“Old Man of Storr” – Isle of Skye, Scotland – Lee Duguid – Featured Photographer
For the first ¾ of my life I was told I was of Scottish descent. Then I found out my last name “Stinchcomb” is actually English. In fact, there is a town in England named “Stinchcombe”. I wonder if anyone reading this has ever been there. If so I would love to hear about it. Oh well, it turns out my true heritage is European “mutt” so I guess that makes me American on all accounts. By the way, my brother Tom is an O’Neill, so it is pretty obvious where his paternal ancestors are from in Europe.
Anyways, Lee has captured the landscape where I have always envisioned my ancestors living. Except if it looked as nice as Lee’s image then I doubt they would have ever left. Lee has some stunning images from all over the world and a really cool blog as well. Please give them a look after you read about what he had to endure to create this brilliant landscape.
I have lived in Australia for five years now, before that New Zealand and London. In fact I haven’t lived in my native Scotland for 11 years now. If only I had been so passionate about photography when I did. A trip at the tail end of 2010 really opened my eyes to its unique and breathtaking landscapes. It was the first time I had travelled my own country. Being the first time to see this location the 1 hour trek through the thick forest and rocky slopes predawn was interesting, especially on my own. Was I going the correct way? What was that sound? The last few kilometers were the steepest, the sun was about to rise so I ran with all my gear. Climbing to the peak I witnessed an amazing light show in a stunning location, what a way to start the day!
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