Racing the Clouds Home

There are four images this week taken during a trip to the very photogenic county of Northumberland. All of the photographs were taken on the coast and the weather continued to give us some problems. The squally showers were intermittently thrown at us by a very strong and very cold wind.



Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 LM OIS WR

This first image is of the lighthouse at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Built in the nineteenth century it is England’s most northerly lighthouse. It sits at the end of a very long breakwater which was just about managing to shield us from the bitter cold of the wind until we turned the corner on the wall and were subjected to what felt like storm force winds and spray of face-numbing coldness.



Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 LM OIS WR

These two photographs are both of Dunstanburgh castle from the beach just north-east of the castle ruins. The wind was lifting the spray from the top of the waves as they crashed into the shore and it took some effort to hold the camera steady and to protect it as best as possible from the sand and salt spray. The first shows the waves crashing on to the beach under the gaze of the castle.



Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 LM OIS WR

The second photograph’s title came from a song by the band Marillion called Easter. I do get influenced by songs sometimes when I get a title for an image. “The wash of the spray and horsetail wave”



Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F/2.8-4 R LM OIS

The last photograph of seagulls riding the wind put into my mind a line from the song White Russian also by the band Marillion. I can’t remember if I had been listening to any Marillion albums before the Northumberland trip, perhaps I had.




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