Friday, 30 September 2016

a different view?

30th September 2016, Beadnell Bay, 7am

Same time same place as yesterday so I tried to get different shots of the sunrise.



Very soon the vibrant light fades...


So I tried to get Daisy to pose but she was having none of it...







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Thursday, 29 September 2016

breezy and bright

29th September 2016, Beadnell Bay, 7am

Just in time for sunrise again and the beach was huge and empty so Daisy had a good old run around...



29th September 2016, Embleton Bay, 10am

The wind picked up to a fair old lick but the bright and breezy weather made the waves look very bonny...






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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

harbour wanderings

27th September 2016, 10am

Around Seahouses harbour on a sunny morning PhotoWalk




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Monday, 26 September 2016

Golden Half Hours

26th September 2016, Dunstanburgh Castle, 6:30 am

In my mind 'dawn' is the half hour leading up to 'sunrise'. They are two separate things. Often the colours are best during dawn when the darkness fades and the sky changes every few minutes. Just a few minutes after the sun rises the light very quickly loses its warmth and the blue light of day takes over. Hence the "Golden Hour" is half an hour either side of sunrise not an hour after sunrise.

Here's a sequence showing the colour changes this morning. The last 2 are 15 mins before and 15 mins after sunrise.






Daisy's favourite spot is the 13th tee as she loves to roll and scratch on the square patch of astroturf (no grass is damaged!) and she loves the expansive views over the course and the fields. Same for me (not the scratching obvs - I just like the view)





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Saturday, 24 September 2016

just in time

24th September 2016, Beadnell Bay, 7am

Just in time for sunrise and a nice big empty beach for us to play on.






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Friday, 23 September 2016

companions

23rd September 2016, Embleton Bay, 7am

Companions - two different kinds.

Me and Daisy left paw prints and footprints as we strolled up the beach



This couple seem very contented with their morning view.


23rd September 2016, Newton Point, 5pm

As we strolled around Newton Point Daisy took off in the direction of The Ship Inn.  I had to give chase and by the time I got there I was very thirsty.  Fortunately they sell beer.

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.





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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Me, Daisy & 1000 raindrops

22nd September 2016, Dunstanburgh, 8am

I love getting a walk to myself but this a lonely corner at this time of year. The kittiwakes, fulmar and guillemots have gone from the headland and the empty windows of the castle tower tell tales of a much busier time. Even the sheep are elsewhere. Today it's just me, Daisy and a thousand raindrops.



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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

worth waiting

21st September 2016, Embleton Bay, 6:55am

I'd resigned myself to there being not much of a sunrise this morning due to a bank of thick cloud at the Eastern horizon.

This is 6:55 when the sun was due to rise.


It's always worth hanging about to see what develops though. Suddenly the sun found a gap in the clouds and lit up all the herring bone clouds higher in the sky.



5 minutes later all was grey again.

21st September 2016, at home 6pm

This is Daisy's 'play with me and stop taking photos' face

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

each morning we are born again

20th September 2016, Christon Bank, 6:30am

We had a short walk down to the woods in time for sunrise.

Everyone should get out to see the sunrise now and again. It puts things in perspective.

"Each morning we are born again, what we do today is what matters the most" Buddha



20th September 2016, Embleton Bay, 8am

Out for a second walk we went to the top of the big dune to look at the lay of the land.  It was quite quiet so once everyone was up one end of the Bay we dropped down to the other and had some off-lead fun before we headed back.


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20th September 2016, Newton Point, 4pm

Out for a third walk. Northumberland is a place with many beautiful places to sit and wile away the hours...or you can sit at the side of the road in a row of parked cars!



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Monday, 19 September 2016

worth the drive

19th September 2016, Howick shore, 8am

A new week and a new beach for a change.  It's a bit further to drive but it's one of my favourite places for a walk.  We managed to waste 2 hours dotting about.


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Saturday, 17 September 2016

midnight seal

17th September 2016, Beadnell Bay, 6:30 am

Just in time to catch the sunrise behind the dunes.


Long Nanny from the bridge


Back down the beach with the morning sun bright on the huge sands.  It's spring tides with the full moon and we were here at low tide.


Daisy following my footsteps



We found these tracks of a young seal midway up the beach.  It must have been here when the tide was at this point so that must have been in the middle of the night.  brightly lit by the full moon though.  It obviously wandered around in and out of the waves for a while then flapped back down into the dropping tide and swam off.




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