Isle of Harris

Landscape photographer, Beata Moore, took a long-awaited trip to the Isle of Harris, off the coast of Scotland. From its fickle weather to the eerie abandoned buildings, she found it a remarkable and intriguing location, offering countless photographic opportunities

Harris Island, off Scotland’s northwest coast, is famed for stunning turquoise waters, white beaches and hundreds of sea lochs. It has been on my wish list for quite a while. I was a bit reluctant to explore it on my own due to its isolated location – jet-black nights and remote rental cottages – so I was thrilled that three great photographers, Sue Bishop, Michaela Griffith and Linda Wevill, decided to join me. With the flights booked, cottage rented, and 4x4 vehicle sorted, we set off, full of excitement and anticipation at the photographic opportunities that lay ahead. Little did we know that this fantastic island (not really an island although it is referred to as such) would greet us with horizontal rain and gale force winds.

On the road from Stornoway to our base, in the southern part of Harris, I saw for the very first time a waterfall flowing upwards, not down, such was the fierce power of the wind. On that day, it was rather …

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Beata Moore is a professional landscape photographer and writer. She is deeply passionate about the environment and her work shows the affinity with the natural world.

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