This image is from the archives that I recently found on CDs. It was taken during our cruise of the British Isles in 2007. I probably passed over it then as my processing skills were not great. I knew there was a good image there but wasn't sure if I could pull it out. Five years later with my skills improved, I knew I could do something with it. The subject is the Brough of Birsay, which is an uninhabited tidal island just off the coast of the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The island is accessible on foot at low tide. It is separated from the mainland by approximately 800 feet from where I composed this image. The weather was rainy and overcast and I was intrigued by the deep green colors and the worn path from the old house to the unnamed lighthouse.
This is another example of seeing parts of the world for the first time. I never had a desire to visit the Orkney Islands but it turned out to be one of my favorite stops on the trip.