Old Man of Storr

Old Man of Storr - The Classic View
The Storr is a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula and is prime example of the Trotternish landslip, the longest such feature in Great Britain.

The area in front of the cliffs of The Storr is known as The Sanctuary. This has a number of weirdly shaped rock pinnacles (which are the remains of ancient volcanic plugs). One of the most famous of these is known as The Old Man of Storr.

I took this on a typical day of mixed weather on Skye.

I had spent quite a while on the hill top waiting for that elusive chink of sunlight to illuminate the scene, and was soaked a few times in the process by the heavy showers that were passing over.

Canon 40D and 17-40L:
f/14 | 22mm | 1/40sec | ISO-100 | Lee 0.75 ND Grad (Soft)

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