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In 2012 I visted the Orkney Islands. The Orkneys are very different the Scottish Highlands you'll drive through to get them. They're flat and treeless. That description is pretty accurate, but it sounds pretty awful doesn't it? But nothing could be further from the truth! The Orkney Islands are quite spectacularly beautiful. The flat, treeless landscape creates huge, beautiful skies that dominate every view. Add in some truly spectacular coastal geology, some beautiful towns and villages with very distinctive vernacular architecture, and some amazing pre-historic monuments, and you have a photographer's paradise!

On the way to the Tomb of Eagles, South Ronalsay - Pentax K-7 + SMC Pentax DA 12-24mm f4 Skaill House, West Mainland - Pentax K-7 + SMC Pentax DA 12-24mm f4 Bay of Skaill, West Mainland - Pentax K-7 + SMC Pentax DA 12-24mm f4 Bay of Skaill, West Mainland - Pentax K-7 + SMC Pentax DA 12-24mm f4
Bay of Skaill, West Mainland - Pentax K-7 + SMC Pentax DA 12-24mm f4 Ring of Brodgar, West Mainland - Pentax K-7 + SMC Pentax DA 12-24mm f4 Stromness, West Mainland - Pentax K-7 +SMC Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 Yesnaby Castle, West Mainland - Pentax K-7 + SMC Pentax DA 12-24mm f4
St Magnus' Cathedral, Kirkwall - Polaroid SX-70 (original model) + Polaroid SX-70 TZ Artistic St Magnus' Cathedral, Kirkwall - Polaroid SX-70 (original model) + Polaroid SX-70 TZ Artistic Skaill House, West Mainland - Polaroid 1200si + Polaroid Image Soft Tone Edge Cut Skaill House, West Mainland - Polaroid 350 + Polaroid 100 Chocolate