Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The View from my Artist Studio - Video

The View from my Artist Studio - South Lighthouse, Fair Isle.
 Yesterday I made this video... spend a few minutes just enjoying the view.


My artist studio is in one of the buildings at the South Lighthouse on Fair Isle. The view is so amazing sometimes I just stare out the salt covered window or sit outside and enjoy the view and get nothing done. Yesterday the Atlantic Ocean was still crashing into Fair Isle from the Gale force 9 storm the night before... taking this video and being outside in the wind was a bit like sticking your head out the car window at 60 miles an hour. The sunlight breaking between the clouds made such beautiful light on the sea I had to get out of the studio and have a look even in the wild weather conditions. It wasn't the biggest or the most destructive storm... it was just yesterday and I thought it was beautiful, like today and every day is here too.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Bonfire Night - Guy Fawkes - Most Remote Community Celebration in the UK. 2015

Bonfire Night on Fair Isle on Fair Isle is much like it is elsewhere I guess?

 We have Fireworks and we burn stuff!

We do have a great setting for the event, on the beach by a picturesque lighthouse.

Not too shabby!

This year it was a bit misty with low cloud... makes for a nice photo though.