After a good nights sleep, I awoke to the task of packing and getting to the airport with the group. But before I left, I wandered around with my Infrared converted G10 and made a few exposures. One of the other members of my group upon seeing a computer screen image asked if that was snow on the ground. That’s how IR looks if you don’t recognize the “look” of heat.
Getting to Orkney requires a flight in a small plane, a commuter jet as it’s called. There was a slight scare about the size of camera bags but everything worked out just fine and we arrived in Orkney and a quick van ride to The lovely and comfortable Woodwick House, a B&B situated on it’s own inlet. The beautiful grounds are offset by the near gale force winds that increase the wind chill factor from cold to freakin cold. After a hearty dinner of Scottish Salmon and boiled potatoes, we were about to head out for some fun. Not stopping us photographers, we bundled up and headed for The Ring of Brodgar Stones, which are a ancient circular formation of 12 stones. We were about to attempt to photograph them at night, in the freezing cold, in the middle of an empty field.
And of course, it was fantastic.
Cold and wet, we made it back to the van and were asleep by 2:00 am, with dreams of dancing spirits of 5,000 years prior in the ancient fields of The Ring of Brodgar.