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With Elia Locardi
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3.22 - "Solid" 

The Quiring is undeniably one of the most beautiful hikes on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Despite it not being an epic sunset I found this beautiful composition with a great amount of depth in the foreground layers, the trail as the leading line swooping around the middle cliff continuing its arch of light into the background.

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Stunning view, stunning light, fantastic framing and crop, and a perfect job on managing the overall tones; shadows seem to know exactly when to be revealed, and when to be nearly black, and that helps the image appear truly realistic, instead of a surreal / fake HDR scene. The only place where the tones even get remotely close to being "HDR-Y" is in the sky, where I feel there's just a touch too much middle-grey, when I'd like to see a bit more drama like there is in the light and shadow on the foreground itself.

I feel like there might be a faint glow effect applied though, and I'm not really a fan of those unless the scene is actually being actively enveloped in thick fog.

Strong composition but the glow effect is a bit too strong for me here - the whole image feels unfocussed. The sky is a bit drab too but nice effort.

I love your photography and your YouTube channel is one of the best - probably my favorite right now. I appreciate your generous instruction...