Monday, 17 June 2019

home again

17th June 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

Coming back to this beach is like being home.

On a morning like this with changing, dramatic clouds and sunny patches sweeping along the beach it was a glorious place to be for a couple of hours.

Friday, 14 June 2019

after the rain

14th June 2019, Budle Bay, 7am

After a few days of cold rain it was nice to be back out and dry

Sometimes it takes a while to ‘find’ the photograph in the landscape. Sometimes you need to slow right down and give yourself time to absorb the atmosphere of that day. The wind, the temperature, the light. How does the day feel? Sometimes it needs a different angle to see the photograph. This morning I was lying flat on the sand with my eyes shut listening to the noise of the sea. When I opened my eyes the high summer clouds had formed into a swirl of pattern that lasted just a few moments...

Daisy came to see what the fuss was about...

stamping ground

11th June 2019, Newton Point, 4pm

Since moving house I'm further away from my old stamping grounds but not so far that I can't come back from time to time.

The flower meadow on Newton Point is having a good year.

Friday, 7 June 2019

funny waves

7th June 2019, Budle Bay, 6:30am

Down past the wildflowers again and onto the beach.

Daisy had a good run about and then she lay down and I sat and we both watched the world go by for a while.

At the mouth of Budle Bay there were waves coming in from the East but also waves coming in at right angles from the North.  They crashed and twisted around each other petulantly where they met making a band of turbulent white water with calm water to the east and west.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Farnes 2019

5th June 2019, Farne islands, 2pm

I come out to the Farnes at least once a year and they never disappoint.

These well travelled fish boxes were on the pier at Seahouses.

A bridled guillemot (2nd from right)  in among the others here...

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

new ground

4th June 2019, Budle Bay, 6:30am

With a whole new coast to explore i keep coming back to this wee perch high above Budle Bay with fine view over to Holy Island

The wildflower meadow we pass on the way to the beach

3rd June 2019, Ross Sands, 4pm

A remote and wonderful beach but so much wildlife it's not a place for Daisy to run freely.

She was happy just chilling on the sand watching the seals out in the water.

Saturday, 1 June 2019


1st June, Budle Bay, 6:30am

May ended wet,  June has started beautifully

Almost a great picture!

Friday, 31 May 2019

a rainy day

31st May 2019, Budle Bay, 6:30am

It was very miserable yesterday.
It rained all day.
Today there is a soft rain.
The kind of rain I love
When you know that the sun is still shining
And you have the right person
To hold your umbrella

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

sitting, watching

28th May 2019, Bamburgh, 7am

The photographer sits
Hidden round the corner
From the friendly dogs
And chatty owners
Eyes wide open
Lens in hand
Waiting for the perfect wave
And the perfect light
It may never come
But then again
It just might...

Clouds creep over the Farnes holding a promise of a damp morning ahead...

Sunday, 26 May 2019

temporary waterfall

25th May 2019, White Stag Rock, 7am

It was high tide and big waves were crashing over the rocks behind whits stag rock.

The water then poured down in a beautiful waterfall.

Inner Farne in beautiful light...

A new start

24th May 2019, Bamburgh, 7am

A new era in a new home so we're on a different beach but the same old feet and paws

 An extraordinary field of campion at Bamburgh. This is planted for wildlife preservation so it’s not a good idea to wade into it for a photo. (This one is from the path right at the top)

24th May 2019, Newton Point, 5pm

We were joined by sister Bessie

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

early chilling

21st May 2019, Embleton Bay, 6am

Nice and early up and out this morning.

It was very quiet and we just chilled for a bit (although Daisy had a bit run through the waves).