Sunday 31 December 2023

interpreting a legend

 31st December 2023, Rothbury, 9am

We had a trip to the wonderful Biscuit Factory art gallery yesterday. 

Seeing the work of many artists displayed there is always inspiring. The way that some artists interpret a landscape or other facet of nature fascinates me. How to do that with photography is a challenge. 

Then I read this quote today in an obituary of legendary photographer Elliott Erwitt: 

“Colour is descriptive. Black and White is interpretive.” …and I know exactly what he means.

A 2023 montage:

Saturday 30 December 2023

everyday art

 30th December 2023, Warkworth, 9am

Every day the patterns on the beach are redrawn by the tides and another piece of art is created for a few hours.

Wednesday 27 December 2023

freezingly bright

 26th December 2023, Warkworth, 9am

After a very wet Christmas Day it was lovely to have a freezingly bright Boxing Day wander up the beach 

Sunday 24 December 2023

other things

 24th December 2023, Warkworth, 8am

No sunrise this morning so I turned the camera to other things...

Friday 22 December 2023

solstice running

 22nd December 2023, Morpeth, 3pm

As I ran back along the river I had to divert down to the riverbank to get a proper view of the sunset.

Tuesday 19 December 2023

morning and afternoon

 19th Dec 23, Bamburgh, 9am

A huge bank of cloud with a sharply defined edge dominated the sky to the south.

19th Dec 23, Bamburgh, 3:30pm

A pleasing sunset from the castle gates over towards Cheviot and Hedgehope.

Curious bright clouds well after sunset.  I thought these might be noctilucent clouds but they're a summer phenomenon apparently.   They're clearly high altitude ice clouds of some sort.

canny clouds

 17th Dec 23, Warkworth, 8:30am

Just in time to catch a beautiful sunrise illuminating some great clouds.

Friday 15 December 2023

'up north'

 15th Dec 23, Alnmouth, 8:30am

Just in time for a quick check of sunrise before heading further north for today's photo training.

15th Dec 23, Embleton Bay, 10am

Quite grey later in the morning - ideal for monochrome...

Monday 11 December 2023

not been

 11th December 2023, Low Hauxley, 9am

Not been up and about for sunrise for a while

Not been here for a while.

river running

 10th December 2023, Morpeth, 9am

A muddy run by the river.

Saturday 2 December 2023


 2nd December 2023, Warkworth, 9am

The first photos could be any season, the second one is definitely winter...

Friday 1 December 2023

fascinating changeability

 1st December 2023, Warkworth, 8am

I waited in the car until the snow stopped and the shower headed off to the north.

Fossils in the sandstone.  I'm told they are Stigmaria, the roots of giant lycopods (nearest modern relatives are club mosses, but these ancient plants were massive at 30m plus)