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Outer Hebrides


OUTER HEBRIDES

 

 

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Outer Hebrides


OUTER HEBRIDES

 

 

 
 
WINDSWEPT
10.2017
The Outer Hebrides are the last bit of land between Britain and North America and as a result are often subjected to gale forces winds from across the Atlantic Ocean bringing with them, what you might call, changeable weather.

Harris and Lewis - the two islands we visited - are stunning. To the West of the islands are beautiful white beaches and turquoise seas whilst to the East is a rugged and more bleak terrain.

Lewis in the North and Harris in the South are separated by the North Harris hills that formed a backdrop to most of my images.

Across the island are a scattering of old neglected crofting houses long since vacated, the visible signs of peat cutting scars the landscape in a testament to previous hard lives on the island.

We spent most our time on huge empty beaches and dunes being buffeted by the wind. Occasionally we got hit by rain storms, but they blew away quickly. The light in the morning and evening was classic Harris - soft pinks, oranges and blues.
 
 
 
DUNES I
Seilebost
A howling wind created flow lines in the grasses on the dunes
 
DUNES II
Luskentyre
Soft morning light cut through the grey clouds lighting the surrounding hills
 
MERCURY
Loch na Moracha
Grey light reflected on the dark cold water
 
SINE WAVES
Seilebost
Fading light on the soft rolling hills of South Harris
 
ABERRATIONS
St Clement's Church | Rodel
Fading evening light chromatically aberrated through old glass
 
BLUE
Geodha Mhartainn
Soft morning light as the waves crashed on the rocks
 
 
 
BREAKING
Geodha Mhartainn
Sunrise on the Harris Hills as the waves crashed onto the rocks below
 
STONES
Tursachan Chalanais
Neolithic Standing Stones
 
 
 
DAWN
Luskentyre
Sunrise on the beach as rain storms passed through
 
DUNES III
Luskentyre
The colours of Harris
 
BOAT
Loch Phlocrapoil
A simple rowing boat on the edge of a Loch
 
THE CROFT
Beacrabhaic
An old croft from a different age
 
NIGHT GLOW
Seilebost
The last light of the day piercing through the gloom
 
THE SHED
Amhuinnsuidhe
An old working shed on the edge of the Loch