Thank you to Colin Metcalf for inspiring me to travel through my Hebridean archives for a shot taken at the Butt of Lewis or Ness Point. Standing there in the howling wind, it seemed to me like being on the Edge of the World. Next stop America.

It is seemingly in the Guinness Book of Records as being the windiest place in the UK and I can quite believe it.

The cliffs below are about 60-80 ft high. Behind me there is a lighthouse built by members of the famous Stevenson family, under often very hazardous conditions.

Colin also gave me the musical inspiration:-)
Runrig – Edge of the World
Written by Calum MacDonald, Rory MacDonald

“There’s a south by sou’westerly force eight coming in strong.
Across the continental shelf from the cold grey Malin beyond.
The need to keep control. The need to stand alone at the edge of the world.”

Location: Butt of Lewis, Ness, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK
Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200mm. BW processing in CS4 with NikColorEfex filters.

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  • Richard Ion
    Richard Ionalmost 4 years ago

    It is a wild and beautiful place Kasia – superb rocks make up the headland and it is an awesome place to be on a wild day.

  • Richard, thank you! It was just “breezy” that day, but still difficult to stand straight. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely wild place Kasia, the mono suits the shot …

  • Tom, thank you. It is wild indeed, although I guess relatively calm that day. Glad you like the mono, it is always a matter of experimenting for me. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Ranald
    Ranaldalmost 4 years ago

    I never made it there. Next time. Lovely shot Kasia and I can hear the song right now. (the edge of the world of the song is St Kilda, another place that some day I will visit)

  • Thank you, Ranald! St. Kilda is on my wishlist for a trip one day too.

    – Kasia-D

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    WOW this is wonderful. Love the B&W and what a wonderful coastline it is.

  • Thank you!! I’m pleased the B&W works for you. I’m always a bit sceptical. It is a wonderful coastline, wonderful islands and people too:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot Kasia and many thanks for the credit.

  • Colin, thank you. Thank you for the inspiration. I had a wonderful couple of hours “travelling” the Hebrides yesterday:-) Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • heartyart
    heartyartalmost 4 years ago

    Very inspirational reminds me of when i visited there

  • I’m very pleased it brought back memories of this beautiful area of the world. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 4 years ago
    beautiful image
  • Martina, thank you!

    – Kasia-D

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful scene

  • Thank you very much, George.

    – Kasia-D

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you, Sylvia!

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 4 years ago

    Lewis!! not Harris then? Quality shot Kasia & the title puts me in mind of Roger Dean, one of my hero’s. The man behind so many Yes Album Covers!!

  • The Butt of Lewis is on the Isle of Lewis:-) Even if Lewis and Harris are joined like Siamese twins… Roger Dean – - wow, thanks for the compliment! I’m still experimenting with B&W but having fun. K

    – Kasia-D

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