Friday, 21 February 2020


21st Feb 2020, nr Alnwick, 8am

Away from the beach and down to the woods to get out of the incessant wind.

It was good to explore and I managed to find my way to the old railway viaduct.

long shadows, longdog

20th Feb 2020, Alnmouth, 4pm

Long shadows of the late afternoon sun

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

the advantage of distance

18th Feb 2020, Shilbottle, 7:30am

We saw sunrise from the filed over a distant sea and through a (fortunately) distant shower.

sunset walkies

17th Feb 2020, Alnmouth, 5pm

Beautiful sunset light for a walk with the gang on a very chilly beach

Friday, 14 February 2020

too fast

14th Feb 2020, Embleton Bay, 8am

The sunrise colours I saw from my bedroom window had faded by the time we got to the beach.

The light was still beautiful and the patterns in the sky were intricately woven.

Twelve Whooper swans on Newton Pool.  On their way to Iceland to breed.

Daisy was full of energy but was running too fast for the ball to keep up with her!

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

moss and snow

12th Feb 2020, Shilbottle, 7:30am

The car was too frozen to bother with and I knew the beach road would be icy so we went local and saw sunrise over the frosty fields.  The sun still rose out of the sea - right behind Coquet Island.

Sometimes you see a photograph as you pass by and you are lucky enough to have the time to consider how to make a photograph from the scene you've observed.

This morning I came home from the dog walk and happened to notice these tiny mosses in amongst last night's snow on my garden wall. They had their spore capsules held aloft with water drops here and there among them.

I popped into the house for a camera with suitable macro lens (which was just my trusty old Canon G15 compact camera if you're asking!) and headed back into the garden to see what I could photograph.

I was out there for quite a while. You can get lost in photography sometimes. It can be a very mindful process when there are no distractions or time limits.

12th Feb 2020, Rothbury, 4pm

Fun in the snow...

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

snowy castle

11th Feb 2020, Bamburgh, 8am

A quick walk with Daisy braving the whipping sand

There was blue sky and a freezing wind and the odd snowy shower that obliterated the castle...