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The Streets of Stromness

March 27, 2020

The Streets of Stromness, Orkney

This is the 4th of my series of instavideos featuring the participants, ‘Behind the Photographer’ shot on the Quiet Landscapes photography retreat with Margaret Soraya and Paul Sanders, with an amazing photo by Andy Hollister who you can find on Instagram @a_holy_man of Stromness. ⁠ ⁠

Margaret sourced five really homely cottages for us, spread along the main street of Stromness. Close, but separate, so you have your space. Stromness is really peaceful and calm. And it boasts a pretty cool Northlink ferry with a Viking on the side!

What really struck me is that you see square spaces between each house and of each quay of the sea from the main road along the harbour, and that’s why I just love Andy’s abstract photo. I’ve no idea how he created it but it’s really unique.⁠ ⁠

Right now obviously Orkney is on lockdown to keep them safe, like everywhere else, so sadly no ferries for a while, but I’m so looking forward to going back one day.⁠ ⁠

If you’re thinking that you need some video, maybe if you’re making the transition to working from home, possibly permanently, please do get in touch. I’ve lost almost all my work this year and it’s a bit scary, as well as lonely. I specialise in helping others get their talents recognised, and I love creating and producing videos that showcase who they are and what they do. ⁠Maybe you have footage you’d like to do something with, and I can help edit it for you, please get in touch.⁠ ⁠

Margaret Soraya and Paul Sanders from Quiet Landscapes work really hard to create the perfect safe and nurturing environment for people to take stock and reflect on what direction they want to take their creativity in.⁠ ⁠

Andy Holliman's abstract photo of Stromness Harbour

For more information about Margaret Soraya’s photography retreats, go to www.quietlandscapes.co.uk

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