Amble Links Beach




Looking towards Amble, and the dunes upon the horizon. The sunlight reflecting off the whin sill rock. Amble has undergone regeneration of its former coal mining town since 1994. The Amble Development Trust has been responsible for the South Pier and harbour redevelopment among several of its projects.

It is a popular tourist resort for caravan and camping, and this is the first time I have been back this way since I was about 18 months old (apparently).

I had hoped to do a long exposure, unfortunately I dropped my remote into the water while I was setting up. I am happy with the outcome; as I reflect on it now a long exposure not have worked as well.

I rescued my remote, thanks to my partner who said ”switch it off and take out the batteries and let it dry out”. That did the trick, thankfully, and it is now working again.

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Amble Links Beach


Amble Links Beach


After the afternoon’s walk along the beach, the Marram grass on the dunes was dry and cooking is not allowed according to the faded signs. We did not want to be responsible for causing a fire. We had our barbecue in a picnic area in Amble, quite something; there were no seats, so we had it in next to the car in the parking area. My parents supplied the food and after the veritable feast we all went back for the sunset. We parked up at the picnic area car park on the Amble Links and wandered down to the beach just into Amble with Coquet Island on the horizon.

There are trips to the island from Amble harbour to the Island home to a nature reserve – a seabird sanctuary, the only UK home of the roseate tern.

There is whin sill rock along the beaches here, escarpments breaching the surface of the beach. This rock formation starts in the Farne Islands and runs under the land into the North Pennines. This type of rock present at High Force in Upper Teesdale

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Amble Links Beach


Amble Links Beach


Photographed on Amble Links Beach heading from Low Hauxley through to Amble, along the Northumberland coast. This image has a view of Coquet Island, which was once home to St Cuthbert. His remains were reburied on Lindisfarne in the 7th Century. They were eventually taken to Durham Cathedral during one of many Danish raids on the Northumberland Coast at the end of the 10th Century.

The monastery was converted into a lighthouse circa 1841. William Darling (elder brother of Grace) resided there in the Mid 19th Century, and he was the first appointed keeper of Longstone Lighthouse, built on the remains of the monastery tower from the 6th Century of the St Augustine’s order.

Low Hauxley is SSSI, and has an exposed ancient forest dating back to some 7400 – 7100 years of this era.

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Damflask Star Trails

Night Time Photography

Damflask Reservoir


A little playing around with the 6D on Damflask Reservoir. It is still very low in water, if there had been a full reservoir there would have been stars reflecting of the surface. I also wished I had double checked my settings thinking they were at Av 4.0…alas not. However I have an excellent star trail of the Plough with Polaris just out of the image. I hour edited in LR4 first then over into CS6. I tried with StarStax. As my aperture was not fully open the foreground was under exposed which resulted in a poor foreground and unwanted noise during the processing, therefore I used one of the images to help with the foreground when I exported them into CS6 as layers after editing in LR4.

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Grindsbrook Clough View to Edale

Landscape Photography


Grindsbrook Clough Peak district
120 seconds f10 21mm ISO50



Golden Clough in Edale

Landscape photography


Golden Clough
0.6 seconds f11 17mm ISO50



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