Pictures in this gallery are from a photographic trip to Scotland in June of 2004. This was my first visit to Scotland. I have been planning this trip for a long time and finally my plans worked out. Although both two weeks of my trip were entirely dedicated to photography, I could not travel every mile of this country. Instead of careful planning I chose to drive freely looking for places and things to catch my eye. During the trip I circled the entire northern Scotland from Aberdeen to Oban and back, mostly keeping close to the coastline.
I came to Scotland with certain expectations, but without a clear vision of what pictures I want to bring back. I tried to feel, absorb places that I saw and then reflect it in my photographs. Places that captivated me most were the coast of Caithness and the very North. Coastal villages in Caithness resemble the ones found more to the south but at the same time they are a lot more authentic and intimate. Traveling through the North, one can feel power of the Nature even stronger. Little settlements of people are almost lost in the vastness of mountain ridges and valleys.
Of all the places I visited, every part of Scotland had something uniquely beautiful. In Fife and Aberdeenshire, it is coastal towns, villages, and resorts. I could spend days walking narrow streets of historic towns or wandering around harbors. They are especially intimate during early morning hours when most people still sleep. I will be happy if you can feel it in my photographs as well.
© photo by: Giedrius Varnas - the Netherlands
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Congratulations for your great b&w about Scotland. I love most of all your staiways details, since they are quite an unusual approach to that land. Thanks for sharing.
Chioggia, Italy - 30/04/2006