Last week I reached the end of an incredible journey - I took the last 6 images that completed my new landscape photography book of remote Britain.
watch some behind the scenes footage from the trip
Whenever I've visited the islands around Great Britain, I've learned to go with no preconceived expectations of how the photographs will turn out, but rather to allow the islands to speak for themselves, and hopefully capture their raw beauty in whatever weather is thrown at me - and I've had all kinds of weather thrown in my direction over the last 5 years!
This was once again true of the Isle of Barra - we had high winds, heavy rain and sunshine all within a couple of days and the challenge was to get to the locations that gave the best light at the right time, to ensure the photographs captured the island in a way I felt reflected it's feel at atmosphere.
These gloves, called the Storm Waterproof Gloves were the best gloves I've ever worn for a photo shoot. They were soft inside, warm and even worked on my camera's touch screen! Watch the behind the scenes footage above to see.
We had two full days on the island, which has a causeway which connects to another island, called Vatersay. The theme of both islands was a continuous collection of white sandy beaches and turquoise seas - it became impossible to choose which was our favourite of these seemingly tropical beaches - so we tried to get round them all!