On first impressions this might not seem like a night time scene, but that is because of the technique used to capture the photo. Mark and I were staying a short walk down the beach at Alnmouth up in Northumberland and nearly every night we came back to photograph the boats. This was taken with my Sigma 10-20mm super wide-angle lens. I used my Nikon flash gun (hand held) to add more light to the boat (hence the shadow behind the rope) and the camera was obviously set to a very long exposure time. This is almost certainly one of my favourite boat photographs.
Old ruins like the above really interest me from a photographic point of view, this arch in particular. How it is still standing must be some sort of miracle or act of God! This is the Lindisfarne Priory, the building of the famous Benedictine monks who came to the island during the late 11th century.
My dad told me that Northumberland was one of the best areas in England for sunsets. Even though it is on the east coast (no sun setting on the sea here) it wasn’t until my second visit that I started to agree with him. This was taken in Continue reading “Northumberland Sunset”
This is another water feature photograph from Alnwick Garden taken on my tripod through the 10mm super wide angle lens. Due to the lack of vertical lines in the image the extreme distortion isn’t as obvious. Alnwick Garden in Northumberland (North East England) is one of the most fascinating modern gardens I have photographed and definitely worth a visit in my opinion.