Monthly:August 2019

Shutterspots No. 4: Chemical Beach, Seaham

[rl_gallery id=”11401″] Chemical Beach, Seaham is a beautiful little cove just South of Seaham town centre. It’s not the main visitor beach so it’s always very empty, just the occasional beach fisherman or dog walker. The beach was at one point a tipping area for spoils from nearby Dawdon Colliery, and it’s the ‘Chaldron’ wheels from one of the colliery wagons which makes this location so famous. Along with the famous chaldron wheels, there are many other natural structures and […]

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Shutterspots No. 3: M62 Motorway Trails

[rl_gallery id=”11355″] Long exposure, light trails, great fun! Being so close to the M62 motorway has been a constant source of inspiration for long exposure vehicle light trails. By no means are my suggested locations the only great places to capture the M62. I’m sure almost any bridge over the M62 will provide a suitable location for capturing some fantastic light trails. I would say that the Pennine area will obviously provide some fantastic landscape backdrops, but equally there are […]

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Shutterspots No. 2: Lumb Hole Falls

[rl_gallery id=”11070″] Lumb Hole Falls is beautiful waterfall nestled in Crimsworth Dean, high above Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.  It is a wonderful natural bowl into which the waterfall pours below and old stone bridge.  There are many great vantage points to capture the main waterfall.   The public footpath which winds it’s way across the dean and crosses the waterfall over the stone bridge offers ample locations for capturing the falls without too much strenuous effort. For those of a more […]

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Shutterspots No. 1: Clarence Dock, Leeds

[rl_gallery id=”11048″] Clarence Dock sits on the River Aire, just to the South East of Leeds City Centre. The dock was constructed for boats using the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Aire and Calder Navigation to ship goods and commodities from Leeds city centre in 1843.  In 1996 the construction of the purpose-built Royal Armouries Museum marked the start of the area’s redevelopment.  The area now houses many tech businesses, hotels, restaurants and bars. Photography Subjects Water, Canal boats, Water reflections, Modern […]

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Reimagine

I’m sure I’m not alone in having a huge archive of photographs. Sometimes I like to dip back into the archive and see how my photography has changed/improved (hopefully!) over the years. It’s interesting to go back and re-edit old photographs to see if you can re-imagine them. On a visit to Bath in 2015 I stumbled across a wonderful stone stairwell that was spilling light out onto the dark riverside. My original image was of course Black and White, […]

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