Tuesday, 1 December 2020


 1st December 2020, Buston, 7:30am

There was a proper nip in the air this morning.  Lovely!

Sometimes all you need to do is point and shoot after nature has laid on a beautiful sunrise for you. 

There is a bit more to this shot: After seeing the shot I wanted in my head, I walked right down to the edge of the sea so the frame was filled with the patterned wet sand and I got down on my knees and framed the shot with a nice level horizon and a good mix of sky and foreground. Then I made sure there was enough depth of focus but still enough shutter speed for hand held shooting and that the exposure was nicely balanced in the histogram. The small aperture also gave me a wee starry sunburst which was a bonus. I shot in raw and tweaked the shadowy areas a little bit back home before cropping to a pleasing 'letterbox' aspect ratio. 



Friday, 27 November 2020

worth waiting for

 27th November 2020, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

There was no colour before or during sunrise just a lot of grey cloud but nearly an hour later some beautiful light broke through behind the castle.

nature's pastels

 25th November 2020, Howick, 3pm

A beautiful late afternoon walk.  Gorgeous colours as the light faded.

26th November 2020, Alnmouth, 4pm

All very calm and quiet - Almost eerily quiet with no wind and the sea like a lake.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

In good time

 24th November 2020, Buston, 7:30am

We wandered down the beach road a half hour before sunrise with plenty of colour already in the sky.

Up on Church Hill with 10 minutes to go...

...and down on the sand in time for the first sight of the sun.

Friday, 20 November 2020

safe here

20th November 2020, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

The only hint of sunrise colour this morning...

A very grey morning but the waves were very impressive. An awesome amount of power in them. I was chilly sitting on the dunes but I was glad to not be out there.


Thursday, 19 November 2020

do something different

 19th November 2020, Buston, 8am

Hunkered down in the grasses of the dunes this morning to try to keep out of the wind. I love to photograph the light on the grass with the sea in the background but I've done that quite a bit recently (like this one). 

I tried a couple of different things. A different angle from low down against the blue sky and using a slow shutter speed to try to capture the whipping movement of the grass in the stiff breeze. I like the idea of "do something different" to make a photograph a bit more interesting.

peeping through

 18th November 2020, Alnmouth, 7am

There was more brightness in the sky 20 minutes before sunrise than at the moment of sunrise itself. 

But then the sun briefly shone through a window in the clouds and sent an inviting looking path out across the sand

18th November 2020, Warkworth, 11am

A fantastic run up the beach but then a very windy run back down the beach!