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Rubha an h-Eist by DamianKane Rubha an h-Eist by DamianKane
Neist Point on the Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides. 

I took this one evening in late July. I'd been watching and waiting as the shower approached from the north, making sure I had a camera ready for when it had passed. The wait paid off and I was rewarded with this scene.
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Given 2014-02-25
This is just absolutely beautiful and breathtaking!

Rubha an h-Eist by DamianKane ( Suggested by BokehLight and Featured by Anoya )
Seawindwindkiss Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
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illuminashock Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't believe the luck you had with this shot.
jesusteamo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
wow.. very good^^
Anoya Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - February 2014! Heart
Blostma1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014

Congratulations on the well-deserved DD!


BabakoSen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, second order spectra!
fluxcreations Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Has this photo been color corrected or is this a pure photo of the environment? It's obviously beautiful however today so much postprocessing is involved in photographs it's hard to know if it's the illusion that one appreciates or the actual environment.
The real challange is to capture the moment of nature with it's true and already beautiful colors. I hope this is the case here.

Congrats on the Daily Dev!
DamianKane Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   Photographer
It's pretty much as I saw it. The only reason for the dodging and burning was that the RAW file was a bit flat looking compared to how it should be and I also felt that perhaps the sky was a bit flat too, which as an art piece made it less appealing (I basically added an ND Grad)

I'll try and find the original, but the RAW files from my camera are very dull and flat compared to what you see with your own eyes, hence the use of photoshop.
fluxcreations Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I completely understand the idea behind making something more appealing. To be competitive today it seems you must manipulate the images in this way. But really then it's no longer photography of real life but rather very close to photo manipulation in my opinion. And noone seems to care really. Your changes here might be small but ads for hotel rooms and beaty posters are today also called "photos" and yet they are edited heavily.
The thing that gives away the fake photos are strong black contrasting shadows, a specific green over-saturated tint of grass and the depth you mention created by ND gradients.

However if this works for you and you enjoy making your photos this way and many others appreciate it there is no reason for you to stop. :)  I just share my thoughts on something I see as problematic.
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