The Outer Hebrides - a very special landscape - the gift of a different pace of life and Hebridean character on a glorious scale, with vast views, intimate details, and infinite variety …

One of the binding attractions of the islands is the way the landscape leaps from inviting sandy beaches and flower spangled machair, to lonely rocky lunar scenes, treacherously vertical sea cliffs, vast and looming bogs and moors, and towering mountain ranges.

There is a presence here, and a richness of life that is mesmerising and magical, drawing me in, and holding me spellbound …

The flowers of the machair, moors and dunes delight me with their profusion, diversity and beauty, triggering macro work, wet knees and a lost sense of time. The rocks, pebbles and grasses along the coastline captivate me with their texture, pattern and form, stimulating orderly monochrome thoughts. And the special Hebridean colours paint pictures before my eyes, producing dreamy pastel moments and vivid swirling abstracts.

And amongst all of this there is a chance, if we are quiet, that we will glimpse a hen harrier gliding low over remote and rugged moorland, an otter tumbling in the shallows, a red throated diver feeding and preening just offshore, a pod of porpoises scouting the coastline. And the busy oystercatchers will trill and warn, the ravens will meddle and croak, and the buzzards will mew on the air.

The tapestry is infinite and ever changing, and rich beyond words…

The Calling Harris series of images are the result of smart phone doodling, with Interwoven celebrating the beautifully rich Isle of Harris tweed.

More images can be found in Hebridean Abstracts and Monochrome Hebrides.

Please click on individual images to view more fully.

Calling Harris ~ Skyward
Calling Harris ~ Interwoven XV
Calling Harris ~ Interwoven XIV
Calling Harris ~ Interwoven XIII
Calling Harris ~ Interwoven XII
Calling Harris ~ Interwoven XI
Calling Harris ~ Interwoven X
Calling Harris ~ Interwoven IX
Calling Harris ~ Interwoven VII
Calling Harris ~ Interwoven VI
Calling Harris ~ Interwoven IV
Calling Harris ~ Interwoven V
Grains of Sand III
Grains of Sand II
Grains of Sand I
Orange Boat in the Bay III
Orange Boat in the Bay II
Orange Boat in the Bay I
Sky Walking Through Reeds VI
Sky Walking Through Reeds V
Sky Walking Through Reeds IV
Sky Walking Through Reeds III
Sky Walking Through Reeds II
Sky Walking Through Reeds I
Harris Dreams - Autumn #4
Harris Dreams - Autumn #1
Hebridean Lochan VIII
Hebridean Lochan VII
Hebridean Lochan VI
Hebridean Lochan V
Hebridean Lochan IV
Hebridean Lochan III
Hebridean Lochan II
Hebridean Lochan I
Thrift Sands
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