Thursday, 5 November 2009

Bunabhainneadar

Driving back from Hushinish on Harris, we were approaching Bunabhainneadar when we rounded a bend to be confronted by this sight. Now I realise that these 'God's Fingers' pics are a bit of a cliche in the world of photography. The equivalent of a footballer being 'sick as a parrot'.
But I don't really care..... I love it when the sky creates shapes and colour like this.
I also realise that the following video may make you wonder 'What is he on?' But I was listening to Radcliffe and Maconie whilst downloading these pics and they played Kraftwerk, a bunch of German heroes of mine..........and it just seemed to work for me........ try it......click play and look at the pics and imagine yourself on a bike on Harris........ and crank it up real loud!












Can't you just imagine hurtling down that wee road on your 15 speed racer? Or better still......a Harley Davidson?



The chimney is part of an old whaling station....more of which later.










And a stop at the burn when you get too drouthy?


Did it work for you?........


The bottom pic is a mountain (forget the name) opposite the house where my daughter first moved to......... she calls it 'Six Fingers'.........


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25 comments:

  1. Dear Neil,
    excellent shots.
    Congrats for these and all shots that u showed to us, until now.

    The video has a width more large than the column your blog.
    I dont know if u see, but, of course..this doenst change the quality of the message.
    take care
    graceolsson.se/mittliv

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  2. I adore the photo of the burn. Bunabhainneadar sounds like a very complicated cross between golf and pole vaulting.

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  3. Oh Neil, these are your best yet! Breathtaking! Just when you think the views can't get any better. How blest we are to be able to live here! The music was perfect, btw. Thanks for these. Lizzy :)

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  4. Hi Neil, I'm just brushing my hair after an exciting ride on my Harley down that amazing road. I agree with you about shapes in the sky, can't beat 'em especially when in lovely places like Bunabhainneader, I can see why your daughter named the mountain so. I love the word drouthy.

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  5. What a fantastic collection of shots, Neil! And I love the video! The music is the perfect background for looking at your photos! Terrific You really outdid yourself today! Fun!

    Enjoy the weekend!

    Sylvia

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  6. What great shots. Fabulous track too - I forgot about Radcliffe and Maconie - must start listening to them again.

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  7. Wonderful photos - wonderful scenery. Yes, the music was great but the sight of those four men looking like business men, sober suited and working on their 'laptops' (!) was better avoided!

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  8. Amazing photos. I wish I could do as well, but in the meantime I will admire incredible photographic work like yours and try to learn from it. Loved the music and the imaginary journey as well. Thank you for sharing this experience.

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  9. Wonderful photos, I love all the rays shinging thru on your photos. Great captures.

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  10. funny...I've always called those shafts God Lights ...never thought they were called anything actually...but Fingers works very well too. Maybe its a Saxon thing.Great photos whatever the linguistic history..

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  11. Fabulous photos - I never get tired of seeing sunbursts, in life or in photos, I like the 'God's Fingers' name for them. Also a Kraftwerk fan.

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  12. That's way beyond sammich scenery, Neil; that's skookum scenery! Absolutely beautiful and a great soundtrack.

    Water bottle stuff, Dude. Thanks. :-)

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  13. i enjoyed this series of photos. it looks like the hands from heaven are welcoming you.:p

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  14. Wow, they are amazing! You've captured them very well.

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  15. These photos remind me of my holiday on the island, all those years ago (1964). It poured for days and we slept in the car, no easy task in an A35! Then the sun came out and it was glorious--fantastic scenery AND the place to ourselves!

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  16. Neil, these are fabulous shots. I am filled with awe when I see those shafts of light spotlighting the earth as though God were looking down to check up on us.

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  17. Divine light on those gorgeous scenes.

    What's with the headline? Dranked wiskey and tried to write? Besides, you're driving on a wrong side of the road mate. LOL!

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  18. You were lucky to be in this moment! Wonderful shots.

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  19. Oh, such beautiful pictures! Love them!

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  20. I never get tired of skies that looks so beautiful.

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