Images of a Big Island

White Houses

One thing I loved about driving around Scotland was the farmhouses, they just seem to suit the landscape perfectly no matter what the weather! White is the universal colour, chosen because it’s cheap and easy to re-apply.    I would drive through a landscape devoid of trees and buildings and around the next corner there would sit a white house as a counterpoint to all the dun coloured grasses covering the slopes.

These are a couple of images I managed to get on a blustery morning in the north of Skye,blowing a gale and frequent showers!

Skye Line



Hebrides Highlands

It’s a pretty dramatic landscape, but the buildings help define it and give it more context, don’t you think?


4 responses

  1. I absolutely agree. Colours are sudued…… beautifully harmonious with never a hint of garish. The freshness of the white is a perfect foil. Beautiful and gives a very relaxed feeling. Would love to see Scotland… my ancestral home from my father’s side

    October 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    • Just do it Evelyn, you won’t regret it! Cheers.

      October 14, 2013 at 1:08 pm

  2. The houses give it a sense of scale and the fact they stand out so well is really helpful 🙂

    October 14, 2013 at 1:36 am

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