The majestic Outer Hebrides of Scotland captured by SIGMA Camera Ambassadors Lea Tippet (UK) and Marco Dadone (ITL)

The majestic Outer Hebrides of Scotland captured by SIGMA Camera Ambassadors Lea Tippet (UK) and Marco Dadone (ITL)

SIGMA UK ambassador Lea Tippett and SIGMA ITALIA Ambassador Marco Dadone have a genuine friendship that has formed because of their shared passion for landscape photography and the SIGMA Foveon camera systems. Despite the long distances between them, the two always manage each year to find some common ground and share a landscape photography adventure together. This year the perfect playground was the majestic Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

Image captured with SIGMA sd Quattro H + SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art lens by Lea Tippett;
Image captured with SIGMA sd Quattro H + SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art lens by Lea Tippett;

They we’re equipped with their favourite SIGMA CAMERAS AND LENSES which included the SIGMA sd Quattro H plus a great line up of Art lenses with they love to use for photographing in low lights as well as inspiring their artistic creativity. When travelling light the SIGMA dp0 Quattro always fits nicely in a pocket and of course was brought along for the fun.

Image captured with SIGMA sd Quattro H + SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens by Marco Dadone
Image captured with SIGMA sd Quattro H + SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens by Marco Dadone

The adventure began with discovering the pristine lights that presented at dawn at one of west Harris’ most fascinating part; an almost endless strip of fine white sand facing the ocean and the faraway high hills, a perfect place of harmony.

Image captured with the SIGMA dp0 Quattro by Lea Tippett
Image captured with the SIGMA dp0 Quattro by Lea Tippett

Then fast forward a few miles east to a rocky headland in that same Harris coastline.

The pair are amazed with the three dimensional feel of the images along with the sharpness that presents a film-like feeling.

Image captured with the SIGMA dp0 Quattro by Marco Dadone

Next the adventure goes inland to find some hidden treasures that the island offers but the pair must be careful not to get lost in the maze of the lochs.

Captured with the SIGMA sd Quattro H + SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens by Marco Dadone
Captured with the SIGMA sd Quattro H + SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens by Marco Dadone

The waters reflect like mirrors in good weather and in cloudy times appear as places of mystery from a tale by some obscure Scottish writer. When the mist comes up from the sea it creates an entirely different scene and feeling.

While we walk on the soft moorland and approach the lakes, shapes appear as mystic symbols almost as though they are straight from another dimension.

Captured with the SIGMA dp0 Quattro by Lea Tippett
Captured with the SIGMA dp0 Quattro by Lea Tippett

The old crofts let us pass without hesitation while the sky is blue and the sun is shining but we imagine they become alive in moody weather. You can almost hear their breath like an aura from the past.

Captured with the SIGMA sd Quattro H + SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens
Captured with the SIGMA sd Quattro H + SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens

Its time to head north and the sense of open space is everywhere.

We reach Dalmhor beach which is a beautiful location with all its elements shining in all their power.

Captured with the SIGMA dp0 Quattro by Lea Tippett
Captured with the SIGMA dp0 Quattro by Lea Tippett

You can stumble upon the most amazing stones .

Lewisian Gneiss, the oldest rocks in Britain and some of the oldest in the world.

Captured with the SIGMA sd Quattro H + SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens by Marco Dadone
Captured with the SIGMA sd Quattro H + SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens by Marco Dadone
Captured with the SIGMA dp0 Quattro by Lea Tippett
Captured with the SIGMA dp0 Quattro by Lea Tippett

Mother Nature rules in the vast openness of northern Lewis and gives the sense of last frontier.

We wander amongst the high cliffs of the Butt of Lewis, and receive an intense feeling. The islands are magical and project an intense energy that us landscape photographers’ try to recreate in our images.

Captured with the SIGMA dp0 Quattro by Marco Dadone
Captured with the SIGMA dp0 Quattro by Marco Dadone

Read the origianl story of Lea and Marco’s Outer Hebrides Adventure on the following link:

https://www.marcodadofoto.com/blog/2019/10/heb-by-lea-tippett-and-marco-dadone—a-sigma-adventure

 

You can see more images created by Lea  on one of the following links:

Website: http://www.leatippett.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lea.tippett/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lea-Tippett-Landscape-Photographer

You can see more images created by Marco  on one of the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marco.dadone.marcodadofoto/

Website: https://www.marcodadofoto.com/