Welcome to the first European Landscape photographers HangOut. Sorry to tell you, that I am the guy that is missing in the talk.
The audio recording was not functioning well. I don’t know what the problem was. I have done this several times and I had no serious problem. So after the show, all audio was missing. A friend of mine could repair the audio of my hangout but my personal audio stream is still missing.
So I cut out everything with me in it. And of course this cause some serious discontinuities during the talk.
But I guess the talk is working without me very well. Should I be worried? No, it was a great experience to meet some of the best landscape photographers from all over Europe. These guys are amazing.
And everybody told me, that this should not be the last time we talked in English language. So stay tuned and subscribe to the RSS Feed of the podcast Stream. You see the links in the sidebar. As soon we have 3 episodes this will become an iTunes podcast stream.
There are a few things, which smells like fish and one of them is in the near of the Butt of Lewis.
But it started in the flat lands of the Isle of Uist. Great landscape not many travelers. I was heading northwards very fast because I know what awaits me on the Isle of Harris.
Guess what, there was no mobile internet access on all Outer Hebrides Isles. All my efforts to navigate with Googlemaps and iPhone are wasted. So I bought new hardware, some good old paper maps.
But it turns out: Navigation was surprisingly easy, not many roads to get lost.
It rained 75% of the whole time, but I was lucky taking some great photos between the floods. You know changing weather is making good photos.
The people out there were very friendly. The landscape is a bit like Norway, lots of fjell, rocks and Atlantic.
The food was not really good. So I was lucky bringing all stuff with me. I tried a restaurant in the near off the most boring lighthouse I have seen: The Butt of Lewis. And it smells so much like fish…
I have done great photos, lots of great opportunities there.
And I have plannend and prepared a secret project you will hear of in the next months.
Above are some impressions filmed with the iPhone. All sequences are taken out of the hip. But I am sure you will get some impressions on what it is traveling on Outer Hebrides.