Wednesday, 16 January 2019

a new angle

16th Jan 2019, Bamburgh, 11am

A wander around Bamburgh Castle on a PhotoWalk today.

With such a distinctive landmark it's a challenge to find a new angle.

The old familiar angle from the car park isn't bad though...

new ground

15th January 2019, Seahouses, 3pm

Not far from where I live but only the second time I've walked on this beach as it's often quite busy.

Not busy today.  We walked up and down and explored the cliffs and WW2 remains as the colours changed in the sky.

Monday, 14 January 2019

grey to gold

14th Jan 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

At 8am it was all very grey from sea to sky and I didn't anticipate much of a sunrise.

By half past some colour had appeared at the edge of the clouds

...and a few minutes later the beach was bathed in golden light

This little wooden boat sits in the window of one of the bungalows and it seemed to be afloat in the reflected sea.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

windy morning

13th January 2019, Embleton Bay, 8:30am

The wind was the thing this morning. It brought beautiful waves lit by the sunrise for me and  big surf for the surfers.

On a smaller scale it carved pedestals for the seashells but the sand was flying too close to the camera for comfort!

Saturday, 12 January 2019


12th January 2019, Budle Bay, 14:30

A busy Saturday and we headed N of Bamburgh to Budle Bay as the sun sank and threw its golden light out over the windy landscape.

I had no expectations of what photographs I would get - or if I would find any, but I always hope there will be something unexpected that catches my eye.

We walked past the happy but tired windsurfers and up to the WW2 coastal battery which framed the view nicely.

The view NE to Lindisfarne framed from the window of Budle bay coastal battery - This was the site of a WW2 heavy artillery gun. (I believe it was a 25 pdr if you're asking!)

just in time

12th January 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

The earliness of sunrise nearly caught me out this morning but I got there in the nick of time to snap this shot. All this colour was a good 15 minutes before the sun rose and by 8:29 most colour had faded and we never saw the sun for cloud.  There was an early bird photographer already set up with his tripod welly-deep in the stream...

Further up the beach a flock of curlews were roosting by the edge of the water.

Disturbed by our approach they took to the wing and flew along the horizon calling melodically before settling behind us.

Half an hour later and the colour had drained from the sky. The grey clouds were thin & high and weaved a delicate tapestry of patterns across the morning.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

hanging out

10th Jan 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

It was quiet on the beach so we hung about for a while.

between the clouds

9th Jan 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

Showery clouds out of the North this morning. Stinging rain but only in short bursts.

The sun put in a show where it could get a look in.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

waiting room

8th January 2019, Dunstanburgh, 8am

As I walked down past the castle it was all grey but I could see that the sun would eventually rise - a bit later than advertised - from above the grey cloud.

I found a spot sheltered from the N wind and waited while Daisy watched the world go by at my side.

The waves were breaking with spectacular crests and flying spray but under the pre-dawn grey light they weren't going to make much of a photograph.

I thought if I waited long enough it might just work out.

Sometimes nature rewards the patient watcher...

I started to get too cold and reckoned I probably had a couple of OK photos so we headed up past the castle and looked for some different angles.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Look and see

7th January 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

The sky was grey and the light was cold and blue.
No colourful sunrise this morning.
Instead I looked for patterns and textures on the beach
And looked to the dramatic clouds above the castle.
There's always something to photograph if you take the time to see.

Daisy dug a hole but didn't reach her usual depths...

Sunday, 6 January 2019

another day, another year

6th January 2019, Embleton Bay

We started up the dunes...

...before dropping down onto the sand.

Further north we wandered through the bungalows and I was intrigued by the double reflection of the castle from the double glazed window with nautical curtains in the background - to looks like an old school film-based double exposure.