Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

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Ok so nothing new here but it was my first holiday to the Isle of Skye and my 2nd attempt with an ND filter !

One of the hardest things was not getting people in the shot as it was rammed - still a stunning place !





 
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Unfortunately, for reasons of TV shows/films, Skye has become overcrowded. However, all of your shots are good, but IMO you have nailed it with number 1.

You should be well pleased with that one, just keep going back to Skye and anywhere in the NW Highlands.

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Unfortunately, for reasons of TV shows/films, Skye has become overcrowded. However, all of your shots are good, but IMO you have nailed it with number 1.

You should be well pleased with that one, just keep going back to Skye and anywhere in the NW Highlands.

Dave
Thanks Dave that’s very kind - don’t worry we intend to return as soon as we can !
 
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Nice. Going there in a week or so. How early should one get there to 'beat' the crowd?
 
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Blown sky. I’d invest also in a graduated soft filter as well - or bracket/blend exposures for sky and land

Good compositions and I agree about the water - it’s a bit too long. Try to retain texture - anything between 1/8th to 2 secs is good
 
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You have a few nice compositions there, it's just a shame about the sky. For me, the blown sky and the blue/purple halo/fringing is too distracting. Instead of looking at the beautiful pools and the mountain behind it, my eye is immediately drawn to the sky and pulled away from the main focal point of the image. I'm not sure if it happened during post-processing or the original photo, but it spoils it for me I'm afraid.
 
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The 20 second exposure is too long IMO and that is leading to odd looking clouds also where there is some purple/magenta fringing and banding
I agree with Steve @SFTPhotography about the shutter speed
 
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