In 1954 Paul Strand took a photo from this viewpoint which he later (1962) included in his evocative book , “Tir a’ Mhurain”. Using his photo I think I managed to find where he stood (the one flat area about 2 m sq.) on a marshy knoll looking east between South Uist and Eriskay. His photo included Eriskay ponies, a clearer view to Rum, a low tide, and a later day time – a far superior image!
57 years later the scene has altered little – the new causeway to Eriskay is the most noticeable change.
Voigtlander Perkeo E (6×6, as in the avatar and 80mm Color Skopar), Ilford XP2, cropped to approximate Strand’s format, an ultra-flimsy tripod (vintage Rotu) and,
- 300 mile drive to Adelaide, S.A.
- 12,000 mile, 24 hour flight to London
- drive to Edinburgh
- drive to Skye
- ferry to North Uist across the Sea of the Hebrides
- drive to South Uist/Eriskay
- find the exact spot – take photo (mmm, better bracket….)
- turn around and come home…….:-).