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Author Topic: Old Man of Storr - Isle Of Skye  (Read 662 times)
Slim
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« on: July 06, 2013, 11:22:17 PM »
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Plenty of photos of this place taken from the top, I thought I would show a slightly different perspective about 80% of the way to the top.
They had recently chopped down the forest that used to reside at the bottom of the mountain.  Can anyone enlighten me why they did that?



28 mm, f16, 1/100 sec 100 ISO with .6 GND.  Would have taken with f10 or lower, but I wanted to ensure I got a good dof with all these rocks.
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 03:46:20 AM »
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Nicely done. As for the forest, it was a commercial plantation of non-native species, and there is a bit of a movement to reforest areas with native species - better for wildlife & biodiversity, if nothing else. Maybe the felling was because the trees were simply ready to be felled, but hopefully any new planting will be birch, rowan, oak & scots pine
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 04:36:31 AM »
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Very nice Slim. This shot is from just the right angle - far more effective than from higher up the hillside or from down at road level.

As CB says, it is commercial forestry that, in Scotland, is worked on a cycle of between 18 and 30 years depending upon species and location. I would share his wish that it might be replaced by native species but wouldn't hold out much hope - just not commercially viable without bigger government subsidies. "Native" is a bit of a dodgy term in Scotland where nothing is more than about 9,000 years established. Everything post-dates the last ice age. But an interesting ecological fact (if you are interested in interesting ecological facts) - the number of species of insects hosted by a tree species in Scotland is directly proportional to the length of time it has been "native".
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 08:25:21 AM »
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Great image, cool place.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 09:30:09 AM »
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Nice and dramatic, which suits the place.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 10:32:46 AM »
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I like it and with this heavy sky, it reminds me Scotland.
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2013, 11:31:36 AM »
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Very nice.
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2013, 12:11:13 PM »
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Blogged about it here.

http://shakyphoto.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/scotland-set-4-old-man-in-the-skye/
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