Agreeable beauty

Saturday 17th June  - Agreeable beauty
While the south of the UK is sweltering in 32 degree heat here in Shetland we have perfect weather for filming mist out at sea using 16ml film and video.

Followed by some photographing of atmospheric ruined lodges scattered around Stenness beach. 

Most have disappeared, swept away ovet the last 100+ years by the action of wind and sea as well as the stones being plundered over the years sine they were last occupied in the 19thC to build walls and houses elsewhere.

They would certainly have been agreeable to 18thC William Gilpin's definition of the picturesque as '"that kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture" and for who a bit of a ruined abbey or castle with rugged edges would add "consequence".


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