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The Orkney Islands, a First Go to

Peter Roworth

My pictures is project-driven and is now largely digital, however I nonetheless dabble in movie, utilizing a Hasselblad Xpan ll. I wish to assume ‘outdoors the field’ so the topic of the pictures on this portfolio will not be instantly apparent; I go away the viewer to look into every picture and let their creativeness wander.

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My spouse and I had our first go to to the Orkney Islands in July 2023, basing ourselves on the Mainland and the islands linked to it by causeways. The primary impression was how inexperienced the island was, with lush pastures for cattle, fields lower for silage, and rising crops of barley and oats. This gently undulating panorama is nearly treeless, and the fields are bounded by stock-proof fencing and some stone partitions. There are various lochs and the low-lying marshes are dominated by yellow flag and meadowsweet, whereas the upland areas are heather moorland with proof of long-abandoned peat cuttings.

Orkney is wealthy in archaeology, and the gorgeous websites of Maes Howe, Skara Brae, the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar have been recognised as The Coronary heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Website. However on the different finish of man’s lengthy occupation of the islands, I used to be struck by the various defensive infrastructures related to the usage of Scapa Stream as the bottom for the nation’s naval fleet throughout each World Wars.

Photographically I had no pre-conceived concepts of what to anticipate and I didn’t deal with the vacation like a full photographic go to. Fairly I regarded for photographs that mirrored my interpretation of what makes Orkney such a singular and particular place.

A Farming Landscape.dscf4880a

A farming panorama

The Ring Of Brodgar.dscf4895a

The Ring of Brodgar, one of many key websites in Orkney’s Neolithic ceremonial panorama

Abandoned Gun Emplacements.dscf4932a

Deserted gun emplacements, a part of the Hoxa Head defences, overlooking the approaches to Scapa Stream.

Churchill Barrier.dscf4970a

One of many Churchill limitations was constructed within the Nineteen Forties as a blockade to forestall enemy ships from getting into Scapa Stream.



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