19. Sep, 2015

A Trip To The Outer Hebrides

I have been a bit slow with my posts this summer, as usual my plans have changed, but the trick is to try and make the most of the chances I do get and not dwell on the things that have to be scraped. Sometimes this is easier said than done, but the one thing I have learned is to move forward and keep trying. So, no more moaning about non events, its time to share one of the best holidays I have had in a while.

This August/September I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Outer Hebrides. This is something I have wanted to do for many years, even before I became photo obsessed. I did some research before leaving and had a whole list of things to see and do, and had a vague plan. I took into account that the weather might be less than perfect and decided to try and visit a few specific sites and fit the rest in if I could.

The one place I felt I couldn't miss (although it is a bit of a touist trap) was the Callanais Stones. I have seen photos of these stones before and had an idea in my head of the shots that I wanted to avoid, most of the work I had seen was of the whole site, morning, evening and night. So I set out to photograph smaller sections, and make the most of the showery weather to add atmosphere. This replaced the slow shutter speeds I couldn't do without getting the camera wet. I got a few decent shots this is one of my favorites. I will add more  as I work through the pile to be edited.