Monday, 18 January 2021


 18th January 2021, Warkworth, 2pm

Layers of grass and sand and sea and sky

Sunday, 17 January 2021

short but beautiful

 17th January 2021, Rothbury, 9am

wandering in a winter wonderland

January can bring short days of intensely beautiful light. 

If it was 10am in the summer the light would be bright - but flat, blue and boring.

twilight beckons

 16th January 2021, 

A late afternoon wander as the blue faded to twilight.

taking my time

 15th January 2021, Buston, 8am

We hung about on the beach until the sun came up then headed over the dunes to the frozen shadows.

I wandered happily through the frozen ferns for a while to find the right fronds. One of these is backlit, the other one lit by the sun. 

Further along I found the wooden post with frosty nails. The right angle took a while to find. 

Then my path led me through various icy puddles until I found an interesting pattern. Then it was just a case of finding the right composition of patterns and pebbles. 

Some days you just can't rush things.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

be early

 13th January 2021, Warkworth, 8am

Often the best skies are well before sunrise when the hidden sun shines up onto the clouds from below the horizon and the birds are still at rest on the shining sand.


Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Sorry for the delay

 12th January 2021, Buston, 8am

Sunrise was delayed by a few minutes by the cloud on the horizon.

Many things go into photography. Patience and not caring about cold fingers definitely went into this one. 

Also important is being selective.  The waves are so different with every passing moment. This photo is one of 14 images. No-one needs (or wants) to see the 13 images that aren't as good.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

mixed walking

 10th Jan 2021, Rothbury, 9am

A mixture of ice, snow, slush and frozen mud.  Hard going but a gorgeous walk

I'm not sure what this little plant is on the edge of the peat bog.