Watercolor, Isle of Harris, Scotland – November 2013
In November I travelled to Scotland and the Outer Hebrides for more than a week of photography. Aside from the fantastic landscape two things struck me, the ever changing weather and the wonderfully kind people of these isles. This is one of the photographs I made during the week.
When I look at paintings I often have a hard time with the bold colors of oil. Instead I find the more subtle and, in some ways, richer tonality and colors of watercolor much more appealing. In photography bold and dramatic light can give results equal to oil paintings while a softer light renders the scene in a way not far away from that of a watercolor painting.
One thing I constantly search for when I’m out with the camera is dimensions. Things that can give the viewer a deeper experience. I love when I can make a photograph in which one can find a lot of interesting details that might not be apparent at a first glance. In this case I find that the way the water is rendered in the foreground, translucent with the sand beneath shining through is one of those dimensions.
In November 2014 I will be arranging a photo tour to Scotland and the Outer Hebrides. You can read more about it here (in Swedish). I have had a lot of interest for it so it’s already fully booked.