Your #visualsymphony: Brandon Turner, The Isle of Skye

One of the most rewarding parts of what we do at Saw & Mitre is getting to view and hold other’s photographs.  Getting a small glimpse into their lives, their travels, and their adventures is something that we hold dearly and inspires us in our own art.  I’m excited today to share a unique photograph that came through the workshop recently.  

Photographer:  Brandon Turner, Columbia, South Carolina

Date:  May, 11 2014

Location:  Cill Chrisod (Christ’s Church), Isle of Skye, Scotland

Camera:  Nikon 1V3

Tell us a little bit about the photograph...

“This was our first trip to Scotland and we traveled with another couple also on their first trip to Scotland.  We came across the sheep in the graveyard at the church and couldn’t resist stopping to investigate further.   

We love the photo because of the sheep (which are everywhere on the Isle of Skye), the green of the grass and the blue of the mountains in the background.  We think this photo really shows the rural ruggedness of the northern Scottish countryside, but a softer side at the same time.  Our family members and friends who have seen a few of Brandon’s photos from Scotland are always drawn to this one.”   

Where do you plan to display your photograph?

“We plan to hang the photo you printed and framed at home.  We have other framed photos that Brandon has taken but they are not as nicely done as the one we will receive on Thursday! “

Any recommendations for others planning to go to the Isle of Skye?

“You can't go wrong on the Isle of Skye.   The island is absolutely gorgeous.   We stayed in Portree at Willowbank - a lovely older couple are the owners of the small bed and breakfast.  Check out the town of Uig, a small ferry terminal town on Skye.  The town was a nice place for a quick stop; the termination of our driving tour around the upper end of the island.”

As part of our “Print & Frame” service, Brandon’s 16” x 24” photograph was printed by the world renowned lab, Richard Photo Lab and framed in a handcrafted maple frame in black in our Virginia workshop.  Thanks to Brandon and Dana Turner for sharing their beautiful photograph and a little about their trip!

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