What you are looking at here is the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye. (Actually, I know, of course you are looking at Vishu, but cut me some slack and let me set the scene). The Old Man is at about 500m elevation from sea level. The climb from the roadside is about 300 metres or so, 1000 feet in old units, high in other words! You will therefore imagine my surprise on meeting this striking gentleman attired more for the dance floor than a Scottish mountain. The Old Man is about 50 metres (160 ft) high in case you care. Vishu was just an absolutely lovely guy, with a great sense of humour and a huge personality. Naturally I asked if he would allow me to take his picture, and he kindly consented. It is surprisingly hard to fit in your subject and a 50m tower in the same frame, but here is my quick effort at it.

Vishu kindly raised his cool shades for the second picture so that we could see his face properly and to reduce flash-bounceback; as it happens that hasn’t been a problem anyway. The picture was with my Oly OMD-10 and a 17mm prime. On-board, pop up flash to fill in Vishu’s face was used.

Thanks Vishu. I would certainly recommend some hillwalking gear before you do the Matterhorn though. 🙂


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