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Lindisfarne
11 February 2022
This location shoot was definately the highlight of the Northumberland tour, for a whole raft of reasons. When planning the trip it was the one location that was uppermost in our minds (Terry and myself that is, Jasper was excited too though I suspect for entirely different reasons). Getting across to Holy Island and arriving at Lindisfarne Castle for sunrise took some preparation, tide times being key as you can only reach the island at low tide over a single track causeway.

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As they say in the military proper planning and preparation prevent poor performance, ( I think they use another p.. word, but I think I'll skip that one for now), and that was certainly true of this shoot. To be honest you also need a bit of luck, especially when you're working with mother nature, but as you can see from the images, she certainly smiled upon us that morning - the sunset was sublime, and combined with that location it the experience was simply magical.

So an early start that morning, up at 5am and out of the digs by 5.30, we crossed the causeway in the pitch black and arrived at the castle in sufficient time to chill and get the coffee pot on. Caffeine - magic juice - the perfect start. As the first rays of the sunrise started to burst deep warm colours across the cool night sky we knew we were in for a good one, we moved around to the north east side of the castle and set up for the shoot with the castle siloutted against the vibrant sky. Just enough cloud to add some interest and reflect the colours, and one in particular, that shaped like a puffed ring, hovering above the castle as if it was blown out by a dragon (yes, probably too much coffee consumed at this point).

Any landscape photographer will no doubt agree, this experience tends to be the exception, rather than the rule. But when it does happen, it's like a moment of nature's perfection that both humbles the mind and inspires the spirit. Where next I wonder ...

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Northumberland Tour
7 February 2022
Last week Jasper and I had the pleasure of touring Northumberland, shooting the ancient
stone circle, the castles, the coastline and a couple of waterfalls accompanied by my friend and fellow photographer Terry (www.instagram.com/No.1ghostdog).
Thanks to Terry for this shot of Jasper and myself setting up to shoot Dunstanburgh castle and also for my new 'About Me' photo (same location).

The winter weather was relatively kind, and whilst we did not get glorious sunrise and sunset each day we were treated to a beautiful sunrise over Lindisfarne Castle, on Holy Island and a stunning sunset at Bamburgh Castle.
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We also managed to get some great shots at Cocklawburn Beach, Dunstanburgh Castle, Duddo Stone Circle, and the waterfalls at Routin Lynn and Featherwood (Otterburn Ranges). Its easy to see why so many landscape photographers are drawn to this ancient land.

Northumberland Collection
Click on the Gallery button to view my full collection of images from this trip.

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108Landscape.com Web Launch
25 January 2022
Hoorah!! Finally it’s here, my new website for my new business, 108 Landscape.
After completing a 30 years career as a Fire Officer the step into setting up as a full time
photographer has been both daunting and exciting.

It has been a steep learning curve in places, providing me with new and stimulating challenges. With the many hours spent planning, creating and building my business over the last couple of months it is very rewarding to finally start to see the results of my labour with 108Landscape.com now live. I hope you enjoy my site just as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together.


My first Gallery
108Landscape goes live with my first fine art landscape gallery - Highlands and Islands of Scotland. It includes a collection of images, starting with Eileen Donan castle, a quick stop to capture the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye then a series of images from the stunningly beautiful Isle of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. As locations go there’s not many that will trump this, a great place to start my new adventure as a landscape photographer. Check out my gallery, all of these images are available to buy now either as prints o wall art including framed prints, canvas and my personal favourite acrylic prints.

This gallery will soon be joined by others, some already in progress and other exciting projects planned over the course of this year. Check in here for regular updates, in the meantime keep safe and enjoy.