Welcome to The 58º North Photography blog

Welcome to The 58º North Photography blog. I'm Rachel, a photographer living on the Isle of Lewis, and working throughout the Outer Hebrides. I started this blog, at the beginning of 2017, to document my life as a photographer in this remote Scottish archipelago; with its powder white beaches and Atlantic waves, dark moorland and rugged mountains, … Continue reading Welcome to The 58º North Photography blog

Vallay Island, North Uist

I've been hoping to get out to Vallay (Scottish Gaelic: Bhàlaigh), a now uninhabited tidal island located just off North Uist, for some time. But as access is only possible at low tide I'd never timed it right, or the weather wasn't good enough, until today. The tide was low and the weather forecast was … Continue reading Vallay Island, North Uist

A couple of days in Barra and the Uists

When I went to photograph Shona and Colin's wedding in Barra, I made sure to plan in a day either side where I could do some landscape photography. It didn't give me a huge amount of time, but enough for a visits to a few different locations, including a visit to Valley Island. Here're some photographs … Continue reading A couple of days in Barra and the Uists

Shona and Colin’s wedding ~ Isle of Barra

When Shona and Colin contacted me, asking if I would travel to Barra to photograph their wedding, I immediately said yes; I love Barra, so I was more than happy to travel down. I set off early the day before the wedding, and spent some time taking landscape photographs of Eriskay and Barra before heading to … Continue reading Shona and Colin’s wedding ~ Isle of Barra

A summer trip to Mexico

I spent the last two weeks of May in Mexico, mostly for some relaxation on the beach, but also (as I can't resist exploring a new place, camera in tow) a few days exploring the Quintana Roo and Yucatán areas. After a couple of days at the beach, getting used to the heat (and the tequila for … Continue reading A summer trip to Mexico

Kathryn and Douglas’s wedding ~ Isle of Lewis

Kathryn and Douglas were married in Stornoway at the end of April, on what, despite the horrible forecast, was a bright and dry day. After the ceremony, and some family and group photographs outside the church, we went to Cuddy Point for some bridal party and couple photographs with Stornoway harbour as a background. Then … Continue reading Kathryn and Douglas’s wedding ~ Isle of Lewis