Saturday 28 August 2021

early light

 28th August 2021, Newton Point, 7am

Up at 6am to be here for 7am but it was worth it for some peaceful early light.

Friday 27 August 2021

stone memories

 27th August 2021, Howick, 8am

The patterns found in sandstone derive from landscapes of the past. 

Sandy places of hundreds of millions of years ago. 

Sometimes you can imagine that the stones contain a memory of those long distant days 

Landscapes separated from us only by time. 

Do the pebbles show us how this place once looked? 

Dunes and hills and a dusty sunset sky?

Thursday 26 August 2021

some drizzle

 26th August 2021, Warkworth, 9am

It was a greyer day with a bit of drizzle but still beautiful.

25th August 2021, Longhorsley, 10am

Today's PhotoWalk too us around the old church in Longhorsley and the very atmospheric old graveyard.

Spider's web and graves - all very halloween for August!

24th August 2021, Warkworth, 4pm

Tuesday 17 August 2021


 17th August 2021, Newton Point, 8am

Which way today Daisy?

It was a grey morning but there was a sparkle of crystal in the breaking waves...

Monday 16 August 2021

lying around

 16th August 2021, Warkworth, 1pm

A nice run along the beach.  Plenty of sun but a lovely cool breeze

16th August 2021, Boulmer, 5pm

Daisy's walk waited until later in the day when it was a bit cooler.  She still felt the need to cool off by lying in the sea.  My old lurcher used to do this all the time but I've never seen Daisy do it.

Friday 13 August 2021

When the light's right

 13th August 2021, Low Newton, 8am

It was a grey morning with a calm sea.  It was a peaceful atmosphere with no drama.

As I walked along the path my attention was caught by this shapely fern dramatically backlit by the sun. 

I snapped one shot but then the cloud rolled in and the light changed completely. 

It's not a perfect composition but the sun never came back although I hung about for a while. 

The backlit frond is separated from the dark background much better and, to me, it makes for a simpler and therefore more striking image. 

Photography is all about the subject but interesting light makes a huge difference.

Wednesday 11 August 2021

nearly early enough

 11th August 2021, Embleton Bay, 6:30am

Sunrise is slowly creeping round but it was 5:33 this morning and I was still in bed.

By 6:30 the sun was well above the horizon but there was plenty of interesting light and even a bit of colour left in the sky.

Tuesday 10 August 2021

on reflection

10th August 2021,  Howick, 7am

One of the rock-cut swimming pools around the Howick shore reflecting the sky.

Me and Daisy wandered for a couple of hours this morning but only covered a mile or two. When you take your time, you see things and have time to properly look at them. Even on familiar ground, you see things you have never noticed before. If you want to you can make photographs from them. 

The way the gaps in the clouds let the light through with the brightness reflected on the calm sea. 

The circular growth patterns of the lichen on the rocks of the shore 

This mini arch in the sandstone eroded into an intricate tiny landscape perched high on the cliff.

10th August 2021, Alnmouth, 5pm

Daisy wasn't bothered about a walk so I cycled down to Alnmouth.  No rush hour hereabouts.

Monday 9 August 2021

bonny bloomin' heather

 9th August 2021, Rothbury, 10am

A leisurely Monday morning start then a walk among the beautiful heather moors above Rothbury

Thursday 5 August 2021

different walks for different dogs

 4th August 2021, Warkworth, 9:30am

Fun in the sun in the sea.   Just the spaniels and Lucy for a long walk this morning

4th August 2021, Warkworth, 4pm

Just me and Daisy this time for a walk at her pace.

I love the message in this burnt paper...

A pictolith (sandstone with an imagined landscape in the structure)