Thursday, 23 January 2020

sunset calm

23rd Jan 2020, Alnmouth, 4pm

A very calm scene down by the Aln estuary as the sun set.

A few minutes later back on the beach and there was a beautiful light looking northeast as the sun set in the southwest behind me.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

back in the saddle

22nd Jan 2020, Todburn, 9am

I don't ride myself but I can see the attraction of hacking out on a bonny morning like this...

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

on the move

21st Jan 2020, Embleton Bay, 8am

As we drove up the road the sky was already full of colour and it seemed to be fading already even half an hour before sunrise.

When I was younger, I remember reading that a prize asset for a photographer was patience. Famous names described how they would stand for hours waiting for the light to change or the clouds to move. I have no patience (neither does the dog) so we keep moving. Now I prefer to come home with a set of images exploring different aspects of a location at a given time and I enjoy seeking the variety that can be found in a walk rather than the static approach. Whatever you read about photography in learned tomes, you should always seek to find your own way. This morning’s sunrise from a few different perspectives...

Monday, 20 January 2020

early is best

20th Jan 2020, Alnmouth, 8am

Nice and early onto the beach to catch the best part of this morning's sunrise which was the half light of pre-dawn.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

this time of year

19th Jan 2020, Howick, 1pm

Every year, it's lovely to see snowdrops in January

19th Jan 2020, Embleton Bay, 2pm

A great walk up from Craster...

Friday, 17 January 2020

shy sunrise

17th Jan 2020, Embleton Bay, 8am

I stood here for a while
But sunrise stood me up.

Geared up and lined up
All along the coast
Disappointed photographers
Are robbed of their moment of glory.

They shrug their shoulders and trudge home
There’s always tomorrow...

Tuesday, 14 January 2020


14th Jan 2020, Bamburgh, 9am

A quick walk with Daisy before today's guided walk with HPB guests.

Daisy stood and looked at the sand for a moment then took off for some exuberant zoomies (briefly)