We recently went to explore a section of the Coquet we’d seen on the map but not visited before. It was a typical July day of high humidity and summer clouds. Lovely views down to the river and across to Holystone and Sharperton with Agrimony in swaths on the river bank.
Wandering down a track we hadn’t explored before we came on this dead tree. I’ve become quite obsessed with it.
The sunlight was catching these stones set in the river bed, the water sparkling.
The Alnwick Garden was created by the Duchess of Northumberland, on land adjacent to Alnwick Castle. The land was originally a garden but had been undeveloped for many years. It now has the largest collection of European plants in the UK and the largest Japanese cherry orchard in the world consisting of 329 trees. In one of the … Continue reading Barbara Hepworth – “Ascending Form (1958)” in The Alnwick Garden
At this time of year the local farmers are cutting and baling "haylage" for winter fodder. It can be a chancy business if the weather breaks before it's been baled. The dark storm clouds on these photos luckily came to nothing. (Fujifilm X-T20 | Fujinon 35mm f2)
This grand station was opened by Queen Victoria in 1850. The station was designed by the architect John Dobson and built at the joint expense of the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway (N&C) and George Hudson's Newcastle & Darlington Junction and Newcastle & Berwick Railways. It replaced three earlier stations: the temporary termini of the Carlisle … Continue reading Around Newcastle central station
I’m doing a photography course at the moment and last week we visited the excellent Barter Books in Alnwick. Housed in part of the old railway station it holds thousands of second hand books and is an ideal destination for books and photography.
I was playing around with a vintage lens and got some interesting shots of a birch tree in the wind. All processed in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro. (Panasonic Lumix G80, Helios 44-2 58mm)