View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 19 April 2015

A snapping decade

Today is the 10th anniversary of me taking photos in the Isle of Lewis. It's not something you'd ordinarily remember, but as you all know, my photography hobby has gotten badly out of hand. And I'm not apologising for that. The shutter has clicked the grand total of about 59,000 times, leaving me with about 49,500 pictures of Lewis and Harris (including places on the mainland and elsewhere in Scotland). I have worn out two digital cameras since February 2006. My first pictures took me to the highest point I have reached in Harris, Tealasbhal, 690 metres above sealevel.

Don't get me wrong, I've been taking pictures for 35 years. The advent of a digital camera just unleashed the beast.