Defeated by the Beaches of Harris

Wow, crossing from East to West on our journey from the ferry at Talbert to Northton on the A859 and suddenly there’s Luskentyre right in front of you, white sands, emerald sea,  a stunning introduction to the beaches of Harris.

Over the next six days I tried to capture just a hint, a smell, a touch of their beauty, but ultimately headed home defeated. Whether it was due to weather, or timing, or lack of creativity, or an unfamiliarity with the landscape, or lack of technique, I don’t know, but it was certainly not through a lack of inspiration.

But no photographic series on Harris would be complete without a shot of a beach so some feeble attempts and holiday snaps follow.

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The Teampall, Northton, Isle of Harris | Sony RX1rII
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Luskentyre, Isle of Harris | Sony RX1rII
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Luskentyre, Isle of Harris | Sony RX1rII
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Scarista, Isle of Harris | Sigma DP0 Quattro
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Teampall, Northon, Isle of Harris | Sony RX1rII
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Luskentyre, Isle of Harris | Sony RX1rII
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Northton, Isle of Harris | Sigma DP1 Merrill
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Seilebost, Isle of Harris | Sony RX1rII
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Scarista, Isle of Harris, Sigma DP0 Quattro

 

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Northon, Isle of Harris | Sony RX1rII

 

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Borve, Isle of Harris | Sony RX1rII

If you want to see some photos that do the place justice take a look at Ian Lawson’s Harris Tweed @ http://www.ianlawson.com/prints/outer-hebrides/ . Better still go along if Ian has another exhibition.

Shooting Notes

The shots above are taken with the Sony RX1rII or Sigma Merrill or Sigma Quattro cameras, post processed in Lightroom.


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