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
Last night I was lucky enough to witness one of the brightest displays of the aurora borealis I've ever seen, right from my back garden! There had been activity since it had gone dark, but I was struggling with the cloud, and the few photographs I took were nothing special. I went back outside at … Continue reading A sky full of light
What a week I had in Iceland at the beginning of October! My solo camper van road trip around the ring round saw me experience 2121 km of driving, 83 km of walking, sunshine, rain, snow, northern lights, villages, farms, churches, glaciers, icebergs, mountains, volcanoes, beaches, bubbling mud pools, steam vents, and more waterfalls than … Continue reading An Icelandic Adventure
When I wrote last week about my plans for my trip to Iceland, and how those plans would probably change a wee bit once I got there, I really didn’t expect them to have to change so drastically before I’ve even set off! Last week, the south east of Iceland was hit by torrential rain, … Continue reading Iceland ~ Plan B!
In just over a week I’m going to be heading off to Iceland for a solo, seven day, camper van trip around Iceland's ring road. Just me, my camera and an epic Spotify playlist; taking photographs and searching for the aurora borealis. Seven days isn’t long for this trip, and I did think about just … Continue reading Planning a road trip around Iceland
After driving and ferrying back from a photoshoot in Balivanich yesterday, I decided to camp at Luskentyre for the night and spend the next day taking photographs in Harris. It was a great night for camping, and Luskentyre is one of my favourite spots - wild camping with amazing views, plenty of space and hardly … Continue reading A day on the Isle of Harris