I am absolutely delighted to have my ‘Traigh Bheag, Isle of Harris’ image feature on the front cover of the March 2019 edition of the world’s oldest (and still published) magazine, The Scots Magazine. The magazine celebrated its 280th anniversary on the 9th February 2019.
The image featured was taken by me in January 2017 during a week long trip to Harris and Lewis in preparation of running photography workshops on the island. I have since returned several times to run workshops as well as spending some personal time on the island. The beach in question is the smallest one I have visited in the Outer Hebrides and it is called Traigh Bheag which translates to ‘The Small Beach’ and it is located between the beaches of Borve and Scarista on Harris.
I choose to photograph this particular beach at high tide during sunset as the water swirls in around the rocks on the beach. One of the features of this beach that I love are that there are normally large waves rolling and crashing in the background while the water surrounds the rocks. This helps create drama and interest and in the case of this particular visit, huge clouds filled the sky before turning orange due to the setting sun. The whole scene was absolutely magical and is one of the reasons why I constantly look forward to visiting the island.
Many thanks to The Scots Magazine for choosing my image to feature on the front cover. The March 2019 magazine is available to buy now.