This was a little bit of a hike to get to - especially when you're carrying several kilograms of camera kit and props - but well worth it to capture the "Scottish" theme we were after. Brochs are unique to only a few places in Scotland, mainly concentrated in the northern islands (Orkney and Shetland) as well as the Hebrides out west. While we still don't fully understand their purpose, the most recognised and popular view is that they were for defensive purposes - which would make sense seeing as they're usually built in locations where you'd be able to see for miles around, usually close to the coast where ships would be passing. Culswick certainly fits this description, sitting high atop a hill with great views around the land and sea surrounding it. The Shetland amenity trust lists around 120 broch sites but the most popular are probably Clickimin and Mousa. Both are certainly worth a visit and I am fascinated by some of the stories surrounding them, including the Egil's Saga of shipwrecked lovers!
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Our best images deserve the best-quality paper, so for all of our framed and unframed prints we use award-winning Fotospeed Bright White Fine Art paper, loved by illustrators, painters and photographers alike. This paper is a 315gsm natural but bright white with a slightly textured etching surface and excellent colour gamut for colour photography – not your standard photo paper.
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Our prints are available in a choice of three frame finishes – oak, black and white, all featuring a white mount surrounding the image. Our frames have been chosen for their classic yet sleek design, and importantly they are solid wood rather than wood veneer or plastic. Each frame has a 2cm flat profile and is 2.95cm deep, and has wall hangings affixed to its reverse side. We aim to dispatch framed print orders within 10 days.
Our canvas prints feature white edge wrapping with a depth of 1.5” for a clean and contemporary feel, and are printed here in Shetland using high grade 340g artists' canvas with Epson Ultrachrome inks.
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