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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can stumble upon the most amazing stones .
Lewisian Gneiss, the oldest rocks in Britain and some of the oldest in the world.
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.
Read the origianl story of Lea and Marco’s Outer Hebrides Adventure on the following link:
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