Posted by: photographytuition | December 31, 2013

Living on the edge (part 2) + news.

Living on the Hebridean Islands of Scotland is tough – too tough for some.

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This is one of many derelict buildings from the deserted village of Shiaba on the Isle of Mull. The buildings, including the old school, cover quite an area. It’s a beautiful but exposed location – you can’t help but wonder what life was like there.

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This is probably a modified croft house, part clad in rusting corrugated iron. Isle of Harris.

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This is the remains of a chapel in the far south west corner of the Isle of Harris. Not long before I took this photo I saw a basking shark and a white tailed eagle. A very hot day.

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On the Scottish islands it’s almost impossible to go for a walk, even in the remotest spots, and not find a ruin, like this one on Harris. That they had to live in such poor areas in the first place is the really sad part. If you want to find out more about why people were forced to live in such inhospitable and infertile places look up Scottish history and ‘the clearances’.

NEWS:

Happy New Year!!!

Sadly the Good Day Out New Years Day swim in the wild Brecon Beacons lake called Llyn Cwm Llwch had to be cancelled but other trips to this upland lake are planned for later in the year. See the website (www.gooddayout.co.uk) for more information.

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Llyn Cwm Llwch, just below Pen y Fan, the highest point in the Brecon Beacons.

Finally: I took a Norwegian woman on Photography Tuition in the Elan Valley, mid Wales over Christmas. A very pleasant day out.

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One of my favourite views: wintry light on Garreg-ddu Reservoir, Elan Valley.

My contact details: will@phonecoop.coop

Websites:  www.photographytuition.co.uk

http://www.willlewisphotography.co.uk

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