing

Wee boat, big world


Sunrise over Torridon


Saturday evenings sunset over Carbost, taken with an E1


Sunday afternoon view of Eilean Donan Castle
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