Author Topic: A visit to the Orkney Islands (MORE images added at the end of the thread)  (Read 4137 times)

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The trip started with a leisurely 2-day drive to the ferry port at Gills Bay in Caithness. This first set of images covers those two days; further images - of Orkney itself - will follow.

1. The Grampian hills of the central Highlands.
2. Potato-field in the rich farm country of Easter Ross-shire.
3. Salmon nets dry at Portmahomack.
4. The lighthouse at Tarbat Ness.
5. The Moray Firth at Tarbat Ness.
6. At the ferry terminal, Gills Bay.
7. The ferry arrives (modern, twin-hull design, takes about 50 cars).
8. Sailing to Orkney.
9. A new line of uber-pylons takes Scottish hydro-power south.
10. Sun-rays across the Moray Firth.

(Sorry - got my attachments in the wrong order - 9 and 10. should come at the start.)

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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 16:42:45 »
A place i would like to visit , thanks for sharing your images Dave
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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 16:51:13 »
Some stunning images again David

Especially the second and last speak to me.

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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 18:47:05 »
I really like the way you see and how you put that into images. Very versatile use of the tools.


  Thanks for sharing

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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2016, 19:51:32 »
Some stunning images again David

Especially the second and last speak to me.

+1     I agree completely, and enjoyed the visit.
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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2016, 20:02:50 »
A very nice set of images. Especially the capture of Light.
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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2016, 21:42:07 »
Thanks to everyone for the very kind comments. We had great luck with the weather, ie. constantly changing. Not too much plain blue skies and not to much solid grey overcast, but lots of changing, shifting clouds of all types, and tones from brilliant white to darkest charcoal - makes things a lot easier!

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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2016, 03:25:19 »
Another great set of images David.  I especially like the 2nd and the last images.

My great grandfather came from Caithness - he was born at Dunbeath and spent much of his time around the nearby Latheron and Latheron-On-Wheel areas.

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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2016, 08:17:18 »
What a wonderful place to visit..

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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2016, 10:42:13 »
it seems to be a place to visit, your great pictures print that in my internal notebook
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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2016, 10:50:13 »
Thank you, Hugh, Fons and Thomas - nice to hear from you. Please bear in mind - this first set of pictures was shot during the journey from Killin to Orkney - pictures of Orkney itself will follow (soon).

Hugh - I've passed through both villages many times but don't know them well. If you google "latheronwheel", there is a fairly short but interesting Wikipedia entry.


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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2016, 11:45:03 »
David, all of your images are beautiful as is your country!
The Grampian hills are stunning!
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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2016, 12:07:38 »
Excellent power pylons :D and a lot of other interesting landscapes as well.

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Re: A visit to the Orkney Islands (northern Scotland)
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2016, 12:37:36 »
Very solid series! I like them ;)

We need to go back and visit to those islands again,,,
- Said the Weathered Viking,,, ;)
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Many thanks, Jakov, Bjørn and Erik.

Erik - quite a few Orcadians fly the Norwegian flag outside their homes. Traitors!  ;D  But an NG meet in Orkney - now that would be something . . .

Time to post a few more images - Orkney consists of 70+ islands of which 20+ are inhabited. So boats, ferries and ships of all kinds are part of the way of life . . . .

1. Oil-rig in Scapa Flow
2. Marine cable marker at Sower
3. Breaker's yard at St. Margaret Hope
4. Norwegian-style warehouse in Stromness harbour
5. St Margaret Hope
6. Modern ferry, 18th century house, at Houton
7. Even on dry land . . .
8. Boat fantasy, St Margaret Hope
9. Roped down, at Swanbister
10. Large car-ferry passes the n.w. cliffs of Hoy Island