Tuesday, 11 December 2018

time to stop and look

11th December 2018, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

A quick dog walk along the beach before a guided walk at Bamburgh this morning...


Monday, 10 December 2018

the world goes by

10th December 2018, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

Daisy was up early with crumbly tummy but she was sprightly enough when she spotted her sisters from her favourite viewpoint up by the castle.



After sunrise we wandered along the beach watching the world go by as usual







Sunday, 9 December 2018

watching and waiting

9th December 2018, Embleton Bay, 8am

All sorts of activities on the beach predawn this morning...


 A bunch of photographers stood in the grey light under heavy clouds and hoped for the best


We headed off towards the north and eventually the clouds wandered off over the sea leaving a bonny morning behind them.  I hope the photographers were patient enough to wait for their shot.



9th Dec 2018, Newton Point, 3pm

The sun was setting beautifully behind us as we walked to the shore.


Once we got there the waves were spectacular.  If we'd been here an hour earlier there would have been nice light on the waves but this is how I saw them.



Saturday, 8 December 2018

easy inspiration

8th December 2018, Embelton Bay, 7:30am

As I drove down to the beach I could see small grey clouds sitting above a clear horizon.  I have seen a lot of sunrises and I thought the sun might just light these up with colour before sunrise.

So, I was already inspired to wander around the beach and see what happened.



Still well before sunrise but the grey clouds started to take on colour from beyond the horizon.







Friday, 7 December 2018

peaceful palette

7th Dec 2018, Embleton bay, 8am

The colours were muted today.
None of your ostentatious sunrise oranges and reds.
A peaceful palette of pastel blues and beige.




Wednesday, 5 December 2018

it's all in the head

5th December 2018, Embleton Bay, 8am

A very grey morning with flat light and a gentle drizzle in the air. Still, if your aim is to capture the essence of the day then there is always something to photograph if you allow yourself to see.

It took me nearly an hour of wandering up the beach and down the dunes before the atmosphere of the day seeped into my mind and I started to see photographs in the nature around me. Strangely even the calling of the curlews contributed to this photograph.




Monday, 3 December 2018

venus and moon

3rd December 2018, Home - Dunstanburgh, 7:30am

As soon as I walked out the door I was struck by the crescent moon with a planet hanging beneath it.

Turns out to be Venus (according to Jodrell Bank's website)

I took this shot in the near dark at home


 ...and this one half way to Embleton


 Down by the golf course the view was enhanced by including the sunrise colours.






a flypast of geese