As the title suggest the Isle of Barra surely is the most beautiful of the Outer Hebrides, blue seas and white sandy beaches that go on for miles and as long as you get the weather then it’s as close to paradise as you’ll get.
If its beautiful scenery and peace and quiet you need then this is the place, you may come across the odd cyclist or other campers but apart from that it’s so peaceful and serine.
Today’s image is actually taken from the roadside, jaw dropping moment as we drove round a bend and this view came into vision, would have stayed there but we found and even more beautiful spot to wild camp, pictures to follow.
Very busy weekend ahead loads on and certainly not enough hours to cope with……
catch up Monday
finally got 30 mins to do a little processing of my Outer Hebrides and Orkney shoot from a couple of weeks ago, even with all the rain I managed several decent groups of shots so I’m quite pleased with myself.
We have also booked for Ireland, I have so far identified 24 locations for shoot in 8 days so I’ll be a busy boy, at least the woofers will enjoy all the walking and no doubt rain !
Loads more to follow
well we’re back from the Outer Hebrides, eventful is the keyword here, 7 absolute soaking sheeting down sideways torrential downpours of rain out of 9, you get the idea.
Anyway We managed to get as many shoots in as possible then turned tail for home driving 506miles on the last day, I’m still driving in my sleep, and I have ht the floor running with loads of customer work now for the next 2 weeks solid. Not complaining just not quite with it yet, I need a quiet weekend…….
Anyway this shot is from Duncansby Head near to John o’Groats , fabulous walk although it was that windy we didn’t dare go anywhere near the edges especially as there were nesting birds there too, didn’t want pecking to death.
Loads more images to come over the next few weeks as and when I get a break
Yes yes I know, the title sucks, but my brain isn’t working due to lack of sleep, hate warm weather, I’m a very run warm person even in winter, must be the layers of blubber I have!
Anyway this one from Northumberland walking down onto Embleton Beach. This was a great night and the sun never fully set, we stayed on the beach past 23:00 and got locked out of the camp site, we had to do a nifty bit of fence climbing to get to our tents. Well worth it though hope you agree.
as promised another part to the Hackfall Woods commission shoot from a few weeks ago. Lovely bluebells throughout the walk not always in the best location to shoot as they tend to like the shade of the canopy but when you’re given lemons and all that! Still stunning though and so so very English.
One of the many little waterfall features along the walk, got a little wet on this one as I didn’t want to get the bank in in front of my feet.
And finally today the lower end of the walk involves a steep climb up a wooded path and opens into a spectacular view with a place to take a well deserved rest, flask out time…..
Hope you have enjoyed this brief walk through the woods, I’ll do a special at some stage just on the follies.
ooohhh Dixon of Dock Green for those old enough to remember, seem to remember it ran into the 70’s but lately I’ve been listening to it on the radio but with David Tennant as his sidekick Andy Crawford, Dixon being played by David Calder, worth a listen….anyway I appear to have gone off at a tangent!! you can tell it’s almost the weekend.
Here we have a couple more images from my Hackfall Woods shoot that I was commissioned to do recently. Beautiful paths adorned with wild garlic and stunning bluebells in full bloom and we had it all to ourselves, I get some really nice jobs to do. This one is sunrise at 4:55 the sun just hitting the trees to the left.
As you walk along and up the paths you are drawn ever higher through the canopy of the trees and eventually you are presented with wonderful tree top views.
Stunning tree tops bathed in the sunrise with such beautiful colours.
Part of the walk takes you past what I thought was just a folly called ‘The Ruin’ it is in fact ‘The Banqueting House’ which has been restored and is let out as a holiday cottage by The Landmark Trust.
The view looking up towards ‘The Ruin’ holiday let, it command spectacular views across the whole woods and beyond. Apparently you have to come out of the door on the right across teh balcony and into the door on the left to use the toilet, could be a little dodgy in the depth of night, quite a long drop if you get it wrong!……
a couple of shots from my recent commission shoot at Hackfall Woods in North Yorkshire, probably the best woods in the country, and you can even kayak there in the main river. Had a fabulous 5 mile walk round it though carrying all my kit was truly a pain I will remember for quite a while.
There are follies galore as well as all manner of flora and fauna to view, I was in search of bluebells for my commission but could resist the other attractions Hackfall had to offer.
Me and Wayne my trusty sidekick were on location at 4:45am ready for sunrise, unfortunately it didn’t materialise as predicted, darn BBC weather!
Anyway after parking in the nearby free but SMALL car park we headed along the path and into the woodland. I won’t spoil the beauty of the surprises you’ll encounter but let’s just say you won’t be disappointed with the views of the follies.
Here is the view from the main path high up above the woods.
More to follow
Saint Ina’s Church Llanina Bluebells
A beautiful little church near New Quay overlooking the stunning seas of Cardigan Bay. It has an amazing coastal walk taking in all manner of scenery and wildlife as well as great little stops for refreshments and a bit of shopping for tea.
This weekend will mostly be about practicing with the Inspire 1 and reading my Pilot Theory guide all 200 pages of it! in readiness for my course and exam in August at which stage we (royal we) will be insured as a company and be able to offer aerial photography and 4k film to my commercial customers, can’t wait.
Have a great weekend all
This one is St Catherine’s at Tenby, a must if you’re ever down that way, open to the public but not so for our fury friends so they get a big fat ZERO from me because of this. They are however allowed on the beach and what a beach it is, huge and goes on forever…..a bit like me. lol but not today very busy with drone practice simulator, honest it’s work guv!
anyway check it out HERE
hope you all had a wonderful relaxing weekend. We did the usual, long dog walks though Jo has a poorly foot so she had to take it real steady. I managed 2 short runs with the pack and I’m suffering for it now! NO I will never learn.
Today’s image is from Talybont on the Welsh coast, lush beaches and gorgeous green meadows with Snowdonia as a back drop (Am I selling it to you?). This was a decent circular walk that was recommended to us by the owner at Benar Beach Caravan Park, lovely little site, basic but clean and trouble free, we had a lovely overnight there and would certainly include it on our list of stay overs.
Managed to get all the bookings sorted for our forthcoming trip to the Outer Hebrides and Orkneys, must admit we are both really excited about going and especially taking the Husky pack too, they are going to love it.
Plenty of photography lined up whilst up there, I’m still compiling my list of shots to achieve plus Jo’s getting ready to pilot the drone so I can film sunsets on the beaches and ancient monuments.
Jo’s ma and pa are moving on to look after the place and keep things ticking over bless em.
Quick thankyou and congrats to Lisa Morgan who got married on Sunday, she bought a picture from me for her husbands best man, hope it went well and have a lovely happy healthy life together…much love.