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Third time I have now done this walk.  Third time it has been wet.  For much of the walk visibility was poor as the cloud and mist was our guide.  Spirits were low as we were constantly battered by wind and rain as we tried to walk across peat and heather.  Ah the great outdoors!

You may find the photos here reflected the mood on the day!


When I leave home and go to town, My wife always says to me ” Keep your eyelids up and see what you can see”

All the long way down that road and the way back,
Ive looked and Ive looked and Ive kept careful track
But all that I’ve noticed, except my own feet
Was a guy in a hat on Northumberland St.

 

Thats nothing to tell of, that wont do of course.  Just a man in a hat drinking some kind of sauce.
That cant be my story, thats not all there was to see.
Ill say I saw someone reading a book in front of me
And thats a story that no one can beat, when I say that I saw it on Northumberland St.

Yes the book is fine, but I think it’s a shame.  Such a wonderful book but no sounds to his name.
The story would really be better to hear, if also near him was a musician with beard!

 

But thats not enough toys, we needed more noise!
A drummer is better in fact two is quite neat! Now they would fit in on old Northumberland St

 

But hold on a minute, there’s something wrong!
Bass is whats needed to go with their song.
A groove and a blues feel that you can go greet
Something to travel with you down Northumberland St.

 

But you know theres somethings that are not right for all.  The bustling crowds and music or the mall.
There’s a time to relax, sit and take it all in.
For Northumberland St can be quite a din.

 

 

A bit of fun.  Influenced by the Dr Seuss book “Mulberry St”.  That said, Northumberland St is a very lively place these days and somewhere I do enjoy sitting with a coffee and people watching.


A day out at the coast found us in Amble, Northumberland.  I’d love to go back a little better equipped (tripod and other lenses) but while there with my family I at least had my telephoto.  Few snaps later and a bit of processing here we go:


Visited Seaham Hall in County Durham this weekend.  Bit of a treat for my wife and I.  But I wanted to experiment some with light for portrait shots.  Some using light from a window in a darkened room.  Some with flash but using the exposure compensation on the flash to change its strength, then also some using the room lighting.  I’m enjoying portrait shooting at the moment, just need more willing participants! Still an awful lot to learn but this really will come with practice and experimenting.  Here’s some of the results anyway.