January 20, 2019

I am resuming the Digital Photography School photo challenges. The prompt this week was light trails and so I decided to photograph moving traffic with a slow shutter speed. To make the photos interesting I chose various landmarks around Newcastle City Center, i.e. the...

May 27, 2017

The images I took for this weeks challenge are as follows: the view of my parents garden though a lens, an earring, a round flower, a clock face, lens from a birds eye view and an opening rose bud.

May 15, 2017

I used to really love books. I could quite happily spend a whole day reading a good book, letting the story and my imagination take me to faraway lands or ages past. I also enjoy browsing second hand bookshops which are just a treasure trove of all kinds of books. In t...

May 6, 2017

The biggest and perhaps well known tunnel in the North East is the Tyne Tunnel. The vehicular tunnel is a mile long and forms part of the A19 which connects North Shields and Jarrow. The original tunnel was one of three, the other two being pedestrian and cyclist tunne...

May 1, 2017

For this assignment I decided to visit Butterfly World in Stockton on Tees. I have been there before about two years ago. It is slightly too far to make a visit a regular outing which is a shame as I just love butterflies and watching them gently flutter around in a se...

April 29, 2017

Not done so well with this one. In fact, I didn't even take manage to take a photograph of a single bike! I tried to see if a colleague of mine who has a motorbike would have been willing to help me out with some panning shots on a country road but sadly he couldn't be...

April 22, 2017

The challenge this week was 'stairs'. After typing 'interesting stairs in Northumberland' in the Google search engine I discovered that Seaton Deleval Hall has a spiral staircase. The Hall is a National Trust Property but sadly a fire in 1822 destroyed much of the hall...

April 19, 2017

For me, Spring is one of my favourite seasons. It is when the snowdrops have finished and the daffodils appear like little rays of sunshine. It is when the hedgerows almost overnight suddenly burst into leaf. It is when the weather becomes very changeable, one minute t...

April 8, 2017

The assignment for this week was 'square'. I initially had in mind to travel around Newcastle and photograph anything square that I saw. However, I somehow seemed to end up at a Nature Reserve instead! 

After an enjoyable morning walking around in the sun...

April 3, 2017

I have decided that I will start a new photography project from today, 1 April, which will involve a set challenge per week from the Digital Photography School. The assignment this week was 'birds' which made me happy as I really enjoy watching and photographing birds.


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