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

Eilean Glas Lighthouse

I had a small commercial photography job on Monday down on the Isle of Scalpay. It was a beautiful day, so once I finished up, I went off for a walk out to Eilean Glas Lighthouse. It's one of my favourite walks on the islands: sort, easy and with a great view at the end. Just … Continue reading Eilean Glas Lighthouse

A winter’s day in Lewis and Harris

I've not managed to get out for a landscape photography day for a while, so yesterday I took a much needed and long overdue trip out! It was the perfect day for it as well, with snow and sunshine in equal measure. I decided to head down to Harris, but couldn't help but stop for … Continue reading A winter’s day in Lewis and Harris

A sky full of light

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

An Icelandic Adventure

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

Iceland ~ Plan B!

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!