View from the Old Man of Storr in Skye

Skye Landscape – Old man of Storr


View from the Old Man of Storr

The old man of Storr (partly in view on the right) overlooks the sea across to the Scottish Mainland. Skye, January. (Toby Gibson)

The old man of Storr (partly in view on the right) overlooks the sea across to the Scottish Mainland. Skye.  (Copyright Toby Gibson Photography)

Location & date

Isle of Skye, UK: 17th January 2014

Subject

The Isle of Skye is one of the most inspirational places in the UK for landscape photography. This is a view from the Old Man of Storr back towards the Scottish mainland. A few snow-peaked mountains can be seen in the distance.

About this image

This Skye landscape photograph was taken at the end of a trip to Skye and Mull with a couple of fellow students from the University of Nottingham. We were specifically photographing landscapes for a magazine project. After a fairly sharp walk up the side of the hill, we were rewarded with this view. The grassy landscape in the foreground really was that colour and velvety texture. The sun had just gone down, so I made the most of the ‘golden hour’, where the light is at its most even, and detail can be kept in the sky.

Camera setup

Nikon D800, 16-35 mm lens at 16mm
ISO 100, f/16. 1/6 sec. Tripod used.

More like this:

More Skye landscape photographs from this trip are available on my Portfolio website.


About Toby Gibson

Toby Gibson is a conservationist, marine biologist and photographer, with a degree in Aquatic Biology and a master's degree in Biological Photography. Toby has worked as website manager for international conservation charity World Land Trust.