Sunset Walkies (available on Redbubble)
During the summer I was out taking sunset shots just north of Bamburgh in Northumberland, naturally I had my two dogs with me. I mean how could I go walking on a beach without them? As you’d imagine they tend to run about and frequently get in shot (or muck up the sand before I can get a shot, or shake themselves dry all over me and the camera, or knock me flying by running into me – remind me why I take them again?), normally I just ditch those shots but this one caught my eye.
I’m not 100% certain but I think that is Pebbles mooching into shot and I really love the blurred form with it’s reflection. In particular how her legs and the reflections form a sideways heart.
Remember that beach I blogged about the other day? Well I took the dogs back for an afternoon run.
Recently I have needed to revisit the North East of England, back to the area where I grow up. Anyone from here will be the first to admit that it’s not really a tourist destination, or a common photographic one. The area has a strong industrial past which is still very much evident in the landscape. That said I have wonderful memories of growing up playing on the beaches and exploring the local woods and denes.
This particular beach is between Horden and Blackhall by the mouth of Castle Eden Dene. Unable to sleep I’d gone out for a morning wander through the dene to the sea. It wasn’t great photography weather but as I set up on the beach, I didn’t really care. I was out in the fresh air, listening to the sound of the waves and playing chicken with them just as I had as a child. Sometimes photography is about ‘getting the shot’, but this particular time it was more about having fun with the waves.
Well after much pondering on the subject I came to the conclusion that it was best to split my existing blog into two. One for the crafting which will stay on the old site and start a new one for my photography. What better way to get the ball rolling than to post a photo of my pretty little girl Pebbles.
This was take recently on a horribly over cast day early in the morning just after dawn. The dogs love going for early morning shoots at this beach as they can run about and enjoy themselves. We were down at the base of the sea defences but despite the splashes of water it was only an inch or so deep. So myself and dogs were in no danger. Of course it’s hard to tell that from this shot so it looks a lot more dramatic than it really was.
I’m aiming to update this new site regularly and get it all nicely linked into my portfolio over on smugmug. The wonderful people there are busy setting up printing facilities here in Europe. I’ve been considering offering certain images for sale as prints through them for a while but was always put off by the labs being in the USA. Now that there will be a European one on board I feel the time is right to go ahead and set this all up. I’ll keep you updated but image it should be all up and running by early April.