The original of this work is probably my most popular shot. Captured freehand in the Blackhouse Museum at Arnol, Isle of Lewis. Smoke from the peat fire in the centre of the main room is caught in the light from the only window. The museum is a Historic Scotland site and well worth a visit to get insights of what life was like in this typical old stone house. The so-called blackhouses did not have a chimney but the peat smoke rose up through the thatched roof. This had the added advantage of keeping the roof from rotting or rain from coming through.This is my homage to the generations of islanders who lived in these houses.
Nikon D1X, Nikon 18-70 F3.5-4.5G. Updated shot: Post-pro with ColorEfex Filters, contrasts, sharpening.
Challenge Winner in Favourite Places – Inside, Favourite Places – Inside, Joint Challenge Winner – Rework, Joint Voucher Challenge Winner, May 2012
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28.07.2013, 649 views