About this artwork

Although renowned for their portraits, Hill and Adamson also photographed landscapes. This tranquil image was taken in the Fife village of Burnside, where Robert Adamson grew up. The detailing in the image means that the photographers must have chosen a sheltered location and a calm day, as there is no movement of the water or foliage. After Adamson’s death in 1848, Hill said that this image possessed “to me more than ordinary interest”, as “the youthful haunt of my amiable friend”.

see media

David Octavius Hill

David Octavius Hill