I was surprised and delighted to be told I have won an award in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year (slpoty.co.uk). My image "Guardian" was chosen as the winner in the Hebridean Light category.
The image is of the standing stones at Calanais (also known as Calanish) on the Isle of Lewis, in the Hebrides of Scotland and was taken when I visited in October 2016.
Given the excellent images which won other categories, I was humbled to be included.
GuardianMy first visit to Calanais but hopefully not my last. There was a constant stream of visitors but I noticed that few stayed long. I wanted to capture the atmosphere of this wonderful site, and a long exposure felt perfect to soften the sky and balance the harsh stone. Although many of the stones have great features, this stone had an intriguing flowing texture.