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« on: February 05, 2009, 04:39:31 pm »

Ailsa's looking great right now - for those who don't know Ailsa Craig is a rock in the North Channel some 40 miles from my house not far from the Scottish Coast. It is over 1000ft high, hence very visible despite the distance.

Today it looks more like Mt Kilimanjaro Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 04:55:43 pm »

ha Paul, I totaly thought it looked like Kilomanjaro too! I bet its a great view up there  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 05:00:28 pm »

That's a great image Paul, funny, in all my years I have never seen Ailsa like that, you really have a good vantage point>
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 05:44:20 pm »

Paul, that's a fantastic image. The mountain looks really imposing with the snow on top and dark underside. Great shot. I don't think I've ever seen that mountain before. Great viewpoint!. * watch out for some isolated lightning over that region of Scotland tonight and Fri. ESTOFEX have a forecast out that area.  Wink

I took this image of Slieve Gallion before sunset showing the snow. Doesn't compare to Craig does it!

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 08:45:54 pm »

Martin, Slieve Galleon always looks good - I have yet to go to the top though!
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009, 04:17:20 pm »

Today it looks more like Mt Kilimanjaro Smiley
It does indeed  Smiley
Great photo, Paul. The left corner of the island is well captured  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009, 11:59:31 pm »

This snow has certainly given opportunities for  unusual images.. Are these gaelic names ?
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2009, 03:32:53 pm »

I have found this photo of Ailsa Craig when reading a travel blog of A.Lebedev:
(view from some hotel in Scotland)


p.s. what a nice island  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009, 05:50:59 pm »

Impressive shots. Good find, Roman. I  really like the foreground that Paul has.. My first thoughts were an island off the Cape so I was in  the right a part of the world                             (Kilimanjaro) Amazing what a bit of snow can do for a scene. I have seen photos of Ailsa Craig before but didn't recognise this photo of it because of the snow.
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2009, 04:06:11 pm »

Great shots Guys, and nice find Roman.
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