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The Old Man of Storr
One of the UKs most famous photography locations, the Old Man is a collection of rocks on the Isle of Skye. It's a sunrise location, which means getting up around 4am, then hiking up in the cold and rain through the pine plantation next to the road, and then up below, past and finally above the Storr. From here, high winds and driving rain can make photography a little tricky.

This shot was actually taken in the afternoon when I was location hunting. I got up before dawn the following morning, made the hike up in the rain, mist and cold....waiting for two hours....but the rain never stopped, the mist never cleared and I just got very cold and wet without ever getting more than a brief glimpse of the Storr. So until I return, I'm left with just this shot, taken in flat afternoon light. Fortunately, it's the kind of location that looks dramatic in any light.

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