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Secret Skye Falls by FlippinPhil Secret Skye Falls by FlippinPhil
Isle of Skye, Scotland

As my brother and I are were heading towards Dunvegan way, I spotted a great looking waterfall in the surrounding hills. We got our gear on, and head up to get to it.

This was the second part of the entire falls, but the biggest, and best drop we thought. I knew getting us in the shots would make a great ID shot from the trip.
I set the shot up just how I wanted, and then got my brother to hit the shutter when I got up to the bottom of the falls, cheers Iain! :thumbsup:

I really like how this shows the sheer scale of the falls that are hidden up in the hills all over the place on the Island. The spray, and wind from them up there was great!


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StressedTechnician Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Nice having you in the picture to give it a sense of scale.
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TheEmptyWhiteRoom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Philip,
~Acwraith and I are heading back to Skye in September, and I was wondering if you'd be able to tell me exactly where on the Isle this is? Incidentally, did you also shoot the Eas Mor fall?
thanks.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Coudn't really tell you exactly where this is but if you go to the Sligachan hotel, and follow that road round there, and keep heading out that way, you will see these falls from the road in the hills to your left.
Don't think I shot the Eas Mor fall, no, but I'll be going back up to Skye in the next few weeks I think.
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TheEmptyWhiteRoom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
haha brilliant, I think I've actually worked it out, was it on a big curve in the road to Sligachan with a parking bay?
Skye is beautiful, isn't it? Peter and I are deliberately waiting until dawn is at a more reasonable time before we head back though.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
No, I know which falls you are thinking of though. I got some shots of those ones, they are much easier to access than these ones. It is indeed, my brothers mother, and family live up there, so I get to stay at there house for free, and get some amazing meals cooked for me. :D
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TheEmptyWhiteRoom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm, so once you come off the A863 at the hotel, you turn right towards Loch Sligachan, and the falls are somewhere on the left?

You're very lucky to have family on Skye, I'm from Edinburgh but all my family is in Cambridge, Ireland or Germany! I'll be looking forward to ration-packs, potatoes and pot-noodles, as we'll be camping :D Where on Skye are your folks based?

The last time we went we were based right up north near Uist, but I think that this time we're hoping to stay further south and focus on places like Elgol.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Turn in towards the hotel, and go round the road that goes around the back of it, from there it's the road towards ... can't quite remember actually. But if you don't find these exact falls, there is hundreds, if not thousands all around the islands hills, and mountains.

Most of my family is from Edinburgh as well, but my two older brothers family are all in Skye, and some of the others Islands up North. My brothers mum, and where I stay when there, is just next to Broadford.
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TheEmptyWhiteRoom Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks that's most helpful! It's nice to know there are still people happy to dole out info at whim just to be nice, so thank you! Could you recommend any other secret treasures on Skye, or just some general photography location advice would be most helpful...
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the-arkz Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
great view :clap:
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great id, amazing place.
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009   Photographer
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Cheers James.
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009   Photographer
You're welcome.
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Mr-Tobi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work!
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getcarter Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009   Photographer
great shot, nice to meet you!
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks Chris! :wave:
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theon07 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
This is good. I want to follow that by saying its sickeningly good. hahaha. I love it. Great foreground with the rocks, scenic waterfall, supreme sharpness, and perfectly exposed! haha and awesome that your in it! haha
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much, glad you love it! :)
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theon07 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
your most welcome!
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justeline Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hehe, really cool id! The composition is perfect too!
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot! :D
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   Photographer
I like this shot. Makes a great ID. Of course, I can't really see you in this, but I still like it. :)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks, wasn't intended to be a self portrait, just an ID for here from the trip to show the scale of the falls we went chasing for. :)
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009   Photographer
I know...I have pictures like that where I look like a speck in the picture. :giggle:
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kulten Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   Photographer
Apart from corrected highlights (right now they are semi yellow :)) great shot. Good idea with including humen for comparisation.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
That "humen" is me, didn't mean to update this. Just a smaller version so it fits better on my main page.
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kulten Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   Photographer
Your face here is little bit too small to recognize :D .
Just kidding :) .
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
;)
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BlueAnomiS Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice!
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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Me, or the waterfall? :D :giggle:
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BlueAnomiS Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
lets say it`s a tie :thumbsup: :clap:
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martinkaluza Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great ID mate. I like the rocks in the foreground with the waterfall at the back
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks Martin!
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mstargazer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009   Photographer
Insane!
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D
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Misantropia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Pretty amazing.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Sure was, thanks. :)
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
They aren't secret any more:D
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
True that. :P
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Hawfen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Sure is. :D
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Crackling lil spot you found Phil :clap:
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Cheers. :D
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
just so beautiful !! enjoy the rest of the trip :heart: !!
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks.
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
anytime . !
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novelhill Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
gorgeous . . . so the trip is looking up after all!
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
The trip is over, but yeah, it was good overall.
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novelhill Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
that's good :)
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Beautiful work! :heart:
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