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Hut Of The Shadows

Dawn, North Uist, Hebrides, Scotland.

The "Hut Of The Shadows" looks like an ancient stone tumulus of small proportions. What on earth was it used for? A temple to the elusive wild haggis perhaps?

It is actually a camera obscura by the land artist Chris Drury in 1997. The small square aperture you can see gives it away. You enter via a tight curved passageway into a small dark chamber. A lens and three mirrors projects a faint image of the Loch Nam Madadh seascape onto a large stone. You have to let your eyes adjust. The image is quite soft, but clearly recognisable.

The hut is located a Sponish, 20 minutes walk north of the port of Lochmaddy. Can you spot the Isle of Skye ferry in the distance?

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Hut Of The Shadows
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© 2016, Adam West, All Rights Reserved
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Landscapes, Seascapes, Scotland - Outer Hebrides
Dawn, North Uist, Hebrides, Scotland. <br />
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The "Hut Of The Shadows" looks like an ancient stone tumulus of small proportions. What on earth was it used for? A temple to the elusive wild haggis perhaps? <br />
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It is actually a camera obscura by the land artist Chris Drury in 1997. The small square aperture you can see gives it away. You enter via a tight curved passageway into a small dark chamber. A lens and three mirrors projects a faint image of the Loch Nam Madadh seascape onto a large stone. You have to let your eyes adjust. The image is quite soft, but clearly recognisable. <br />
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The hut is located a Sponish, 20 minutes walk north of the port of Lochmaddy. Can you spot the Isle of Skye ferry in the distance?