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    The Isle of Skye, for those not familiar with it, is a large island on Scotland's west coast; however, since 1995 Skye has been connected to the mainland with a bridge, loosing its official "island" status but increasing the number of tourists that reached its shores in the process. These numbers are still very reasonable though, and Skye still is a place of magic, full of undiscovered beaches, rock cliffs, waterfalls, and so on. I spent a week there this last July, and will definitely come back soon (possibly for a workshop next spring): I simply cannot have enough of those incredible landscapes!

    I just finished processing and preparing for printing about half of the images out of the Skye trip; here you'll find a few appetisers, the remaining of the 38 photographs I prepared so far are on my website

    HERE.

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    All images have been shot with a Sigma SD1 Merrill, the Sigma 35mm f1.4 A, the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8, and the Sigma 10-20 f4.5-5.6. To see the rest of the 38 photographs I prepared so far, click HERE.

    Hope you enjoyed this fantastic island! Best,

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    Re: The wondrous Isle of Skye, Scotland

    Wonderful work again Vieri!

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    Re: The wondrous Isle of Skye, Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Wonderful work again Vieri!

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    Thank you Michiel, much appreciated!
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    Re: The wondrous Isle of Skye, Scotland

    Excellent images!!!

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    Re: The wondrous Isle of Skye, Scotland

    Fantastic photos, Vieri. I haven't been there in more than 20 years, but your photos really make me want to pay the island another visit.

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    Re: The wondrous Isle of Skye, Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DE View Post
    Excellent images!!!
    Thank you Jim!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Fantastic photos, Vieri. I haven't been there in more than 20 years, but your photos really make me want to pay the island another visit.
    Thank you very much Jorgen, I am happy that my images made you want to go there again - I definitely understand that feeling!
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    Re: The wondrous Isle of Skye, Scotland

    nice shots, but I am curious why you set F11, using 17mm at F8 you get DOF from 3 feet to infinity without running into diffraction issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by foveon View Post
    nice shots, but I am curious why you set F11, using 17mm at F8 you get DOF from 3 feet to infinity without running into diffraction issues
    Because except for the first shot here, in all the shots I have a foreground closer than 3 feet, and not all the shots are at 17mm...
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    Re: The wondrous Isle of Skye, Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by vieri View Post

    Vieri

    They are all magnificent captures but this one is beyond words. The composition is just wonderful, let alone the colours and the way the foreground melts towards the distant peak.

    I'm the written equivalent of speechless.

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    Re: The wondrous Isle of Skye, Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Vieri

    They are all magnificent captures but this one is beyond words. The composition is just wonderful, let alone the colours and the way the foreground melts towards the distant peak.

    I'm the written equivalent of speechless.

    LouisB

    PS You are really selling me on the idea of a SD1M!
    Louis, you are too kind, you leave me speechless now seriously, thank you very much, I really appreciate it.

    The SD1M is a very competent camera indeed, especially if used for what it can do best - however, Skye and it's beauty are what made this photo for me...

    All the best,

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    Re: The wondrous Isle of Skye, Scotland

    Fantastic images of a wonderful place. I've not been there for about 5 years so it's time I visited again Only thing I don't like is that your watermark is a little heavy on some of the more subtle ones (first two particularly) which spoils them a bit, but I guess that's better than risking them being ripped off.

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    Re: The wondrous Isle of Skye, Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by snowy View Post
    Fantastic images of a wonderful place. I've not been there for about 5 years so it's time I visited again Only thing I don't like is that your watermark is a little heavy on some of the more subtle ones (first two particularly) which spoils them a bit, but I guess that's better than risking them being ripped off.
    Thank you snowy, I am glad you enjoyed. The WM is a necessary evil, unfortunately, and I am sorry for the unpleasantness of it. About Skye, it's such a great place, I'd go there again tomorrow if I could...
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