New tree studies
Wandering down a track we hadn’t explored before we came on this dead tree. I’ve become quite obsessed with it.
Tile shed copse: Spring
It's been a strange spring here, wetter than last year but with warmer temperatures overall and very little frost. The copse has greened up since winter and is now looking verdant from all angles. The early blossom looked particularly good against the tile shed roof. And the gorse began to break out in the adjoining … Continue reading Tile shed copse: Spring
Along the Coquet
At this time of the year I’m always attracted to the sparse landscapes made by the trees stripped bare of their leaves. They are particularly suited to a black and white treatment and these were all taken along the banks of the Coquet river, just upstream of Rothbury. It was a very blustery day (thanks … Continue reading Along the Coquet
New 2019 photo project
Following on from 2018’s Tree Project, I’ll be starting a new project for 2019. This will be a little different as I will be following one local copse, the Tilesheds Plantation through the seasons, not monthly. Tilesheds Plantation is based around the only remaining building, the tile shed, of a Victorian brick and tile works … Continue reading New 2019 photo project
Wind in the birch tree
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)
Tree project: December
So we have finally reached the last month of the tree project. It's been fascinating to follow the changes throughout the year. It's been a fairly drab month weatherise with little frost and unlike last year, no snow. However there have been some interesting light and skies throughout the month to give interest to the … Continue reading Tree project: December
Tree project: November
November has been mostly a wet and blustery month and any remaining autumn colour was soon blown off the trees. However it has given us some great light and clouds as far as photography is concerned. This year so far, month by month.
Tree project: October
The oak took a long time to colour up into autumn shades and over the last couple of days high winds have blown most of the leaves off. Yesterday and today we have had hail and sleet so the weather is definitely turning towards winter. This year so far, month by month.
Tree project: September
September has brought storms and an early turning of the leaves on some trees. The swallows and martens have left the village announcing that autumn really is here. This year so far, month by month.