Photos from the Outer Hebrides
On the East side of Taransay there’s a sand spit called Corran Raa. It’s an an ever-changing area. It all but disappears at high tide, and at low tide stretches close to the beach at Luskentyre on Harris.
Corran Raa, the sandspit on Taransay in the Scottish Highlands
Looking West along Coran Raa to Taransay
At this time of year, the sun rises just behind the hills on Harris, creating some beautiful lighting effects early in the day – in the right weather conditions everything turns a glorious silvery blue.
Receding tide at Corran Raa, Taransay
Silver reflections on the sand at Corran Raa
The tip of the Corran Raa sandspit
Scottish Traditional Music
So a couple of weekends ago I was up in Ballachulish for a lovely gig from Corran Raa. The following morning’s photoshoot for their new website was slotted neatly in between showers (of the weather variety…nothing to do with cleanliness!)
Here are some of my favourites from those ‘morning after’ shots:
Jenny Smith, fiddler
Kath Bruce, keyboard player and singer
Janet Lees, fiddler
Robbie Leask, guitarist
The landscape around the west coast islands is endlessly stunning. This is one of my favourite places for photos – the uninhabited island of Taransay in the Outer Hebrides
Sandspit on the island of Taransay in the Scottish Highlands
I took this shot during the annual Taransay Fiddle Camp. This photo is Corran Raa , a spit of sand pointing towards Harris. There’s also a fantastic band of the same name. Have a listen on Myspace – they write beautiful tunes!