This summer I visited Knoydart peninsula and the islands of Orkney, Harris and Lewis. The last two islands are part of the Western Isles or more specifically the outer Hebrides. Orkney is at the very top east of Scotland. Summer brings long evenings in which to shoot and early mornings which are torturous - a 3am start always makes me feel a little bit 'wobbly'. It is at times like this that I start to feel rather 'out of it' and do question my motivations for making images.
Here is a contact sheet of the images that have made it to the final selection for my web site. I'll be putting them up in a new portfolio titled 'Summer Adventure' to mirror my 'Winter Adventure' portfolio.
I'm always looking for concepts as I find it helps me focus my efforts when shooting and also helps me figure out how best to present the new images when I'm ready to publish them.
I'm tempted to head out to the Uists this Summer if time permits. They too are also part of the Hebrides, a long tail of islands joined by ferry or causeway, each stunning in their own right (I should be getting some money from the Scottish Tourism Board for this!). The downside is that it's often expensive and very time consuming. I've lived in Scotland all my life and it's only this summer that I've managed to venture out to these places. But what beauty I've encountered there.... I don't feel it will be my last endevour there.