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The Storr is a prime example of the Trotternish landslip, the longest such feature in Great Britain located on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye. This has a number of bizarrely shaped rock pinnacles which are the remnants of ancient landslips. The most famous of these, and by far the largest and most apparent when approaching from the south, is known as the Old Man of Storr. Such an introduction is not necessary considering this has to be one of the most iconic landscapes in Great Britain and a complete Mecca for artists of all kind. It’s tough to not plug in the visits when you’re on the island as it has an incredible magnetic draw on you from the roadside and soon enough you’re planning the mornings on which you want to make the accent in time for sunrise.

Our first hike to the viewpoint was on a non promising dawn, but keen as mustard to visit the Jurassic sanctuary we made our way up to the ridge and held position. Cold hands and motivation was all I came down with. That evening myself and Adam Burton made the assessment to have another attempt at the old man come the morning. The drive there was looking good with clear patches and stars peering through. Puffing and panting via head torch light we climbed up into place which is now being battered by the howling winds. The sky is now looking fantastically moody. The camera is set, the tripod legs splayed inches above the ground, myself sat next to my gear with my hands and cable release in my pockets watching all this unfold, A front row seat; you just cannot beat being there. Ray’s of light start to swoop across the background landscape. All we need now is one of those shards of light to momentarily sweep across the scene....

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