Wednesday, 15 August 2018

middle of the day

15th August 2018, Embleton Bay, 10:30am

It's not always easy to find photographs in the middle of the day.

The sun is high in the sky rather than rising from the sea and the beach is a recreational area rather than a place of peace and nature.

Still that is the challenge of photography and today's PhotoWalk was with a nice group (including some younger photographers which is always good) and after talking about photography for an hour or so the photographs start to appear even if the light is more blue than golden.

15th August 2018, Newton Point, 4pm

Later and time is my own so I played with some stones and seaglass while Daisy watched the view.

Then we noticed the coming rain clouds and headed for home as the sun was swallowed up.

Monday, 13 August 2018

rainy day blues

13th August 2018, Dunstanburgh, 8am

At my show last Thursday someone asked me if I could find photographs in the landscape when it’s grey and wet and uninspiring? (Something they struggled with). Well I like a challenge and today has suitable weather... There’s always something if you take the time to see.

13th August 2018, Howick Shore, 10am

A very interesting morning. I met this lovely couple from Portland, Oregon cycling up the East coast of Britain on their awesome semi-recumbent tandem. We rode along chatting for a while and everything in the world was just fine.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

on the road

9th August 2018, Embleton Bay, 8am

Though dawn chased the shadows from the land
They return in the heat of the day
Will I find somewhere shady to stand
Or let in the sunlight to play?

9th August 2018, Embleton Bay, 8am

It's really too hot to run by mid-morning just now so I took the bike and a flask with my morning coffee and headed 12Km down Route 1 to Howick Bay.  Past ripening wheat and barley and along quiet roads and farm tracks to sit on the rocks and watch the sea for a while.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Busy Beach

8th August 2018, Embleton Bay, 10am

A very enjoyable PhotoWalk with an enthusiastic couple today.  The beach was quite busy and normally my photos show it empty so these shots are a bit different.

After Dinner

7th August 2018, Beadnell Bay, 7pm

It's very rare for us to venture out after tea.  We should do it more often.

Monday, 6 August 2018

trails and tails

6th August 2018, Embleton Bay, 7am

Up a bit earlier than normal to walk Daisy before a family photoshoot later in the morning.

hanging out

5th August 2018, Howick, 5pm

A lovely sunny Sunday evening with time to kill so we hung about the wee beach at Howick for a while.

I left my little stone/driftwood boat for someone else to find.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

on reflection

4th August 2018, Embleton Bay, 8am

A calm morning of little wind and the sea like a lake.  From here it could be any time of year but just round the corner the beach has been taken over by the summer visitors with boats, and boards strewn along the dunes and even a beach volleyball court set up across the sand.  It's a very different place when the visitors come.

Friday pint

3rd August 2018, Newton Point, 5pm

A blue kind of afternoon (but in a good way)

Daisy led the way along towards the Ship Inn for a post-dogwalk Friday pint.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

it's the same view but everything's different

2nd August 2018, Dunstanburgh, 8am

I don't vary my walks very much and I rely on the cycles of time, tide, weather and seasons to bring me different views from the same location.  So I stand in the same place but I see something new each time.

2nd August 2018, Lordenshaws, 11am

I've not been to these cup and ring marks before but they are spoken of with great admiration.  They are in a stunning location close to Rothbury but in my opinion they're not the best in the county.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

rumble, rumble

1st August 2018, Embleton Bay, 6am

Up early with a rumbly tummy dog who just wanted to eat grass.

The sunrise is getting closer...