Kintra Farm Isle of Islay
For our first free set of wallpapers we thought it would be good to have an image that reminds us of this summer, even if it is currently grey and bucketing with rain out side, and not like summer at all. We were fortunate enough to be staying on a converted barn at Kintra Farm on the Isle of Isaly recently, which covered the period of the Jubilee bank holiday celebrations.
The farm where we were staying is visible at the top of the image.
Islay Beach from Kintra Farm
On the Monday the weather was fantastic and we had been for a long and enjoyable walk along the beach – miles and miles of sand, sea and very few people.
The evening remained fine and the sky lit up with the most fantastic sunset. We were half watching the sunset and half watching the Jubilee concert on TV when a massive ball of fire erupted on top of the hill across the bay.
Islay Jubilee Beacon
The people lighting the beacon must have added large amounts of fire lighter as the flames initially must have been 10-20 metres high. Even though it was a good few miles away I managed to get several good shots of it, using the 500mm telephoto lens.
Islay sunset with beacon on left
The beacon continued to burn for some time, but the flames were no real competition for natures show, that just covered the whole horizon
The beacon can be seen on the left hand side of the picture, with the smoke going up into the sky.
July 2012 wallpaper
Out of the selection of pictures we had taken of the beacon and the sunset, we have chose this as the final one for the wallpaper.
We are offering two versions of this - one with a months calendar on it and one without, in varying different sizes. More details can be found on the fullersfolio freebie page and we hope you like them.
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