Behind the Lens: A Summer Recap, Stac Pollaidh Hike, & Gallery Updates
As another summer has come to a close, I find myself reflecting on an incredible season. This summer has been full of connections, some new, some old, and the gallery has been busier than ever. With COVID restrictions lifted, we’ve been able to enjoy so many things we’d missed over the last couple of years, including plenty of Highland Games!
Our Pop-Up Gallery
For the first time in three years, the gallery has been able to head further afield and set up shop at various Highland Games. The events this year saw incredible turnouts; seemingly everyone was excited to enjoy this Scottish tradition once more, and it was great to see so many new faces alongside familiar ones.
Over the summer, we took our pop-up gallery to Gairloch, Lochcarron, and Shieldaig.
We’re looking forward to taking our pop-up gallery to more games, fetes, and events next year, so be sure to be on the lookout for announcements! And you never know...we might even enjoy an Applecross Games once more in ‘23 or ‘24!
As mentioned in my previous blog entry, having an incredibly dedicated and capable team allowed me to head out and take new images over the summer, and I’ve got plenty of stories to tell you from my trips (make sure you check your inbox for these!). Back in June, I headed up Stac Pollaidh, about half an hour north of Ullapool.
I’d been waiting for my lab, Toivo, to be old enough to join me for this hike, and I’m so glad I did. Faced with blue skies, warm temperatures, and a complimentary breeze, it was honestly a joy hiking up to the top of the ridge, with its rocky crest of Torridonian sandstone. Interestingly, the sandstone pinnacles all carry different names such as “The Sphinx”, “Madonna and Child”, and “Tam o’ Shanter.” However, due to the harsh Highland climate, some of these pinnacles have eroded as time passes, making it more important than ever to capture them.