Northumberland Coast


Link Posted 14/01/2020 - 19:41
Just seen these Bill. As always some stunning photography from you which captures the magic of England's most northerly county and also, arguably, its most appealing. But then I'm biased, I was born in Newcastle where I spent much of my working life.


Link Posted 14/01/2020 - 20:44
Fine landscapes as usual, Bill, in a rather eclectic set here. I particularly appreciate the colours and textures of 1, ice-like, almost polar-feeling (there's an echo of this in 11). The spreading out of the water in a circular pattern catches the eye in 2, with the somewhat incongruous white stag looking on. 3 seems to play on asymmetry, with the sinewing path to the castle contradicting the vanishing point between the rocks to the left. 8 is dark and stark, a brooding invitation. And many imaginings appear in the abstractness of 16. My favourites, however: 9, 12-15, 17 and 18, all very subtle in composition, texture and colour, closer to the more 'meditative' side of your photography which I really admire (along with your adventurous ICM images - which are often quite trance-inducing themselves).

vic cross

Link Posted 15/01/2020 - 09:56
Morning Bill. Yes they raced motorbikes on the sand at Budle Bay back in the 50's. They set out a track approx 1/2 mile long (1 mile) circuit. and raced round and round it almost the same as speedway. No I don't ride any more. I had to give up my motorbike last year due to age (81) and health reasons.
Hi David. I too was born in Newcastle when the maternity hospital was on City Rd. I lived the first 7 yrs. in Lemington on Tyne then moved to South Shields. I spent many happy days hiking cycling YHAing camping and motorcycling all over the north east and north west (Lake District) I moved to Kettering in 1969 for work and have been here ever since. I wasn't into photography in those days so no photographic memories just all in my head.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.


Link Posted 15/01/2020 - 10:25
Very Nice. Are the Durham Dales up next
Too Old To Die Young


Link Posted 15/01/2020 - 21:30
Thanks David, Serge, Vic and Barrie... much appreciated, as ever...

Serge, thanks for thoughts re the series... yes, well spotted re 1 and 11... different states, times and tides of the same sunrise... know what you mean too re the more "meditative" shots... the kind of a thing that starts to happen after you've been out for a while and you start to get properly in the zone... less "of" and more "about" if you see what I mean...

Vic, thanks so much for the additional info... I had absolutely no idea about that... fascinating stuff... can imagine it too... must have been quite a sight...

Barrie and David... yes, you were both mentioned in dispatches last night up at Stanhope PS (had a good natter with one of your co-members from Durham)... hope you're both keeping well... very much hope we can fix something for Durham PS for next year... fingers crossed...

Thanks again all and best

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