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.