(untitled) - Kirkwall, 2012.
And I have to say, the highlight of the trip was the time I spent in the Shetland and Orkney islands. Wonderful, brilliant and stunning places. They command a very humble awe. And the light in Orkney was positively stunning. Sunset seemed to linger on forever with the most delicate grace. A bombastic medley of brilliants oranges and reds it was not. Rather it was a devastatingly subtle glow that made the otherwise stereotypically scottish weather ever so slightly warmer in color. In fact it gave me a whole new appreciation of subtle color, something I've only ever experienced with a few of the pictures I got back from Japan. Perhaps this is a new trend. Or perhaps it just means I need to go back and play in that light a little bit more. And so, a (sort of) diptych: